“Having fun with new pens” turns into something much bigger: Jon May

We always love hearing about what our talented creative community is up to. Occasionally we’re lucky enough to have a member write to us about how Behance has helped their creative career. Want to share your own Behance story? Let us know and we’d love to include it in our Success Stories series.

In this post, Jon May, a freelance designer/illustrator based in Brighton, UK, shares his experience on Behance.

In September 2011 I worked on a personal project called ‘Lettering Experiments‘ – inspirational hand-drawn typographic wallpapers free to download for the iPhone, iMac, iPad etc. That December I received an email from the Behance curatorial team letting me know my project had been featured on Typography Served. Hurrah!

[Lettering Experiments featured on Typography Served]

Just 2 weeks later I received an email from Sally Singleton, Producer at Banjo Advertising Sydney. Their Art Director, Marque Kabbaz, had noticed my project and thought that my style was perfect for a job they were working on for AMP Bank.

I was commissioned to produce a series of typographic illustrations explaining financial services provided by AMP Bank.  After about four weeks of work, I’d created one of my best projects so far. My illustrations were then animated by Kojo.

[AMP Bank Videos on Behance]

I’ve recently been invited to submit work from the lettering experiments project to the EIGA 2013 Trend Diary – Values

My illustration will feature in the diary with my contact details and the book will be circulated to designers and agencies in Europe.

A big thanks to the good people at Behance for helping to get my work noticed and linking me with like minded creatives from the other side of the globe. Cheers!

Follow Jon at Behance.net/jonmay and on Twitter @jonmay_