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Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

Bio:

Nate is a freelance illustrator and the co-founder of this website, along with his sister Salli Swindell.

Some of his clients include The Wall Street Journal, Chronicle Books, American Greetings, Yankee Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Haagen-Dazs, and Kraft Foods, among many others.

Nate lives in San Francisco with his boyfriend Jim. He loves to take long bike rides, hike in the mountains, go on fun vacations, swim in ponds, cook good food, and shop at farmer's markets.

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Minorca, Spain by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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A map made from memory of my one week stay on this lovely island.

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A Slice of the Mission in San Francisco, California by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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My awesome neighborhood!

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San Francisco, California by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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Just a few of my favorite places in this great city.

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Somerville, Massachusetts by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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My (current) hometown!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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Utrecht, Netherlands by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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An illustrated map of Utrecht.

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New York City Public Tennis Courts by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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A fine and diverse selection of great public tennis courts in New York City. These maps were sponsored by IBM and the US Open. #ibmsports

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Adelaide, Australia by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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This illustrated map of Adelaide original appeared in the September 2015 issue of Going Places, the inflight magazine of Malaysian Airlines.

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Penang, Malaysia by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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Illustrated map of Penang that I originally created for Going Places, the in-flight magazine of Malaysian Airlines.

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Brooklyn, NY by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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This illustrated map of Brooklyn originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of Going Places, the inflight magazine of Malaysian Airlines.

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Jaipur, India by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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Oslo, Norway by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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This illustrated map of Oslo original appeared in the April 2015 issue of Going Places, the inflight magazine of Malaysian Airlines.

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Shanghai, China by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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Seville, Spain by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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This illustrated map of Seville original appeared in the February 2015 issue of Going Places, the inflight magazine of Malaysian Airlines.

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8 Great American Road Trips by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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The PCH from LA to SF is my all-time fave!

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Brussels, Belgium by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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This illustration was originally published in Going Places (Jan 2015), the inflight magazine of Malaysia Airlines.

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Awesome Outdoor Pursuits in Colorado by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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So much to do in this wonderful state and this is just a short list!

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Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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This is just the upper portion of a wall mural I made for a Haagen Dazs store in Jackson, WY. The original map is 12 ft wide by 7 ft high!

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St. Augustine, Florida by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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This map was commissioned by Jacksonville Magazine, www.jacksonvillemag.com

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Amelia Island, Florida by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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This map was commissioned by Jacksonville Magazine, http://www.jacksonvillemag.com , and prints can be purchased from the 904 Paper Company, http://904paperco.storenvy.com/products/1457439-amelia-island-illustration

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Great Vegetarian Dishes in Berlin, Germany by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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Take a break from the currywurst and kebobs and try any of these places - you will love them. They are not all exclusively vegetarian restaurants, but the dishes are!

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Paros, Greece by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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Salli and my boyfriend Jim and I vacationed here in September 2012. We rented a villa a few miles south of Paroikia. The owner's name is Kostos - he's great! Tell him Nate & Salli referred you! ( http://www.agiairini-villas.com )

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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I'm super proud of this map which was illustrated for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's 2013 ViewBook! To order a print go here: http://bit.ly/O7eRjB

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The Most Endangered Reptiles of Madagascar by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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Madagascar is home to such an amazing array of exotic and beautiful wildlife. This map represents only a sample of just the reptiles that are at risk, not to mention all the mammals, birds, fish, insects and plant life that are also threatened.

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Victoria, Australia by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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The California Museum in Sacramento by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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Just a block away from the California State Capitol, this museum celebrates all the awesome things that make California so great.

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The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Massachusets by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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The rail trail passes through the Hoosic River Valley, between the Mount Greylock and the Hoosac Mountain Ranges. The name Ashuwillticook (ash-oo-will-ti-cook) derives from the Native American word for the south branch of the Hoosic River and means "the pleasant river in between the hills."

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Sites & Shops of Sedona, Arizona by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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Best of Big Sur, California by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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No time is bad time to be in Big Sur. You can go in January to see the whales, December to see the monarch butterflies, May to see the wildflowers, or anytime to see the redwoods, waterfalls, mountaintops, seals, tide pools, beaches and sunsets.

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10 Independently Owned Businesses in New York City by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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Some of these businesses have been around for over 100 years! These are portraits of the owners. They tend to their shops daily and if you stop in, you'll probably see them!

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Bike the Beach in Los Angeles, California by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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You could literally spend all day enjoying this ride. There are countless places to stop and take pictures, eat lunch, have a drink, and soak up the sun! (And you can rent bikes at the Santa Monica Pier!)

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Neil Avenue, the Prettiest Street in Columbus, Ohio by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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Can you guess which house I once lived in? This is every house on the west side of Neil Avenue between 1st and 2nd Avenue. The whole leafy neighborhood is full of 100+ year old brick Victorians.

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A Sweet 30 Mile Bike Loop from Readsboro, Vermont by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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This bicycle route follows the Deerfield River through a beautiful valley in Northern Massachusetts and Southern Vermont. If you go on a hot summer day you'll see lots of people tubing down the river, which, I must admit, is an even better way to enjoy this route!

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Paradise on the Lido di Venezia, Italy by Nate Padavick

San Francisco, CA, US

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For your next trip to Venice I highly suggest staying on Lido! You can bike and swim everywhere. It's like a big, beautiful, tropical Italian paradise. And, if you must go to Venice, it's only a 12 minute vaporetto ride away, but trust, one taste of Lido and you might not need Venice! Here is my hotel recommendation for those of you within a budget (http://www.hotelvillaparco.com/).