The Atlas of Design is a product of the North American Cartographic Information Society, and is prepared by a small but enthusiastic staff of volunteers:


Alethea Steingisser is a cartographer and production manager at the University of Oregon’s InfoGraphics Lab. She works primarily on large atlas projects and loves maps because of their ability to tell complex stories. You can find her on Twitter at @asteingisser.

Lauren Tierney is a cartographer and graphics reporter at The Washington Post. She enjoys telling stories with maps and specializes in mapping wildlife, environment, and adventure topics. You can find her on Twitter at @tierneyl, or at

Caroline Rose is a GIS specialist and cartographer at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, where her designs help people visualize the geology and groundwater of the state. She enjoys working in sculptural media just as much as javascript. Find her on Twitter at @cmrRose.

Past Editors

Ginny Mason was the Assistant Editor for the third volume of the Atlas of Design and is a former cartographer and graphics editor at National Geographic Magazine. She is now Senior Cartographer at S&P Global Platts. She likes maps that help people make informed decisions. You can follow her on Twitter at @masonginny.

Sam Matthews is an engineer at Mapbox. He served as an Editor for volumes II and III of the Atlas of Design. Sam is a web developer and active proponent of open data. You can find him on Twitter at @vancematthews or see him at mapsam.

Marty Elmer served as the Assistant Editor for the Atlas of Design, Volume II and as an Editor for Volume III. He is a Minneapolis-based information designer, graphic artist, and mapping aficionado. His blog, MapHugger, is a cabinet of cartographic curiosities, celebrating the world’s most artful, experimental, and unusual maps. You can find him on Twitter at @maphugger.

Daniel Huffman served as Editor for the first two volumes of the Atlas. Working alongside founder Tim Wallace, he helped develop the template for the project, and is enormously proud of what their initial ideas have become. A high point of his life was seeing his name listed in a library catalogue. You can find him at, or on Twitter at @pinakographos.

Tim Wallace was the first Editor of the Atlas of Design, serving from 2010–2013 and carrying the project from an initial idea to a beautiful finished volume. Though he is no longer involved in the project, our work today is still very much built upon his efforts, and the Atlas of Design remains enriched by the results of his hard work and vision. You can find him at, or on Twitter at @wallacetim.

Translation Team

We’re lucky to be assisted by a splendid group of volunteers who are helping to get our message out in other languages: Johannes Kröger, Ramon L. Perez David, Veera Helle, Laurent Jégou, Costanza Asnaghi, daan Strebe, Hans van der Maarel, Tomás Setubal, Tiberiu Chelcea, Sarah Bennett, Nadiia Gorash, and Xu Wang-Angsüsser.