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:


Sam Matthews is a 2015 Fellow at Code for America. He 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 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.

Assistant Editor

Ginny Mason is a cartographer and graphics editor at National Geographic Magazine. She likes maps that help people make informed decisions. You can follow her on Twitter at @masonginny.

Past Editors

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.