Web Design Critique: Illustrated Maps By Rabinky Art

Illustrated Maps by Rabinky Art offers unique map illustrations that is customized for each of their clients. They combine traditional hand drawing techniques with state-of-the-art digital techniques to make the map unique and attractive.

Their website sports many examples of their work. The home page’s top image is also very catchy. It’s an illustration of a city that highlights interesting places and also has moving objects like cars and planes.

Home Page

The home page has various map illustrations that complements the message on each section of the page. What’s nice about the map illustrations is that you can hover over them and a bigger version of the map will pop up on our screen for better viewing. The map illustrations shown on the home page are only a portion of the entire illustration. Hovering over them would let you see the whole map illustration.

Another good thing about their home page is that they list their contact info on the bottom of the page. So if you like what you see and would like to avail their services, you can easily reach them.

Another good thing is the additional profile links. You can view their professional profile links on various social media sites.

Other notable parts of the site


They offer 3 kinds of services: 3D Perspective Maps, 2D Illustrative Maps, and Interactive WebMaps. Going to each of the services’ page would give you an explanation for each service they offer. Each service page also has FAQs and answers that you might think of regarding the service. This also cuts the back and forth inquiries with the site’s point person since they already provided questions and answers to things that might concern you.


Their portfolio houses a wide array of examples of map illustrations. The examples are also grouped together to easily view what you are looking for. Examples of this groups are City Maps, Campus Maps, Attractions, Resorts, Specialty Maps and more.


Aside from the usual information displayed on the contact us page, the page also has a click-to-purchase section where there are finished map illustrations that you can purchase. You click on the image you like, and it will open a pop up window where you are offered additional options ranging from size of the map, frame style, mat used and paper used. There are also additional products if you scroll down on that pop up page.

Buy Prints

If you wish to buy finished print products, you can click on the Buy Prints in the navigation. This will take you to a different site which shows other finished products that the artist Maria Rabinky has done.