the artist

my aunt calls me shmay, so you can call me shmay.

i'm an artist, brand designer & dropout philosopher.

things i like: books, mauve, stickers, headless topless ladies with plant heads.

things i do not like: fascism, using 1 capital letter per sentence, soup.

the shop

i opened this shop to help make a difference and to stop being scared of sharing my work. the beauty of that half-selfish mission is that a 2 sticker and $200 fundraiser at 19 years old has evolved into this fancy little internet spot.

the #illustratecompassion fundraiser is named and based on the idea that you can show you actually care about other people through your actions.

often we forget that we can give or help someone else because we aren't in a hypothetical future where we are well off or have time. we can influence others by taking action but also by making it easier for them to contribute to the good. 

i truly appreciate the support. one day i would love this to evolve into a full fledged organization with teams of people organizing non-performative displays of compassion and commitment to those who need it. 

looking to donate to operations/inventory? contact me.


the next illustrate compassion fundraiser is back on!!!

help us help Alice Wong and the Disability Visibility Project. See below.



the first round of the #illustratecompassion fundraiser is on!

25% of all profits will be donated to the DISABILITY VISIBILITY PROJECT from june 25th, 2021 to august 25th, 2021 to help bring financial and social support to one of the most underserved and misunderstood minorities in the world.

the Disability Visibility Project (created by Alice Wong) is focused on bringing disabled creatives & non-socially-promoted disabilities in general, into the public eye by giving disabled creatives platforms to broadcast, promote and inspire activism.


"Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, media maker, and consultant based in San Francisco and the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project."

Photo of an Asian American woman in a power chair. She is wearing a blue shirt with a geometric pattern with orange, black, white, and yellow lines and cubes. She is wearing a mask over her nose attached to a gray tube and bright red lip color. She is smiling at the camera. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography

each sticker order in July will include a fact sheet and resources so we can all do our part in unlearning ableism culture and supporting the causes that matter.


check out this post for more on my perspective on Illustrating Compassion through active listening, sharing resources and calling out systemic and blatant ableism.


stay up to date by following @officialshmay on all the things.