The Project

Map design is what I’d do if I didn’t have Tight Ship. I’ve been a map nerd for as long as I can remember. History maps, street maps, fantasy-world maps, art-project maps—you name it, I love it. I even love a terrible map if it’s presented cleverly. I love the stories about geography, geology, people, places, history, and culture that maps evoke. I even have a map-related trivial superpower:

My first undergrad major was geography—a whole story in itself—but that fell apart when I decided I didn’t want to learn calculus to do cartography. I just wanted to make maps for fun. I love the challenge of expressing a real place in a scaled-down, surreal way. Thankfully, as a designer I get to occasionally create maps, and some of those (for SBCC, NOLA DNA, and AIGA) are featured in Tight Ship’s main portfolio.

This page showcases some of my more recent map-related passion projects. I’ll add to it over time, but for now scroll down for three map series I’ve published via social media to keep my skills and enthusiasm sharp.

—Keir