We like to make things simple – maps in particular work best when they are simple, yet beautifully drawn. We can draw your map to not only be visually appealing but also be useable, with all of the relevant information included so that it is effective no matter what it’s end purpose whether that’s for a tourist guide, visitor signage or for an editorial map.

We can also make your map interactive or animated.

Here are 5 easy steps to creating your illustrated map:

  • Define your area

This can be done using Google maps to guide you or make a free-hand drawing of the outline of the perimeter.

  • Plan out the key features such as roads or rivers

This will help to breakdown the map into sections to make it more manageable to work on. You can then decide what you want to include in each section.

  • Choose your colour scheme

This can be fun but be careful not to choose too many colours that crowd the map.

  • Create your illustrations or icons

This is what really defines your style and aesthetic and makes an illustrated map unique. Artistic licence is sometimes required to fit in all of the icons.

  • Add the final touches – enhance the map with foliage and labels and then sit back and admire your work

From paper to on screen, we create bespoke illustrations that speak to your customers.

We don’t start any creative work until we’ve thoroughly researched your business, your market, your competitors and have a firm understanding of where your business is going. Then at that stage we might just get a pencil out – make some thumbnails, some ideas… just a start. Illustration is a passion at Rocketbox, if we can we do some drawing, we will. Direct creative input from a pencil is invaluable in initiating that first creative spark.

The power of illustration:



• adds tone of voice

• friendly and approachable

• increases audience interest

Illustration can be used to convey a message, inform your audience or simply add to your brand (did we say we can help with that also?)

Our experts can develop bespoke illustrations that fit your company’s purpose and brand.
Why not make the most of our unique illustration by combining it with our graphic design skills too?

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