Nina May Designs

Idea Curator of Pattern Design


Nina May

Nina May Designs, Los Angeles, CA

Licensed Surface Pattern Design for Home + Fashion. Hand-Painted and Digital Design for Fashion Doll Textiles. Interested in new Freelance opportunities.

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Nina May has been designing professionally for 32 years.
Her design career started on a whim. After completing study at prestigious Woodbury University for Graphic Arts and Otis School of Art and Design for Textile Design in Los Angeles.
After receiving numerous compliments on her hand-painted attire, her associates begged to buy her unique apparel and voila! – 8TEEZ was born – Nina’s first clothing design business.
From 8TEEZ, Nina sold her one of a kind fashion t0 many boutiques and department stores in the greater Los Angeles area.
She’s designed and sold her hand-painted clothing at fashionable boutiques and Major Department stores like: Fred Segal, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor.
Her unique textile designs and graphics appear on Barbie at Mattel Toys, Hippie Ink Apparel, Spin Master Ltd. LIV Dolls and La Di Da Dolls. She also introduced and designed a whimsical line of handmade greeting cards.
Nina is currently, a consulting graphic textile designer for many apparel and toy manufacturers in Los Angeles. She has also served as an Art Consultant at Overland Avenue School for Advanced Studies and Craft Workshop Instructor with the Craft and Folk Art Museum as well as Art Instructor at PAINT : LAB in Santa Monica, California and guest lecturer at Otis School of Art and Design.
After many years working in retail sales, management, display and international mass apparel production, Nina has a wealth of knowledge and experience to bring to any project.
Nina is intimately familiar with the design process from first spark of inspiration to the finished product in the hands of a happy child or fashion conscious customer.
She knows that heads-up sales and marketing are the keys to moving great products.
Design integrity, quality and attention to detail are Nina’s topmost priories. She takes prides in perceiving the client’s needs first, then focusing her keen sense of style and trend awareness to satisfy that need. Her innate sense of market trend in color, print and theme uniquely qualifies Nina May as prime asset to any design project.


Freelance Textile Prptptyping at Hasbro Toys
2014 – Present Burbank, CA
Freelance Textile Design Prototyping at Spin Master Ltd.
2010 – Present Culver City, CA
Textile Design at Kess InHouse
2014 – Present Oceanside, CA
Freelance Textile Design at Buff USA
2011 – 2018 Santa Rosa CA


  • Hasbro Toys
  • Mattel Toys
  • Snap Solutions LLC
  • Lightspeed Outdoor
  • Disney
  • Buff USA
  • Spin Master Toys LLC
  • Kess InHouse
  • Society6
  • RedBubble
  • Casetify
  • Contrado UK


  • Color Styling
  • Fashion Doll Prototyping
  • Fabric Art
  • Embellishments
  • Textile Design
  • Hand-Painting
  • Graphic Design
  • Trend Research
  • Line Development


  • Illustrator
  • photoshop
  • hand-painting
  • embellsihment
  • cads
  • prototyping
  • textile design
  • product design
  • development
  • design direction
  • Templates
  • social media marketing
  • color styling
  • wacom intuos