My Illustrated Maps on Smashing Magazine

illustrated map draftmag

I’m excited to have an article published today about my map illustration process on Smashing Magazine! I think of this site whenever I need good web design information and inspiration, so it’s an honor to be featured. Here’s a link to the article.

Hope you enjoy! I particularly enjoyed having a beer when I took this photo. The assignment illustrating favorite pubs in Wellington for Draft Magazine definitely made me thirsty.

The part of the article about Live Trace / Image Trace for getting your pen and ink handwriting “vectorized” in Illustrator is something we talk about in my classes. ┬áThis map process in particular is a topic from a recent student webinar on May 1st. Enrolled students can access the archived recordings in the forum on ReneePearson.