Map Making: Learn to Communicate Places Beautifully Premium class

Anne Ditmeyer, design + communication

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

      10:02
    • Hand Drawn Maps Exercise

      3:12
    • Inspiration of the Non-Digital Kind: Part 1

      11:12
    • Inspiration of the Non-Digital Kind: Part 2

      11:42
    • Imaginary City Exercise

      3:44
    • Digital Mapping + Integration - part 1

      11:40
    • Digital Mapping + Integration – part 2

      11:47
    • Tools and Techniques in Mapping

      16:17
    • A peek inside Illustrator (optional)

      5:27

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.

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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!

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

103 of 119 students recommendSee All

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!
Oh, that was such a great class! My head is about to explode from all the info shared by the tutor, and my heart is about to burst with joy and bliss! Seriously, that was full of tools and inspiration, and I am going to skip dinners and stuff, so that I can sit and draw maps all day. Thank you, Anne, you are such an inspired and inspiring gal! I'll be submitting by project soon.
Pelagie DeParis

Semper curiosus

Loved it...new appreciation of map design and especially designs that take the less traditional route :)

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Anne Ditmeyer

design + communication

I'm an American design + communications consultant based in Paris. I founded Prêt à 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 through Vayable

I have spent 8+ years working as an in-house and freelance graphic designer. I teach Map Making, Intro to InDesign, InDesign in 30 Minutes, Designing Professional Documents (Résumé Redesign), Presentation Design, and The Art of Travel Posters on Skillshare.

More on anneditmeyer.com + pret-a-voyager.com.