New York Magazine, Holiday Maps

Services: Illustration

Hand drawn map of Manhattan and surrounding New York City features shops and restaurants for New York magazine

Interactive, hand-drawn maps that follow seven of New York’s friends and staff around the city as they share their favorite holiday destinations and shops to celebrate the season.

I worked with the New York team to create a series of seven illustrated maps showcasing the best shops, restaurants, destinations and more in New York City during the holiday season, according to seven New Yorkers.

When viewing the article online, each location on the map was a clickable element to load more information about that stop along the guide’s route. The maps sometimes individually focused on certain areas of Manhattan, but sometimes spanned really wide parts of the city – which created an interesting challenge of figuring out how to truncate the distance between stops and visually jump from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Thank you to the entire New York Magazine team for working on this project!

Website mockup of New York magazine article on best holiday shopping guides to the city featuring map editorial illustrations

“The Best Holiday Destinations Around the City”

“New York friends and staff share their must-go stops to celebrate the season.”


Hawa Hassan’s Map

Dean & Deluca, Intimissimi, Cafe Gitane, Studio 189, McNally Jackson Books and more.


Katie O’Donnell’s Map

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Solstice Sunglasses, Veniero’s Pastry, Fishs Eddy, Veselka, and more.


Jessica Gonsalves’ Map

Higher-Dose Bowery, Procell + Sandy Liang Pop-Up, Coming Soon, Williamsburg Pizza, The Shops at Columbus Circle, and more.

Indya Brown’s Map

Ice skating in Central Park, Moda Operandi, Lady M Confections, the Frick Collection, Alice’s Teacup Chapter Two, I Found It At The Strategist Holiday Pop-Up, and more.


Valentin Pertsov’s Map

Dover Street Market, Fish Cheeks, H&M, Angelika Film Center, KGB Bar, and more.


Julia Grossman’s Map

Bistro Pierre Lapin, Mari Vanna, Beautycounter, Ottomanelli & Sons Meat Market, ABC Carpet + Home, and more.


Ryan Carlos’ Map

IFC Center, Milon Bangladesh, Miracle on 9th Street, Frozen the Broadway Musical, The City Bakery, and more.


Art Director: Sam Kim

Illustrator: Russell Shaw