Map Making: Learn to Communicate Places Beautifully

Anne Ditmeyer, design + communication

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9 Videos (1h 25m)
    • Welcome and Project Intro

    • Hand Drawn Maps Exercise

    • Inspiration of the Non-Digital Kind: Part 1

    • Inspiration of the Non-Digital Kind: Part 2

    • Imaginary City Exercise

    • Digital Mapping + Integration - part 1

    • Digital Mapping + Integration – part 2

    • Tools and Techniques in Mapping

    • A peek inside Illustrator (optional)


About This Class

Map lovers, travelers, hosts, neighborhood enthusiasts & people who like to know where they’re going or where they’ve been, this class is for you. This is NOT a technical or professional cartography class, but rather focuses on seeing the world creatively through mapping.


What You'll Learn

  • Finding Inspiration. You'll look at current maps and start thinking about how you use them, what attracts you, and what puzzles you about them.
  • Hand-Drawn + Printed Maps. We'll focus on tangible maps, both mundane and experiemental.  
  • Mapping in the Digital Age. We'll look at stand alone digital maps, as well as examples that are integrated into blogs and websites

Note: This class filmed on a laptop + using screenshare, and may not be as flashy as some others, but amazing and inspiring work is created all the same!


Visit the online gallery to see the incredible range of projects!

119 of 138 students recommendSee All

This was a great class to find inspiration. The resources and examples she shares are helpful and useful.
This map making course was super inspiring, interesting and fun. Now I cannot stop making maps! I love how Anne not only gives concrete information but also provides lots of history and examples to get your creativity flowing. I highly recommend this class if you love cool maps and always wanted to make your own. It's the reason I joined Skillshare and I am so glad I did. This is just one of the many great courses. Be sure to check out all of Anne's classes. Inspiration galore!





Anne Ditmeyer

design + communication

I'm an American designer + creativity coach based in Paris, France. I founded Pr?t ? Voyager in 2007 to explore the intersection of travel and design. I'm also co-founder of Studio/Practice (a curated library of tips + tools for creative biz), and give custom tours of Paris at

I've worn many hats as a designer, but these days I'm most passionate about teaching others and encouraging exploration. I teach Map Making, Intro to InDesign, InDesign in 30 Minutes, Designin...

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