It seems to me that maps are as much about art as data, and creating connections between people and stories that happen to have a geography. I worry that the speed and ease of the computer has made it too easy to leave the humanity out of maps. I am not sure I have yet managed to humanize my own work enough, but it's something I'm working on.

I'm a former lecturer in cartography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, now making my living as a freelancer. I also run a map critique blog, Cartastrophe, and a more general blog of cartographic thoughts, somethingaboutmaps. I also sell prints there.

Here are some maps that I made.