Patterns with a Purpose: 100% Gives Back!

May Designs is proud to offer Patterns With A Purpose: special collections that give back 100% of the proceeds to organizations that support people with special needs. We believe in celebrating people of all abilities, and hope that you'll find something from one of these beautiful collections that makes your heart happy knowing your purchase gives back.

meet jackson!

Mica May, Founder and CEO of May Designs, has a son, Jackson, who was born with Down syndrome. We are so honored to celebrate him and others living with Down syndrome.

Please join us in making a difference, one notebook at a time! Your support of these collections truly makes a difference, as May Designs has given tens of thousands of dollars throughout the past decade from the sales of these beautiful, one-of-a-kind products!


The lucky few arrows + Tattoo

The Lucky Few Arrows collection is inspired by The Lucky Few Tattoo and the phrase coined by Heather Avis (mother of three adopted children, two with Down syndrome) in her book, The Lucky Few!

The arrow pattern came to Mica shortly after she designed a simple tattoo to celebrate being the parent of a child with Down syndrome. After getting the tattoo with a couple of her friends, the symbol went viral and soon, people all over the nation were getting inked! Thousands of people now have #theluckyfewtattoo and you can too (in a less permanent way) with this iconic collection!