Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas
1st Place (Atlas) & President's Choice: WLIA 2018
Featured in the Atlas of Design, Volume 4
Honorable Mention: CaGIS 2018 Map Awards
1st Place (Map Series or Atlas), ICA/IMIA Recognition, & Best Cartography: Esri UC 2018
Commended: British Cartographic Society 2018
I was never really sure if I'd ever get to make my own atlas.* I assumed that, as a freelancer, it was not very likely; most of my clients pay me to make one map, or just a few. But, in the spring of 2016 I was contacted by the folks at Audubon Alaska, a conservation organization based in Anchorage, whereupon I began an 15-month adventure. They offered me great masses of ecological data on the waters surrounding Alaska, and we worked together to figure out how to stack layer upon layer of it into some of the most complex representations I've ever had to create. Over a year (and 130+ maps) later, we had a comprehensive overview of the arctic lives of birds, fishes, mammals, and more.
You can read more about the project, and look at free medium-resolution PDF files, on the project's website.