I discovered my passion for cartography while at UC Santa Barbara studying earth sciences for my geography degree. I started as a cartographer at maps.com in 1996, back in the days of Aldus Freehand and pizza box Macs. Within a few months, I was teaching my colleagues methods I had discovered and took on managing projects. I had later discovered methods for obtaining and working with elevation data for shaded relief and importing GIS data for base maps at varying scales.
Soon, I branched out into learning about graphic design, art, flash animation and web design. I later worked independently and also at Mark Oliver Inc. in package design. (www.markoliverinc.com)
I have also worked at CHK America (www.mapsusa.com), and I am trained in cartography specfically for Transit and passenger information graphics. I've created and managed countless map and information graphics projects, involved in every aspect from planning, design, layout, client interaction and final preparation for printing. It is my craft to take technical geographic data and make it beautiful and presentable, to communicate effectively.
I am proficient and comfortable in Adobe CS products and Freehand, MapPublisher and other cartographic utilities.
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Featured Project: Dragonette Cellars Winery Sources (click for full size)
Monika Petroczy, Designer, Cartographer
- PO Box 91826
- Santa Barbara,CA 93190