My name is Gregory Shipp and I am a hobbyist freelance cartographer based in the UK.
Although, I've only recently diverged into mapmaking and illustrative work, I've discovered just how much it can make a world come together. It not only builds a universe in the mind of a reader or player, but also in the creator of the world as well; solidifying aspects and even helping it grow.
I have been doing commission work since June 2016 with varying companies and projects ranging from interactive maps for online games to world maps for upcoming novels.
Read below to hear some of the feedback I have received about my maps.
"I am pleased I contacted Gregory about developing a map for my debut fantasy novel. He was professional in his approach to his work, was easy to work with and very receptive to my ideas and requirements for the fantasy world I had developed. Together we created a world map I am proud to use in A Bond of Venom and Magic."
- Karen Tomlinson, Author
"Greg has been fantastic. Throughout the process, his emailed replies were always prompt, friendly, concise and clearly written, and frequently offered helpful suggestions.
Whenever you hire someone you've never met for a project close to your heart, you're putting a lot of trust into the unknown. I have no regrets about hiring Greg. He's a superb craftsman, and a superb collaborator. Unreservedly recommended."
- Joshua Spiller, Author
"Greg has been a tremendous help. Without him, Narborion Saga could have never made it to PC – his work is of the best quality, he’s very quick and adds just the right amount of creativity to our chaotic ideas. He makes our landscapes and cities real."
- Denes Csiszar, Editor-in-Chief
"Greg was a pleasure to work with. He's timely with his material, receptive to feedback, and the quality of his maps is exceptional. I'll definitely keep him in mind for future projects."
- Aaron Finkbeiner, Hedgehog Games