Maps have captivated me for as long as I can remember…since I first opened a wall map I found hidden inside one of my dad’s National Geographic magazines. I recall covering the walls of my bedroom with those maps, and staring at them and traveling there in my imaginations. Now here I am today and maps command my attention more than ever!
I am now a professional map illustrator with over 10 years’ experience creating maps for various markets and uses — editorial (in books and magazines), promotional and marketing (for tourism and business) and personal (as home decor). I work in a wide range of styles, media and techniques, to match the personality of the content.
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 I have delivered amazing maps for clients around the world. Near my home is the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, home to the American Geographical Society Library (which contains over 1.3 million items supporting map instruction, research and learning).
When I’m not making 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!