Personalised Maps - Katherine Kannon

University of Stirling campus map

I was commissioned by the University of Stirling, Scotland to design an alternative, fun version of their campus map. The map was given out to new students on arrival at the university as part of their 'Fresher's Pack' as a means to help them navigate their new home.

The brief for the Stirling illustrated campus map specified that the it needed to be informative and readable as a map, whilst giving a fun visual impression of the facilities to be found on site. The map had to depict all of the department buildings and halls of residence as well as highlighting items that wouldn't normally be shown on a map, such as students kayaking in the Loch, squirrels collecting acorns around campus and the view to Dunyat Hill.

I spent two days at the University of Stirling campus, researching the project and collecting information through sketches and photographs and working through the ideas with the university marketing team.

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