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Over the Moon
Jen did a fantastic job with the map she created for my daughter’s wedding gift.
I reached out to her to help tell the story of how my daughter and son-in-law met and how the two families ended up at their destination wedding.
The process from start to finish was fun and easy.
The amount of detail she was able to put into the map was so impressive, and once she added the color to the initial proof, the whole story of the relationship and two families came to life.
The result was stunning, whimsical, and a piece of art that brings a smile to your face.
We will provide her with job security for a bit while she makes maps for the rest of our family 🙂
Exceeded my already high expectations!
I ordered a mini-map for my girlfriend for Christmas to commemorate our first date! We had a unique story and locations and after chatting with Jen I received a sketch for the perfect map! She was so attentive to the details and incorporated them perfectly! Was also such a quick process after our zoom call. Could not recommend her maps more!
Far Exceeded Expectations!
Jen was amazing to work with and created more than a colorful map- she created a work of art that will be cherished by our family for years to come.
Her illustrations and personal touches made the map come alive. Jen is an artist and a map maker, but more importantly- she is a storyteller. Her maps are the stuff of memories. The streets and alleyways of her maps help you find your way back to a place and time that hold meaning and bring joy. I feel so lucky to have discovered Steady Hand Maps and look forward to working with Jen again in the future. It was a fantastic experience!!
I came across Jen via the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article about hand drawn maps. Everything about her style and artistic choices instantly resonated with me. I’d been looking to buy or commission a piece of art for my husband for his birthday or our anniversary and I knew right away this was it.
I reached out to Jen via her website. I was delighted when she responded and we set up a time to discuss the process, price, size, and timeline. After that initial conversation, which was fabulous, I went to work detailing all the things I wanted to include on the map. I chose major events starting with the first date through the birth and first two years with our son. Jen and I talked through the events and imagery in detail to make sure we were aligned. I think we connected via phone three times and the rest we did via detailed email (which worked well for me). The process took a while but only because I needed to pause briefly, which was totally ok with Jen. I liked how she listened to what I wanted and the story behind each choice. If there was any ambiguity, she brought it up so we could discuss it. I appreciated the care she took in asking questions and getting the details right.
The initial proof blew me away. It was all there. After my first review, the edits and suggestions I had Jen quickly incorporated. The colored proof stopped me in my tracks and I’m glad I opted for that addition – Jen had captured nuances and brought everything to life. This truly was an amazing experience. My husband was left speechless by the finished piece. I love the fact our son will be able to see and know our story through this piece of exceptional art.
Personal and Perfect
Jen made a map celebrating my mother’s 70th birthday. The detail and thoughtful design were a beautiful representation of my mom’s life. It has become a staple piece in her house and brings back so many wonderful memories.