About

Jason has spent nearly 30 years working as a cartographer (map maker), graphic and information designer. This has covered feasibility studies, concept development, design, production and project management—applied most extensively within the fields of transportation (transport information systems), town planning, urban design, town planning, architecture and wayfinding.

He has specialist knowledge of cartography, graphic design, information design, illustration and 2D/3D visualisation. Jason’s training, education and experience are firmly grounded within both the disciplines of cartography and graphic design. Unusually, this has enabled a much wider and deeper understanding of both disciplines—their history, theory and techniques—and the effective inter- and transdisciplinary approaches that can result.

Over recent years Jason has worked as a freelance consultant, gaining experience and understanding in wayfinding from strategy through to detailed signage design. Working with industry-leading companies, such as City ID, he has gained experience across the numerous processes and factors that impact upon this field, such as urban analysis, movement planning, information architecture and planning, user-centred design, 2D and 3D visualisation, map design, pictogram design, typeface selection, production artwork, design guidelines, and much more.

Prior to this he spent over 10 years working in London, firstly as a Graphic Designer and Cartographer at Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (national planning, design and economics consultants), then latterly, as a Principal Consultant in Visual Communications at Steer Davies Gleave (global transport consultancy). His first ever role was as a Planning Technician at Luton Borough Council, followed by the Senior Graphic Designer/Cartographer at Aylesbury vale District Council.

Today, he focuses on cartography (map design and production) and information design, particularly as applied within the fields of wayfinding and the built environment. This includes all kinds of special purpose and thematic mapping such as: concept (abstract) mapping, line diagrams, location plans, visitor maps, gaming maps, recreational maps, transport network plans and other topographic maps. He has worked on projects throughout the UK—and much further afield, and continues to do so. This site represents a snapshot of projects Jason has worked on over more recent years.

A resumé, specific terms and conditions of engagement and his professional practice approach are available on request. Whether you need a small location plan or an entire city mapped for a pedestrian wayfinding scheme, Jason is happy to talk freely about how he may help, so drop him an e-mail or give him a call.

Derby Riverside Mapping

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Engaged by Derby City Council in August 2016, Jason has designed and produced the mapping for four new wayfinding signs.

Walks of Churchill

In August, Jason was commissioned by Nick Avery Design to design and produce two maps to be used in a walking tour guide on Winston Churchill.

Zombies, Run! Map

A rather unusual request arrived in June from Six to Start, an independent games developer and entertainment company based in London.

Samlesbury Hall Plans

In May, Jason was engaged by Samlesbury Hall Trust, who maintain and run the historic house and grounds in Lancashire of the same name, to re-design and produce a new grounds/visitor plan and accompanying floorplans.

Yas South, United Arab Emirates

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In February, Jason was engaged by Progress Creative, based in Dubai, to assist them devlop the pedestrian mapping for a new mixed development at Yas South, west of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Waddesdon Manor Map

Engaged by The Rothschild Foundation, Jason was asked to re-design and produce a new visitor map for their impressive and extensive National Trust property and grounds in Buckinghamshire, Waddesdon Manor.