Illustrated map for the University of Cambridge
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I was approached by the University of Cambridge to create an illustrated map of the university and surrounding city, to be used as the main display and navigation for a ‘virtual open days’ platform on their website. This platform will be used by prospective students and should give them a visual sense of how the university colleges and buildings sit within the city of Cambridge and the surrounding area.

The university found that prospective students often struggled to understand how the university is laid out within the city, with no central ‘campus’ as such, but a collection of academic and pastoral facilities knitted into the city fabric. The map highlights the colleges, university facilities and places of interest through individual hand drawn illustrations overlaid on a simple road map. Presenting the city and the academic buildings in this way gives prospective students a tangible overview of how the two co-exist, without having to visit it in person. With such a variety of beautiful buildings and pieces to illustrate, I loved working on this project!

The ‘Virtual Open Days’ platform will be launched on the University of Cambridge website in Autumn 2020.

Katherine Kannon
Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)17628588595

I'm a freelance illustrator from London, now based in Berlin. Specialising in hand drawn maps, lifestyle and travel illustrations, I bring my distinctive, quirky style to all my co… Show more.

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"We couldn't be happier with the hand llustrated map Katherine produced for us. As the project is multifaceted, we presented Katherine with a really complex brief and lots of different ideas that she was able to pull together into one awesome, cohesive design that really captured the tone we were aiming for. Throughout, Katherine was really responsive to our suggestions and ideas, as well as producing solutions that really tied the project together. She was an absolute joy to work with, her vision, talent, and unwavering patience throughout the process made the whole project really enjoyable
— Millie Beach, Student Recruitment Co-Ordinator, University of Cambridge