Fantasy Maps for all!
Hi there! My name is Rachael Ward and I'm a fantasy cartographer. I love maps - not only are they incredibly useful tools, but they can be wonderful art pieces too. The digital process I follow allows me to make richly detailed maps without having to price them excessively high, and it allows my customers to edit and revise nearly any aspect of the map they order. My style is inspired by antique maps and filled with fantastical elements - elven castles, the shadows of passing dragons, sea serpents and hidden beasts - to fully realize the complexity of your fantasy world. If you're an intrepid worldbuilder of any sort, let me bring your world to life!
For the DnD Group
If publishing isn't an issue, you can purchase any of my custom listings on my Etsy and go from there - you'll find more details in the listing descriptions. Commission prices start at 95 USD.
If no custom listings are currently up, send me a message & I'll happily reserve a spot for you when my commissions are open again!
For the Novelist
Are you looking for a map for your novel? I'd be happy to help out! I'm completely comfortable taking creative liberties if you only have a few details, or following your vision precisely if you've already mapped out your fantasy world. If you have a sketch but would like advice on geographic features, I'm happy to offer suggestions free of charge!
Publishing packages begin at 150 USD and include:
- a full colour map as a PNG file
- a grayscale version optimized for printing
- edits and revisions as necessary
- copyright of the images
For the Filmmaker, Indie Developer, & other Creatives
Every project is unique, and I'm more than happy to cater to your vision. As with my publishing package for novelists, my flat fees automatically include edits and revisions as well as copyright. Contact me with the details of your project and we can discuss what works best!
Styles & File Formats
Cartographybird maps come in four core styles: Light Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Parchment, and City Maps. Publishable maps also come with a print-friendly grayscale version of the coloured file.
The final map is sent to you as a high quality PNG file, over 5k pixels on the long edge. Files of this size can be printed at most standard poster sizes. Larger files may be possible if requested!