Updated: 22 May 2024

This new website is under construction ;)

Creative Arts Educator, Founder & Digital Learning Specialist

Hey! I'm Kei Maye (pronounced 'kee') and I've been two-stepping my way through various creative arts disciplines for the past twenty years.

I started out designing graphics and websites back in 2003 before freely exploring other disciplines - i.e; illustration, pattern design & selling art products.
Then in 2016, I dipped my biggest toe into the world of education and have since found a way to bring the two worlds together as a creative arts educator.

I'm all about creating learning experiences for creators that won't bore you to sleep; high energy sessions that are relatable, open and impactful.

This is all in a bid to help tool up under-resourced creators to make a sustainable living in the creative arts.  I've buddied up with some amazing organisations, universities and individuals to make this happen.

Collaborators, partners and clients

Roundhouse
Somerset House
University of York
Manchester Metropolitan University
Bow Arts
Hatch Enterprise
Black Girl Fest
‍Duckie
Found & Flourish

Malborough Productions
I LIKE NETWORKING
198 Gallery
University of the Arts London (UAL)
BLM Fest
Culture Mile
Instagram
Daye
The Old Waterworks

GRRRLZine Fair
Ladies Wine & Design
A New Direction
Southbank University
Creative Lives in Progress
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
Babes on Waves
Rose Bruford College
Kingston University

Hackney Empire
Studio Moross
Kingston University
Fail Better Talks
Metal Southend
D & AD (Judging Panel)
University for the Creative Arts (UCA)

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Classes & Workshops

Holistic creative arts sessions to boost creative development delivered both online and IRL.

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1-1 Creator Support

Direct support to help provide the tools for creators to take those all-important next steps.

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Digital Learning Design

Creative arts-focused digital learning experiences for educational institutions, creative orgs and course-providers.

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Creative Resource Dev

Expertly created templates, guides, videos and downloadable material for creative orgs, businesses and individuals.
Lora Ghany
UAL

Kei ensured the online space was welcoming, honest and kept lively throughout. Visually stunning presentation was easy to follow and kept students and staff engaged throughout! Also brought in real-life examples from her own experience to help put things into context, which made the session accessible and relatable. Kei is always 100% authentic, and her warmth and passion for learning/ helping others with their creative ambitions shines through in everything she does!

Tayba Nazir
Manchester Met Uni

Kei delivered really engaging and informative sessions with insightful examples and useful tasks. Our students loved her and we got great feedback!

Amanda Crutchley
198 Gallery

I approached Kei for a workshop on "How to Create a Portfolio" for a group of young creatives we support through our gallery. Kei was immediately a warm, friendly and engaging presence, and clearly had lots of knowledge and supportive advice to provide on guiding people through creative careers. Kei created a fantastic virtual presentation that was engaging, practical, and loaded with free resources.Our participants loved the class.

Lotte Dawson
Arts Student Union

Kei was amazing to work with and a brilliant communicator. The learning content, resources and visuals were engaging, practical and educational. All the feedback we received from our students was extremely positive and we wouldn't hesitate to work with Kei again!

Seung-Sing-Sou
Bow Arts

Kei delivered a really energising and informative session on the fundamentals of freelancing for some of our artist community. She was warm, welcoming, and created a really friendly learning environment for the attendees.We got some really great feedback from the session and we'd love to work with her again!

Jules McGee Russell
Attendee
I LIKE NETWORKING

Kei is the first person who made starting my own business feel feasible and accessible for me. She is a fun and engaging education provider who passes on her many years of expertise excellently.

C Wilson
University of York

It's really one of our best courses and working with Kei has been a real pleasure.

J Bowles
CSSD

Brilliant session. The students were inspired and loved every minute of it. It's not just what you do... it's the way that you do it, I could feel the energy in the room!

Shola Gordon
Roundhouse

Kei delivered an incredible workshop for us and has done over and over again. She is a wonderful facilitator and I am always incredibly happy to work with her. She is professional, personable and clearly an expert in her field. So much so that I am currently developing a brief based on the excellence she has delivered for us that I will be presenting to future tutors/facilitators. Book Kei!

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Because creators over 30 need support too.

Sick to the back teeth of being aged out of creative programmes and opportunities? Frustrated by the lack of support on offer for creators in your age group? Ageism continues to be a huge issue that plagues the creative industry, as opportunities and programmes are often directed at 18 - 25 year olds, or up to 30 - but what about those of us beyond these age brackets?

Check back in a few, I've got something brewing.