Maps have captivated me for as long as I can remember…probably since I unfolded my first giant map supplement I found inside one of my dad’s stack of National Geographic magazines. I collected them and hung them all over the walls of my bedroom, staring at them and letting the art transport me to different times and places. Now, several decades later, maps still command my attention, more than ever.
I am now an international map illustrator with over 10 years’ experience crafting maps for various markets and uses — editorial in books and magazines, promotional and marketing for the web and personal, as home decor. As you’ll see in my gallery, I employ a wide range of artistic styles, media and techniques, to complement the spirit and tone of the content. Every map I create is unique, exciting and a journey of discovery. During the preliminary research and planning stage, I end up learning so much. It’s rather like remote viewing! That is a big part of what makes illustrating maps so much fun for me.
I am based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (located between two of the largest freshwater lakes in the world — Lake Superior is #1, Lake Michigan is #4) but my maps can be delivered anywhere on the globe. The Milwaukee’s University of Wisconsin is home to the American Geographical Society Library, which contains over 1.3 million items supporting map instruction, research and learning. The collection includes maps, atlases, books, periodicals, photographic and film media, and geospatial data.
When I’m not creating maps, I’m very likely reading about them or using one to explore the world myself! I enjoy travel and outdoor adventure and am always on the lookout for the next cool map to add to my collection.
I’d love to work with you to illustrate a custom map that best fits your own needs. If you have an idea for an illustrated map for your own project, send me a message and let’s get started!