In the Studio
This wall sized map that I am currently working on in the studio is for a cable company and is made up of 145 illustrated people. I'll be working on it all week and will have help.
There are many times that my work isn't done in front of a large crowd of people or at a private corporate presentation in a meeting room. Sometimes I create the client's work completely in my studio. This is known as Designed Studio Maps.
Designed studio maps begin with a client’s idea for a message that they want to deliver (a vision, strategy, new process, etc.). These maps are co-created with an individual or team in conjunction with the strategic illustrator. Often the message is connected to a metaphor. There are a series of sketches and approvals before the final map is created and delivered.