Helen is an independent designer who likes
walking and makes maps.
Helen is an independent graphic designer with the background in (mostly) digital design. She also makes paper maps and posters of her macro-scale tube style walking maps of (UK) cities. This is her most successful project so far and she loves making these maps as they give her the opportunity to explore and discover new urban green spaces. She normally would be exploring these spaces herself, but right now she bases her work on Google maps.
Helen’s maps have been featured in Londonist, TimeOut London, Forbes online and GeoMob Podcast with positive reviews and her London Greenground Map has been downloaded nearly 50,000 times. She loves London parks and green spaces and visited many of them when she lived and worked in London few years ago. She now works on Edinburgh map as she thinks this is another great UK city to explore closer.
She holds a MA Media (Animation) degree from UWE, Bristol and has lived and worked in Estonia, Ireland and UK. She also once travelled around the world and has walked in many amazing urban (green) spaces. Currently Helen is based in Tallinn, where she is from.