Genevieve Hassall

Publicity Assistant /Marketing & PR student

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Brisbane by neighbourhood

My name is Genevieve and I am a 20 year old PR girl and travel blogger (www.thewanderbug.com). I love talking about travel, and originally considered making a map of Paris by arrondissement, as this is my favourite city and I love sharing ideas of things to do with friends who are visiting for the first time.

I live in Brisbane though, which has so much to offer visitors. There are heaps of hidden gems, and probably less information for visitors about Brisbane than there is Paris. So a Brisbane map it is!

1. Why am I making this map?

To showcase the best of Brisbane's most enigmatic suburbs or areas. I'd like to make a simple overview map of the major suburbs so people have an idea of where everything is, but the thing I'd really like to do is make maps for Paddington, Newfarm & Teneriffe, the city, Fortitude Valley and South Bank.

The map I will make as my project for this class is Paddington, because I live just on the edge of the beautiful Paddington shopping strip, a few kilometres of antique heaven, gorgeous fashion & homewares boutiques and a heap of great cafes that really reflect Brisbane well.

2. Why am I the expert?

I'm not THE expert, but I do spend a lot of time in Paddington and I love to discover new places to share with people.

3. Target Audience

Visitors to Brisbane or people who are less familiar with the suburb. 

4. Details

Name, address, category of business (ie. boutique, antique, cafe, bar) and maybe a brief description or tip.

5. How will it be used?


I'll make it into a PDF so people can download it from my website. However, I'm not sure how i want to make it. I love the look of some of the handrawn maps, and I like to draw by hand and don't know my way around proper design programs - all i can use is Pages! Eeek.

I think that people might find digitally made maps easier to use or more credible.

6. Help me classmates! :)

Would you use someone's hand drawn map to guide you around? Or would you prefer some elements to be drawn digitally so it seems more slick/professional/reliable? What do you look for in a map?

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