I love to illustrate maps. That’s no secret. I love the meticulous details of getting the street grid laid down, and then adding color and drawing icons to tell the story.

I’m lucky that I get to do maps for my current job as a graphic designer for a property management company. These community maps were fun to do because they are chock–full of icons. They are a good way to show possible tenants what there is to do in the neighborhood surrounding an apartment complex.

Illustrating maps is one of those activities where I lose track of time when immersed in it. I’m addicted, so it’s great that I get to illustrate maps for work and for fun.

I’m looking forward to doing more maps as a freelance commission. Let me know if you’re interested in having a map done, whether it’s of your own neighborhood, your city or your bucket list of travel destinations.