Maps are beautiful, fun to make, endlessly creative, and have so many uses.
Maps aren't just a way to navigate. They're a rich and expressive way to tell stories— about your travels, your memories and family history, your neighborhood, your favorite places to eat and shop, and so much more!
Nate Padavick is a freelance illustrator who specializes in the art of illustrated mapmaking. You can see Nate’s maps on his portfolio site, I Draw Maps. Nate is also a publisher of map books and the co-founder, along with his sister Salli Swindell, of the mapmaking community website called They Draw & Travel, which contains the internet’s largest collection of illustrated maps.