Jason has spent nearly 30 years of working in cartography (making maps), graphic design and information design. This has covered feasibility studies, concept development, design, production and project management — applied within the fields of transportation (transport information systems), town planning, urban design, architecture, wayfinding, publishing and in most recent times, for digital applications.

  • Cartographic design and production
  • Illustration
  • Information design
  • Information planning
  • Graphic design

He uses a range of tools to achieve the desired solutions, including Adobe Illustrator, Cartographica GIS, QGIS, SketchUp and numerous other specialist utilities. He is also gaining widening experience in tools and frameworks aimed at online and app-based solutions, including Mapbox, Kartograph, D3.js, R and Python.

His experience also covers feasibility studies, proposal submission, concept development, design, production and project management, including ISO 9001, the internationally recognized Quality Management System (QMS). As such, he also offers these related advisory and practice-based services:

  • Design research / discovery
  • Design direction
  • Visual audits
  • Feasibility studies
  • Proposition development
  • Proposal submission
  • Project management

A resumé, specific terms and conditions (T&Cs) of engagement and his professional practice note are available on request. He has worked for a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors, a selection of which are to be found here. Jason is happy to talk freely about how he might be able to help, so drop him a line.

Uber—who would thought—have released, an open-source geospatial toolbox. It’s designed to provide the easiest way of visualising geospatial data and gaining useful insights.


Not to be confused with Mapbox’s nonsensical hijacking of the term for creating colour styles, cartograms are extraordinary map types. The relaunch of Worldmapper in April 2018 celebrates this form of mapping.

Google Earth

When it was first released, 16 years ago, it was amazing being able to travel around the globe and look at anywhere in such remarkable detail… and it still is today!

National Geographic

Since the very first issue in 1888, the National Geographic magazine has been the benchmark for quality researched articles supported by well-crafted graphics.

South African Game Reserve

In July, a land owner in South Africa commissioned Jason to design and produce a map that depicted their 27,000 ha game reserve.

Goldsmiths University

In June, Goldsmiths, University of London, commissioned Jason to create a new campus map and sign artwork

Square Up Mural

In August, Square Up contacted Jason for ideas to decorate a reception wall for a new London HQ.


There is always an aspect of work that emerges out of error, experimentation and/or serendipity.

Bay Area Bike Share

Leading wayfinding practitioners, City ID, asked Jason to help develop the cartography for the Bay Area Bike Share project in San Francisco, USA.

Big Data Visualisation

Visualisations of ‘big data’ have been commonplace over the last few years, though their is still much debate to be had about the value of many of them beyond their visually interesting presentation.

A Monitor for a Cartographer?

Screen estate and colour are very important to a cartographer. Maps can be any size from A6 to more than 5m×5m square.

Ham & Petersham

Nick Avery Design commissioned Jason to produce a supporting map for a book designed for self-publishing author, Vanessa Fison.

An Open-source World

Over the last few years we have seen the release of numerous mapping platforms/frameworks to allow the manipulation and representation of open-source mapping and other spatial data.

OS Maps – the App

Recently, the Ordnance Survey (OS) updated an app for both mobile and desktop devices that utilises their 1:25,000 Explorer and 1:50,000 Landranger maps—classic OS mapping at it’s best.

Swiss National Mapping

Swiss topography has long been regarded as the epitome of this form of mapping, often characterised by the iconic hill shading techniques of the late Eduard Imhof, professor of cartography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Derby Riverside


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

Relief Shading, Part I

As we seem to be moving in to presentational modes where 3D (mapping) is becoming ever more commonplace, enabled by software and hardware advances, it is relevant to look back

Walks of Churchill Guide

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.