ABOUT ME


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

Illustrated Town Map

Illustrated Map of a Town for Visitors

Red Bluff, CA

I am very pleased with this new illustrated map of Red Bluff, California. The Durango RV Resort was looking for a map of the towns highlights and asked if I could make a fun, easy to follow guide of the town. I think this map does the job nicely and the client is pleased as well.

If you have an interest in hiring me to create a map of a whole town, city or large area this serves as a good example. It shows some of the changes in scale and so forth that have to be made to make an entertaining illustration while still having a navigable map. Some of the buildings have been spun around so that you can see the facades rather than the backs, since no one recognizes the back of even a famous building.

Red Bluff, CA map step 1

The first step I took was to establish which roads were necessary in the map
Red Bluff, CA map step 2

The second step I took was to establish an angle for the map that would include all of the necessary roads and points of interest. Notice the outer limit roads are marked in yellow.
Red Bluff, CA map step 3

The third step I took was to begin rendering buildings in their proper spots at true scale.
There are obviously more than a few steps I am not showing here, but the client go to see all of the steps as I worked and you will too if you contract me to make your map.
Red Bluff, CA map step 3

A close up of the Kelly Griggs House Museum
Red Bluff, CA map step 3

A close up of the Red Bluff Post Office
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 Comment

  1. Dianna

    3rd Dec 2013 - 9:55 pm

    This map is amazing!!! I love the simplicity, the creativity and the easy to read directions. The dimensional buildings add alot to the concept and really ascentuate locations.

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