Small Fry Collective is a creative hub based in Manchester, United Kingdom. Founded in 2018, Small Fry hosts a range of creative events, projects, workshops and talks in person and online, bringing together creatives from across the globe. Small Fry is directed by Illustrator & Animator Maisy Summer. Maisy works alongside colleague and friend, Illustrator & Animator Sarah Wilson. Since graduating together from Manchester School of Art in 2018, both have been working across Illustration, Design, Animation & Education in different capacities.
Both Maisy and Sarah bring to the table a range of knowledge from different areas of the creative industries and put creative learning and community at the forefront of their mission. Small Fry aims to champion creativity, and brings together a wealth of creatives spanning from students, to hobbyists, to professional designers and illustrators working in the industry.
Small Fry hosts the Manchester meet-up for the AOI, along with an ongoing collaboration of online illustration and animation workshops and courses with Elephant Academy and Derwent. As well as host their own branded workshops and talk series such as Small Fry's Building Blocks of Freelance Illustration and What are you about?.
Other selected clients include The British Council, University of Manchester, Cardiff University, Winsor & Newton, Pankhurst Centre, Women in Print, and Manchester School of Art.
The Seasoning of Small Fry 2021 (Now Then Manchester)
Maisy Summer on how the collective empowers emerging creatives 2021 (Creative Boom)
Elephant Magazine 2022
Small Fry Partners and Collaborators
AOI, British Council, Pustaka Pias, Elephant Academy, Winsor & Newton, Pankhurst Centre, Cardiff University, Women in Print, Foundation, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Mind Charity.