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Hey there!

I'M MAY

WEB AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER BASED OUT OF NORTHERN, VIRGINIA.

Welcome to Desert Coast Design Studio, formerly known as May Ortiz Designs & Honey Bee Design Studio. My name is May and I am the creative behind the computer screen. I started this creative studio back in 2016, and only took on a handful of clients for small graphic design projects. Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to expand my services to include: web design, branding, photography, social media marketing, video editing and more.  

I suppose you could say that I've always enjoyed working with my hands in order to create something beautiful. However, my passion for web and graphic design sparked back when I was a 13-year-old Myspace fanatic. I was fascinated by the ability to create a digital presence that authentically represented who I was and what I liked through custom layouts, themes, fonts, etc. It gave me a level of creative freedom that I'd never found elsewhere and that's when my love affair with design began. 

I truly love everything about being able to express myself through dig art. When I'm not sitting behind a computer screen, snapping pictures, working in Adobe Suite, or building websites, you will likely find me antiquing with my husband, hiking with our dog Lola, thrifting, watching every Bravo show known to man, reading a true crime book by John Glatt, or binge-watching God-awful horror movies from the early 2000s. 

 

I hope you give me a chance to pour my love into your business. Want to know more? Feel free to reach out at any time, I love making new friends! 

I'M ALL ABOUT

making business owners dreams come true

With over 6+ years in the design and marketing industry, I've learned that every beautiful brand has four major key elements: Story, Style, Authenticity, and Presence. When you add all of these elements together, you're bound to elevate your brand, show up for your business, and finally get your dream clients. Together we will work on turning your business dreams into a reality. Let's get to work.

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Quito, Ecuador

MY HOMETOWN

A FEW QUICK
FACTS 

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WHEN IT ALL BEGAN

my myspace days

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MY PRIDE & JOY

Loli Cannolli

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A FAVORITE PROJECT

Anna Meushaw Boudoir Photography

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KIND WORDS

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May was so amazing to work with. She did a phenomenal job creating my logo, and I’m so excited to work with her in the future! I highly, highly recommend her. Her talent exceeds all expectation."

- ALLISON QUIST PHOTOGRAPHY

and make magic happen

LET'S WORK TOGETHER