Kate Moody
Kate Moody
Cartographer and Illustrator
Bridgewater, United States

Summary

Setting out to build worlds through the use of maps and props is a large task, but it is a challenge I relish. Pauline Baynes brought me into the world that Tolkien created and, over the years, many more artists have shown me magical worlds and fantastical props. Through my own work I endeavor give viewers the same sense of wonder I have felt many times over. Using both traditional and digital methods I’ve been able to create expansive lands that people feel they could inhabit and objects they feel they could touch. By making maps, props, and environment illustrations I am able to give clients a piece of their world and bring the idea they’ve imagined come to life.
She can be contacted at kateam@optonline.net and is happy to work with any clients.

Skills

Digital PaintingIllustrationTraditional ArtCartography

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Procreate
Procreate
Illustrator
Illustrator

Experience

  • Freelance Cartographer at En Publishing
    July 2023 - December 2023

    Was given basic sketches and descriptions of the battle map, as well as a briefing on the needs of the adventure it would be a part of. Turned this into a full-color battle map meant to be used with tabletop RPGs.

  • Freelance Cartographer at Die Inspired
    September 2022 - April 2023

    Was given outlines of different world and city maps to be used in a production for YouTube. Worked with the client to create full-color maps and helped flesh out world details.

  • Freelance Cartographer at Moody Map Maker
    Bridgewater , United States of America
    September 2016 - Present

    Given rough ideas and outlines from clients for fantasy maps needed for their games and books. Took said ideas and created a part of the clients world.

  • Visual Developer at Ringling College of Art and Design
    Sarasota , United States of America
    September 2016 - May 2018

    Developed a story for a civilization for class, took the needs of the civilization and developed vehicles. Made both schematic and full rendered drawings of all three vehicles

  • Illustrator at Ringling College of Art and Design
    Sarasota, United States of America
    September 2016 - May 2018

    Was given a prompt from class instructor and developed an illustration concept from it. Produced thumbnails and studies for the concept, rendered out concept in Pen and ink