nature in the city map, March 2017 - dec 2017

Nature in the City Map (FRONT) -  36 x 24'' acrylic on paper. Artist, Jane Kim, Designer, Leah Elamin, Content, Mary Ellen Hannibal. 

Nature in the City Map (BACK) -  36 x 24'' acrylic on paper. Artist, Jane Kim, Designer, Leah Elamin, Content, Mary Ellen Hannibal. 

Type: 36 x 24'' Fine art map depicting the natural areas and key species of San Francisco
Date: April 2017 - Ongoing
Collaborators: Nature in the City (Client). San Francisco Department of the Environment, SF Planning Department, The Presidio Trust, The National Park Service, Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences, SF Public Library. 
Description: Develop and execute a production and outreach plan for the printing of a large-scale map that integrates original artwork from a renowned artist, written content, and geospatial data from a multi-agency team working in the environmental education sectors in San Francisco. 50,000 maps will be distributed by collaborating agencies to San Francisco residents to encourage engagement with the natural areas and species around the city.
Roles & Duties: Project Manager & Cartographer

  •  Lead regular all-team meetings, establish a production schedule, and develop a design and review process to track progress and needs between the creative team and project leads.
  • Scope and negotiate printing and framing logistics with external vendors for a print run of 50,000 copies of the map to be circulated to San Francisco residents, and a smaller run of framed, custom prints for donors.
  • Advise project leads on the marketing and distribution of the maps via the project website, social media channels, and ways to maximize partnerships with collaborating agencies and retail outlets.
  • Plan, facilitate, and summarize feedback from 3 map review sessions with external stakeholders representing target audiences (90 participants, total).
  • Research, manage and execute pre-production cartographic tasks on geospatial datasets that were integrated into the map. Coordinate design tasks with lead artist and designer.

Map Feedback Sessions with Stakeholders

habitat climate change vulnerability dashboards & executive summaries, ongoing


Type: Print and PDF download research summaries.
Date: 2016 - Ongoing
Collaborators: NatureServe (client), prepared for the Bureau of Land Management.
Description:  I am working with research ecologists and climate change specialists from NatureServe, a Washington, D.C. based conservation research organization to design reports for federal governmental agencies including the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.
Roles & Duties: Design & Science Communication Consultant

  • Creative direction, information design.
  • Copy writing, copyediting
  • Layout design for print and electronic dashboards and reports from GIS-based climate vulnerability assessments for target ecosystems.