AMY LEE  WALTON ︎

Hi, I’m Amy Lee.


Lead map designer and design experience strategist that marries interaction, design, and location.


I research, analyze, sketch, prototype, iterate, and train best practices and workflows for location based products and narratives. Currently, Design Experience Lead at Mapbox.



SELECTED MAP DESIGNS

· CaliTerrain
· Satellite Streets
· Blueprint

BACKGROUND
I earned my MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and mixed businesses and technology at the University of Cincinnati. I served on the Board for the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) for two years. And I currently serve on the Board for the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS).

I’ve spoken at Typographics 2018, San Francisco Design Week 2018, Portland Design Week 2017, and Tallahassee Design Week 2016, and 18 other venue over the past 5 years. My work has been featured in and on The Atlas of Design, Wired, Communication Arts, Architectural Digest, and Techinca.ly DC. I’ve been interviewed on Revision Path, Dissection, and NPR’s All Tech Considered podcasts.


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LOCALES 
Washington, DC
San Francisco, CA




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Blueprint, 2016



To boldly go where no one has gone before.
During the summer of 2015, inspired by some blueprint schematics of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D I got for my birthday, I designed the Blueprint map. Eager to test the latest version of Mapbox Studio, I decided to redesign the style taking full advantage of Mapbox GL rendering awesomeness.

I worked with a limited color palette of three blues and a single typeface, FF Kievit, in order to capture the bold yet sophisticated graphic quality of architectural blueprints.

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Swiss Ski, 2016


The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
Traditional ski maps feature steep slopes, ski routes, and snowboard routes over a contour heavy topographic base. The topography creates a detailed visualization of depth (or relief) of the cultural and natural features. Inspired by Swisstopo maps, this style highlights elevation contour lines along with specific ski features such as gondolas, chair lifts, and piste paths.

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Vintage, 2017



We are not responsible for what we do; we are ignorant of our acts until we accomplish them.

Many classic maps contain detailed styling on the oceans and bodies of water surrounding the continents. This styling shows bathymetry, the measurement of the depth of water in oceans, seas, or lakes. The same way that topographic maps represent three-dimensional features (or relief) of overland terrain, bathymetric maps illustrate the land that lies underwater.

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