Sometimes I get sick of having clients. Don’t get me wrong, clients are great. They give you guidance, inspiration, and sometimes — money. But clients are also picky, stubborn, and elusive. That’s why sometimes, it’s a blessing to be your own client.
Case in point, my latest project for R.A.W. (Real Active Women) Retreats. The assignment: a bike map of Vashon Island with relevant points of interest. The instructions? Do whatever the heck you want. Needless to say, I went wild.
Maps (and infographics in general) are one of my all-time favorite design challenges. Having designed several for Pierce Transit, Walk Tacoma and Tacoma Bike I’ve learned that a good map is three things: simple, intuitive, andpainstakingly accurate (if you’re actually relying on it to get you anywhere). One wrong turn and you’re at the bottom of a 400-foot hill with not enough gears.
The result? One of my favorite portfolio pieces to date. Functional, beautiful, and completely & utterly ME. But enough blab — I’ll let the photos do the talking.