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FLIBS 2017

Maps for Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017

As in years past I have updated many of my existing illustrated maps and created many new ones as well for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This show promises to be a new beginning and a kind of reboot of the show in many ways. I think I may have done more work for

room renderings

Resort Room Renderings

Illustrations of Accommodations You may know that I recently visited The Bahamas to work on a project. Well this is what I was working on… My client needed illustrated renderings of the room layouts of the resort accommodations. There are a few different kinds of rooms and options for furnishings like double beds or a

Wild Animal Sanctuary map

Updated Wild Animal Sanctuary Map

I just completed some updates to this illustrated map for The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. It’s always a pleasure to work with the folks out there. They have expanded, yet again, and have even more animals so they needed some alterations on the map I designed and illustrated for them some years ago to

Marina and Resort Map

Illustrated Maps as Signs

During my recent visit with my client in the Bahamas I was happy to see how my illustrated maps have been used as signage. They look great.


Sketchpad October 2017

I want to share some sketches from my recent sketchbooks. The original plan was a sketch a day, but hurricanes and tight travel schedules etc. got in the way. At this point let’s just say I’m drawing a lot. Most of these sketches are from copy written photography. I don’t intend to diminish the work

Actor Jason Lee

Portrait of actor Jason Lee

Vector based portrait of Jason Lee Vector based illustration created using Adobe Illustrator. I very seldom create “fan art”. It doesn’t seem fair to me since you can’t differentiate between the popularity of the subject matter and the popularity of your own work, but I’ve made an exception. I’m teaching myself some new skills and

Digital Portrait

Vector Based Portrait

Digitally created portrait of a business pioneer I just acquired a laptop with a digital pen interface and I’m wasting no time putting it to use and learning what’s possible. This opens up a new opportunity for me to integrate more of the traditional art I did before the digital revolution into my digital art

Before and After

Before and After Projects

These are some examples of projects where I’ve redone something. I am showing the original compared to the new result I came up with. Boat Show Maps The before and after example that jumps out most to me is boat show maps including but not limited to this one. Before I made my first illustrated



Boat Show Illustration
Electric Snake Illustration
Art Nouveau Portrait
Boat Show Illustration
Illustration used for the Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach
Marina Illustration
A1A Marathon Poster
Yachting Illustration
Dragon illustration
Boat Show Illustratio
Album CD cover for Harmonic Motion
Album CD back cover for Harmonic Motion
Boating Illustration
Miami Beach Illustration
A Bone In Her Teeth Book Cover
Uncle Sams Book Cover
Boat Show Illustration
Flamingo Gardens Brochure Cover
Catamarans Illustration
Childrens Party Illustration
Vector portrait
Cigar Aficionado Illustration
Portrait of Jason Lee
Art Basel 2013
Book Cover Illustration
1950s Diner Illustration
Architectural Rendering
Architectural Rendering
Urban Planning Architectural Rendering
Architectural Rendering
Architectural Rendering
Room Layout

Illustrated Maps

Gardens Map
Coastal Neighborhood Map
Marina and Resort Map
International Boat Show Map
Animal Sanctuary Map
Miniature Golf Map
Speedway Map
Campus Map
Island Tourism Map
Illustrated Town Map
A Miami Illustrated Map
Illustrated Theme Park Map
International Boat Show Map
Enclosure Map Rendering
International Boat Show Map
Boat Show Map
Illustrated Municipality Map
Boat Show Map
Golf Resort Map
Tourist Attraction Map
A Power and Sailboat Show Map
Convention Center Map Design
South Florida Map
Illustrated Camp Map
Golf Resort Map
Boat Show Bus Map
Illustrated Map of Marinas
Music Festival Transit Map
Hiking Woods Map
Service Area Map
Convention Center Map
Boat Show Transit Map


John PotterMy name is John Potter and I work under the title Escape Key Graphics. I have over twenty years of experience in illustration and graphics. Clients range across multiple industries, states and countries including large corporations and small businesses. Projects include illustration and design of maps, book covers, posters and more. You will find me to be proficient with the latest software and computer and technology literate. You will also find me to be experienced working with printers, draftsmen, creative directors, software developers and corporate management.
Escape Key Graphics is the winner of the 2012 W3 Gold Award from The International Academy of the Visual Arts for my contribution to a project as the map illustrator and designer.

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