The Art of Map Design: Illustrate Your Own Map

Steph Marshall, Illustrator

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7 Videos (23m)
    • Introduction

    • Start Mapping!

    • Choosing Key Elements

    • Illustrating Key Elements

    • Playing with Scale and Composition

    • Finalising Your Design

    • Wrapping Up


About This Class


I'm Steph, a freelance illustrator and welcome to my first class "The Art of Map Design: Illustrate Your Own Map". In this class we will explore ways you can design and create your own illustrated map of somewhere which is personal to you. I'll teach you how to bring the different elements of your map design together before you complete it in a medium of your choice.

This class is for absolutely anyone! No need for any specific equipment other than a pencil and paper. Your maps can be as big or as detailed as you wish, in colour or black and white, paint or pencil, digitally rendered or painted with watercolours- the choice is yours!


I look forward to having you onboard... Let's get started!

19 of 20 students recommendSee All

would enrol in the next class if it wasn't digital colouring. but hey ho! thank you for a really inspirational class!
Thanks, a great class! Now ready to go onto the next class and learn about colouring in my map :)
Fiona Szabo

Maker, Craftivist, Lover of Bricoleur

Nice quick class on map making. I like how the steps are broken down. I look forward to the next course.





Steph Marshall


Hi I'm Steph, a freelance illustrator and printmaker living and working in the U.K.

I have a particular fascination with maps and love to create work inspired by travel; whether it be places I've travelled to or places I aspire to see. I work both digitally and by hand, creating my illustrations with Photoshop or through the process of screen printing. I often work with bright, bold colours and like to keep my illustrations playful and fun.

I have produced work for international clients including Katha, SNAM and Nurant magazine, as well as numerous private commissions from clients all over the world.

For more information and to view my portfolio, you can visit my website: