Illustrated Maps for a Cornish resort

A series of illustrated maps for Retallack Resort and Spa


Cornwall is one of the biggest holiday destinations in the UK, with millions of people visiting each year. I was super excited when Retallack Resort & Spa, got in touch to commission some illustrated maps of their park.



The brief called for bright & fun maps, populated by characters enjoying the amenities of the resort. They also wanted a nice hand-rendered feel to them, which is perfect for me. Althought the final maps needed to be digital, to allow them to be enlarged as needed, I started as I always do with pen and paper, sketched the elements out and brought the drawings into Illustrator to finish them up.


Located right in the centre of Cornwall, Retallack is a convenient place to base yourself for a holiday, with easy access to all Cornwall's sights and attractions. This location map was especially fun to illustrate as I got to show off some of the best bits the duchy has to offer.



One of the (in my opinion) best things at Retallack is their amazing total-wipeout style Aqua Park. It's like an adventure playground and bouncy castle rolled into one and it's ON WATER. I can't wait to have a go on it one day.



The illustrations are to be used online, in print and also on large format wayfinding signs around the park.


Illustrated maps are a great tool for your business. They can convey information in a fun and engaging way, while still being accurate and easy to use. If you're in need of some maps illustrating, or just want to find out more then please get in touch.