Dann May

I am a creative director, visual artist and game developer.

My passion for both art and game design began with a childhood love of fantasy fiction, video games, and Dungeons & Dragons. I’ve worked professionally in the visual arts for 20+ years as a creative director, illustrator, 3D animator, software developer, and graphic designer; in fields ranging from entertainment and gaming, to advertising and medical education. Throughout, my passion has remained the same, creating imaginative and worthwhile projects with friendly and talented collaborators.

I currently work as the Creative Director for tabletop game publisher Game Salute and our imprints: Starling Games, Sparkworks, Flying Meeple, and PolyHero Dice. My Creative Director role includes: game evaluation and development, creative and art direction, and for many projects hands-on graphic design and illustration.

If you like my work or would like to know more, contact me via the contact page. I’ll happily respond promptly to any enquiry or feedback.

Tabletop Games Resume

Upcoming & In production – 2018

Everdell: Game Development (Lead), Creative Lead, Art Direction, Graphic Design
Polyhero Dice – Rogue Set: Concept, Design, Art Direction
Archmage: Game Development (Lead), Art Direction, Graphic Design
King’s Forge – Gold: Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design

2017-2018

Alien Frontiers (5th Edition): Art Direction
Farlight: Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design
Storm Hollow: Creative Development, Art Direction, Graphic Design, Art
Eleminis (2nd Edition): Game Development (Lead), Art Direction, Graphic Design, Art
Gimme Gimme Guinea Pigs: Art, Art Direction, Graphic Design
Polyhero Dice – Wizard Set: Concept, Design, Art Direction

2016-2017

Black Orchestra: Additional Game Design, Game Development (Lead), Art Direction, Graphic Design
Planetarium: Additional Game Design, Game Development (Lead), Art Direction, Graphic Design
Shadowrift (2nd Edition): Art Direction, Graphic Design
Shadowrift (2nd Edition) – Eve of the Sickle Moon: Art Direction, Graphic Design
Sunrise City – Nights: Art Direction
Princess Bride – I Hate to Kill You: Art Direction, Graphic Design
Legends of the American Frontier: Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design
Legends of the American Frontier – Bounties: Game Design, Art Direction, Graphic Design
Polyhero Dice – Warrior Set: Concept, Design, Art Direction
PolyHero Dice – Knight Fight: Game Design, Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design
King’s Forge – Glassworks: Art Direction, Graphic Design
Capture: Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design

2015

Poseidon’s Kingdom (2nd Edition): Art Direction, Graphic Design, Art
Skyway Robbery: Creative Direction, Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design
Princess Bride – Miracle Pill: Art Direction, Graphic Design
Princess Bride – As You Wish: Art Direction, Graphic Design
Princess Bride – A Battle of Wits: Art Direction, Graphic Design
Nothing Personal – Power and Influence: Art Direction, Graphic Design
Nothing Personal – Associates: Art Direction, Graphic Design
King’s Forge – Apprentices: Art Direction, Graphic design
Fast & Furious – Full Throttle: Art Direction, Graphic design, Art
Area 1851: Art Direction, Graphic design
9-shooter Quick Draw: Art Direction, Graphic design
Sangoku: Art Direction, Graphic Design
Viticulture: Additional Graphic Design

2014

Dungeon Scroll: Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design
Bigfoot: Art Direction, Graphic Design
Chaos & Alchemy – Substances: Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design
Chaos & Alchemy – Apprentices: Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design
Princes of the Dragon Throne: Additional Art Direction
Top Promoter: Art Direction
Tiger Stripes: Art Direction, Graphic Design
Magnum Opus: Art Direction, Art
King’s Forge: Art Direction, Graphic design
King’s Forge – Queen’s Jubilee: Art Direction, Graphic design

2013

Nothing Personal: Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design
Nothing Personal – Young Turks: Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design
Chaos & Alchemy: Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design
Island Fortress: Art Direction, Art, Graphic Design
Formula E: Art Direction, Graphic Design
Impact City Roller Derby: Additional Graphic Design
Villains and Vigilantes: Art

 

 

Media

The Gaming Careers Podcast

Dice Hard Podcast

Everdell Designer Diary

 

Links of interest

PolyHero Dice
My brother Greg and I are the creators of PolyHero Dice, a line of imaginatively sculpted dice. Visit polyhero.com

Greg May – Animator and 3D Artist
Greg is a highly talented artist with whom I regularly collaborate. Visit gregmay.com.au

Tabletop Tycoon
I currently work as the Creative Director for tabletop game publisher Game Salute, and our imprints Starling Games, Spark Works and Flying Meeple. Visit gamesalute.com

Tabletop Game Designers Australia
I belong to the TGDA. Visit TGDA Facebook page