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I am a designer & illustrator based in Basingstoke, Hampshire who specialises in hand-drawn, illustrated maps and cartography.

My work is best described as expressive and colourful with lots of details & textures. Colours and patterns are important aspects in my work. I draw my inspiration from everyday objects & textures, architecture, the natural world, town & cityscapes and travelling.

While I have an accessible and hand-drawn style, the maps I design are firmly rooted in cartographic reality. I have a strong working background in mapping & cartography and since graduating from UCL I worked in academic research & private consultancy for 10 years before moving into professional independent design.

I launched my own design business in 2011 and since then my portfolio has grown to combine commissions for clients including the Canal & River Trust, Port Lympne Wildlife Reserve, Tesco Magazine, France Today, ABTA & Discover Britain Magazine with private commissions and my own retail designs. I also sell some of my designs wholesale through Serena Hall Gallery, Southwold.

I have excellent inter-personal & communication skills and can be relied on to get a job done to a high standard. I always listen to what my clients want & can cater for many different budgets. Previous commissions include tourist maps, site guides, route maps for walking tours & location maps as well as, private commissions for wedding and new home maps.

I am available for commissions so don’t hesitate to contact me directly on 07811493574 or by emailing me.

I am a member of both the Association of Illustrators & the British Cartographic Society.

Bek Cruddace Canal & River Trust Cornwall_map