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Laura Coyle is a freelance illustrator and anchor point aficionado from Atlanta, GA. Her work has been commissioned by major brands from Amazon to Target and American Express. You can see her portfolio at coyleart.com, or follow her blog at illustratoring.com. Laura teaches Adobe Illustrator classes online for ReneePearson and has been a featured presenter for tablet-maker Wacom.

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The Joy Of Illustrated Maps In The Era Of Google Earth

In my career as a freelance illustrator, map-making has become a favorite specialty of mine. With each map assignment, I virtually travel across the globe, visiting places I’ve never been. Most recent was a “trip” to New Zealand for a sampling of local Wellington beer for Draft Magazine.

The Joy Of Illustrated Maps In The Era Of Google Earth

My maps are designed to appear next to magazine stories about trips to faraway places, or about the best restaurants in a nearby neighborhood. I create them in Adobe Illustrator, and I relish the research process as much as working on the drawings themselves.

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