Beautiful Maps to delight + fun details to engage your audience

Map Illustrator

Do you need a map illustrator for your project? I’m here to help.

I create illustrated maps for a range of businesses and organisations including heritage sites, museums, festivals, businesses, restaurants and local authorities.

Whether you are a retail park, neighbourhood development association or univeristy, I can bring your location to life with a lively map illustration.

Graphic & Illustration Style


What is my illustrations style? My style of illustration has been described as delicate, witty and insightful. Whether you are running a restaurant that is a little hard to find or after a festival map, my style of illustration can be adjusted to suit your needs. Maps are fun and a great way to create a vibe, provide orentation and even sell as merchandise.

Illustrated Maps & Family Trails 

An illustrated map is a beautiful, fun and functional way to provide your visitors – young and old – with an overview of your grounds and the activities you offer, while illustrated family trails will inspire adventure and learning in your younger visitors.

By using narrative imagery (as in the example above), the map can be turned into an educational tool for children to learn about your venue.

Illustrated-Oxford-map Uncomfortable Oxford Map -fun illustrated map of Oxford- historical facts about Oxford- Oxford histories - Kati Lacey freelance illustrator Oxford

Narrative Maps

Bring the hidden story of your site to the forefront by including characters from the past that talk to the present generations.

Narrative maps are a unique way to tell stories and they are best suited for illustration! The stories that your venue, historic site, market town or event holds are what make your project so special. This is a chance to make them shine and attract an inquisitive audience.

Maargaret Island Margitsziget Budapest Visit Budapest

Tourist Information Boards

My map designs are an eye-catching way to attract visitors and promote key events in your calendar. By listening closely to your needs, I will create a design which communicates exactly what you want to say.

Galapagos Island Map Illustrtation

Educational Map Designs

I create educational map designs for school children of all ages.

Heritage Sites

With a lot of experience in creating maps, I produce attractive map designs that appeal to your target audience while ensuring that it meets your printer’s requirements.

Campus Maps

Campus maps can take a lot of different form. I can create campus maps for you that are fun and informative at the same time. The above example is a navigational tool as well as a source of information about the college’s traditions and best practices.


Maps for Local Governments

An eye-catching map illustration is a great way to make your local park more popular and promote an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere in your town or area. Illustration allows for playfulness, a serious approach or anything else you imagine is is the best way to attract a wide audiece.

Visit Scotland infographic illustration by Kati Lacey

Festival Maps 

A great festival map can really make a difference when it comes to navigating between multiple venues. Moreover, an illustrated map can enhance the vibe and attract a wider audience making your event desired.

Margaret Island Margitsziget Budapest Visit Budapest
thursh holding strawberry

What others have to say…

“The illustrations and site-map that Kati has created for Kelmscott Manor are really very successful and everyone associated with the National Lottery Heritage Fund project was equally impressed with their clarity and the way in which the drawings of the Morris family members, birds and other characters work so well with the typography. She has made a delightful contribution to the Interpretation of the Manor and its outbuildings.”

Peter Cormack MBE FSA
Hon. Curatorial Adviser, Kelmscott Manor

“Kati went above and beyond the brief and delivered the project in a timely manner. She worked with us to find an outcome that really fitted what we were trying to achieve. We are very happy with the result!”

Kate Toomey
Museum of Oxford

Kati has been an utter delight to work with and her illustrations have already become a treasured part of our College community. Now, with the map, we have a lovely (and very useful!) souvenir to give our visitors!

Maryanne Saunders
Lincoln College

“Working to a tight deadline, Kati developed a range of characters, a set of icons and an infographic poster for us. Her process and service was genuinely excellent, and we couldn’t be happier with the results!”

Jack Barton
Primary Care International

“Kati has been a pleasure to work with. Her dedication to the project has been consistent from the first minute to the last. She captured perfectly what the Old Fire Station stands for through her extensive research, unique way of seeing, beautiful colour palette and dreamy characters. We are overjoyed with the result!”

Justine Malone
Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford

“We’re so lucky to be working with such a talented and curious illustrator! Kati’s talent is not just her delicate graphics, but also the wit and insight that she instills in them!”

The Team @
Uncomfortable Oxford

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