My name is John Potter and I work under the title Escape Key Graphics. I am an illustrator who makes a lot of maps. I also do most of the graphic design associated with my illustrations and maps.
I have many years of experience as both a corporate employee and as an independent contractor. I work out of South Florida, but have clients all over the world so don't hesitate to contact me.

Illustration and Illustrated Maps

Miami Boat Show Maps

The Miami Boat Show actually consists of three boat shows. The Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miami are both managed by The National Marine Manufacturers Association (informally known as NMMA), and The Yacht and Brokerage Show is managed by Show Management.

Printed Map of Collins Ave. Site
(I did not design the program cover)

NMMA contracted me to design maps for The Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center and Miamarina at Bayside venues. Show Management contracted me to design a map for the Collins Avenue venue. Yachts International Magazine worked out an arrangement with Show Management to use the Collins Avenue map at a plateau point in development. NMMA also ended up needing a bus and water taxi route map.

Printed Map (Bayside)

Printed Map (Sea Isle Marina)

As you can see this was a large project. Although each of the maps held its own inherent challenges, The Miami Beach Convention Center map and the Collins Avenue maps were particularly challenging. Both were large with The Miami Beach Convention Center map being a three-page fold out and the Collins Avenue map a four-page fold out.

The Collins Avenue map was a challenge simply due to its immense scale, its complexity and the necessity to produce a presentable midway point in development for Yachts International Magazine. The Miami Beach Convention Center map was challenging in its uniqueness. It required me to show three floors of the building, which are not shaped alike at all, in way that made their relative positions obvious to a visitor. It was a lot of fun and I managed to work in a nice Miami Beach color palette as well.

As I have done in the past I recorded a lot of the work as I was doing it for use in two time lapse videos. I thought it was just too long as one video and I’m trying to keep them short. This time I threw in some real world video and some clocks at some points to give you an idea of how much the video has been accelerated (it is not consistent). I hope you like them.

I have just posted some panoramic photos I shot at the boat show: Bayside, Sea Isle and The Convention Center

Miami Boat Show Map
Miami Boat Show Sea Isle Marina Map
Miami Boat Show Bayside Map
Miami Boat Show Miami Convention Center Map
John Potter

I am an illustrator who makes a lot of maps. I also do most of the graphic design associated with my illustrations and maps. CONTACT ME

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  1. Edward Buntin

    2nd Feb 2011 - 8:01 pm

    I need actual physical addresses of the 3 boat show locations, and best parking- most economical. Driving in from Orlando. Thanks

  2. admin

    2nd Feb 2011 - 8:26 pm

    Yacht and Brokerage Show Parking and Transportation: http://www.showmanagement.com/miami_boat_show/event/transportation/

    Strictly Sail Miami Directions and Parking: http://www.strictlysailmiami.com/attendees/directions.aspx

    Miami International Boat Show Directions and Parking: http://www.miamiboatshow.com/attendees/directions.aspx

    Miami International Boat Show Park and Ride: http://www.miamiboatshow.com/attendees/parking.aspx

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I am an illustrator who makes a lot of maps. I also do most of the graphic design associated with my illustrations and maps.
- John Potter