Map Making: Learn to Communicate Places Beautifully Premium class

Anne Ditmeyer, designer / editor

9 Videos (1h 25m)
  • Finding Inspiration

    • Welcome and Project Intro

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      10:02
  • Hand-Drawn + Printed Maps

    • Hand Drawn Maps Exercise

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      03:12
    • Inspiration of the Non-Digital Kind: Part 1

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

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      11:42
  • Mapping in the Digital Age

    • Imaginary City Exercise

      03:44
    • Digital Mapping + Integration - part 1

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      11:40
    • Digital Mapping + Integration – part 2

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      11:47
  • Polishing Your Maps!

    • Tools and Techniques in Mapping

      10
      10
      16:17
    • A peek inside Illustrator (optional)

      3
      3
      05:27

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!

87% Positive Reviews 110 See All

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 :)
Good inspiration if you already know a little bit of Illustrator.
Magdalena Z

Designer and blogger

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Anne Ditmeyer

designer / editor

I'm an American designer / editor / consultant based in Paris, France that likes to connect creatives across continents. I have spent 8+ years working as an in-house and freelance graphic designer. I teach Map Making, Intro to InDesign and Designing Professional Documents on Skillshare.

I founded Prêt à Voyager in 2007 to explore the intersection of travel and design. I'm also co-founder / editorial director of Studio/Practice and give custom tours of Paris through Vayable. My writing has been published in Dwell, Fast Co. DesignAnthology, EasyJet Traveller and Kinfolk, and I've worked as a long-time contributor for Design*Sponge.