Maps have captivated me for as long as I can remember…since I first unfolded one of those huge wall maps tucked inside the old National Geographic magazines. I covered the walls of my bedroom with those maps and stared at them from my bed, imagining being there.
I am a professional map illustrator and designer with over 10 years’ experience creating maps for various markets and applications — from 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 #2, Lake Michigan is #5) 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 around me (like my trip to Vinales, Cuba, pictured at right). 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!