Design Museum Academy Adult Workshop

Workshop: Design Your Own Map

In this creative session led by illustrator Lucia Vinti, learn how to combine analogue and digital drawing techniques to create a unique map of a location of your choice.

This workshop is sold out. Please contact to join the waiting list.

What to expect

The workshop will begin with a presentation showing a variety of illustrated maps, and a look at the iconic maps in the Design Museum’s permanent collection.

You will research your chosen place and select key landmarks and features to represent it. You will then create spot illustrations of local attractions, landmarks and people, and use them to create a map that captures the character of your chosen place. A cohesive colour palette will then be created to plan your composition in a way that balances accuracy with clarity and aesthetic.

Using a mix of digital drawing as well as drawing, painting or collaging by hand, a map will be created that captures the essence of a place.

All equipment, materials and light refreshments will be provided for the duration of the session.


Lucia Vinti

Vinti is an illustrator and workshop facilitator who makes work about people, places and culture. Working primarily by hand using pencil, paint and collage, she creates playful and energetic illustrations that add a sense of personality and joyfulness to a wide range of commissions and clients including TATE Britain, The NHS and The Modern House. Vinti is also the author and illustrator of ‘The Looking Book’, an artistic activity book that encourages children to see the world like an artist. Visit @lucia.vinti

Booking information

Adult: £80

Early Bird Adult: £73

Student: £73

Early Bird Student: £67

Members*: £64

Early bird prices until 7 September 2023.

*Please note that this benefit only applies to the cardholding Member’s ticket and not those of additional guests.

This workshop is for adults 18+

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This workshop is sold out. Please contact to join the waiting list.

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Background illustrated map by Lucia Vinti.