Sandestin is a popular golf and beach resort area on the Emerald Coast of Florida. It is famous for its powdery white sand beaches, deep-sea fishing and perfect weather for all outdoors activities. The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa wanted to update a map used in their ad insert in the magazine Footprints, published by Rowland Publishing (a Tallahassee-based custom print publishing house). The marketing folks at Hilton desired a fresher update to the map, and I was only too happy to help!
The base map is watercolor, scanned and finished in Photoshop. I used a brighter color palette, added more logos to highlight nearby attractions, and introduced a few accent illustrations to show off some of the beautiful flora and fauna of the area.