Aly MillerBrooklyn, NY, NY, US
I'm a Brooklyn-based illustrator, map maker and graphic designer with a passion for drawing anything food-adjacent! I started making maps in 2009 in the cartography lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as an undergraduate human geography student. I never thought my map making skills would become central to my career (but I secretly wished they could!). Now, several years of practice and Skillshare tutorials later, I am a full-time designer and frequently get to illustrate maps for food blogs, walking tour companies and small businesses.
It's great to be a part of the They Draw and Travel community, and I look forward to connecting with other map-makers and map-lovers here!
Maps By Aly Miller
Clinton Hill is a Brooklyn neighborhood where art and coffee are always within reach! My map depicts the many cafes and community spaces that celebrate the arts, including small businesses where you can find locally-designed home goods alongside modern art, sculpture, historic arts destinations, and places that celebrate sustainable food and design. Since moving here 7 years ago, I've been so inspired by many of these community and art spaces, empowering me to eventually launch my design and map-making career!
I illustrated this map for TheNosher.com to accompany a detailed Food Guide to the Jewish Food of LA, which was co-produced by The Gefilteria. With this map, I wanted to illustrate the great diversity of Jewish food in LA, from Ashkenazi classics like bagels and challah, to Persian Jewish kabobs, Yemenite kubaneh bread and Israeli markets.