Need a map for your fantasy novel? I’d love to work with you! My style is unique to each and every map, tailored to your story.
Work with me
As a writer myself, I know that world-building is a work of love. It’s personal. And I want to do whatever I can to bring your work to life.
First, we talk strategy
What genre will the map fall under—high fantasy, contemporary, historical? Do you have any examples of maps that you've seen that you like? What locations will be labeled?
And specs like:
- black and white vs. full color
- 2-page spread or 1 page
- trim size
Next, is the sketch
I'll draw a sketch with basic type in black and white. Providing feedback in a sketch stage helps ensure that the final result is solid and saves on rounds of revisions.
lastly, the Final draft
In a few weeks, I'll send the final map for review. You'll copyedit and provide any feedback, and we'll make revisions until you are completely satisfied.
How long will it take?
Map illustration can take anywhere from 15–40 hours total, spread over 2-8 weeks. I'm flexible and will do my best to work out a schedule that meets your needs. If it's a rush job, I may ask for an additional fee. The sooner we start working, the better!
The not so fun part
I charge a flat fee for all map illustration, to be paid upon completion. This fee is calculated with an hourly rate and the estimated hours for the project, which I'll provide in a quote.
I understand that budgets can be tight. So whatever your budget may be, we can negotiate on the scope of the project—for example level of detail, full color vs black and white—to adjust how many hours the project will take. The important thing is, I want to work with YOU!
Send me an email, and we'll get started by discussing your map project.
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I love books. So I make them.
I am a book designer and map illustrator with a passion for children's, middle grade, and young adult books. My experience in publishing has given me the opportunity to work on NYT bestsellers, as well as licensed books for Sesame Street, Disney, and Marvel.
I also write young adult novels! My work is represented by Zoe Plant at the Bent Agency. Someday soon, I will have book announcements to share, but to do that, I need to stop building this website and actually work on revisions.
Maps in Books
Hours Drawing other Worlds
Tiny Trees Drawn