I was asked by the university’s marketing office to update the campus map. They didn’t want a full redeisgn, but they recognized its need for change.
I was thrilled by this opportunity, not only for actual design work, but to fix the eye sore that was our campus map. I knew instantly that color would add to its legibility and clarity so I set to work in Illustrator fixing all of the minute errors, details, and removing any shading within the map, that way I could create a separate layer of color to place under the existing outlines. I also had to mimick the style of the existing map to add on new additions to our campus as well as skillfully remove no longer existing structures. All the color is hand painted with water color with some minute touch ups in photoshop.