I am a professional designer & illustrator based in Basingstoke, Hampshire who specialises in hand-drawn, illustrated maps and cartography.
North Hampshire, UK
Professional designer & illustrator
1997-98 UCL, MSc Geographic and Geodetic Information Systems
1994-97 University of Salford, BSc Geography (Hons), 2:1,
12/2012 – Present
Cartography & Illustration - Bek Cruddace Illustration (www.bekcruddace.co.uk).
12/2012 – 10/15
Web Designer & Developer – Laughing Rabbit Web Design (www.laughingrabbit.co.uk).
10/2010 – 2012
GIS/Mapping advisor – Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, Hampshire
Voluntary role advising on GIS/mapping solutions and production of mapping for use in campaign literature.
2001 – 2009
Consultant, Transport Information Systems, MVA Consultancy -
Part of a team that met the IT/Web/GIS needs of public and private sector clients including local authorities and public transport authorities as well meeting internal IT, Web & GIS requirements.
1999 – 2001
Research Fellow, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA, UCL)
Development of a GIS software application to display, compare & measure environmental, economic & social sustainability indictors in London using Oracle & ArcView Internet map server.
1998 – 1999
Research Assistant, Jackson Environment Institute (UCL) -
Development of a GIS Web decision-making tool to assess the suitability of brownfield sites for housing redevelopment. Liaised with Local Authority Planning Departments, the Environment Agency and Govt. offices, integration of complex spatial data, network analysis and ran seminars within the local communities.