Designer Pro Series


I don't know much about selling but I know that when we get a handful of blog posts out around our new tech and how it integrates with a vertical we get more real inbounds.” — @yhahn Mapbox CTO
My challenge was to create a series of map styles and blog posts across the following topics:

1. Map terminology
2. Design / data technique
3. Studio pro-user tip

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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Blueprint, 2016

Swiss ski

The world is divided into two categories: hot and cold places.
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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Swiss Ski, 2016


This map remind us of who we used to be.
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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Vintage, 2017

The portfolio of Amy Lee Walton.