ski map design cartographic and natural science illustration
interpretive graphic design


news and current projects


Caledon Ski Club
Winter Trail Map

Hand painted trail map and final layout for this great ski club in Ontario

Descanso Gardens
Trail Maps

Vector trail map for printed wayfinding map and interpretive signs

Selwyn Snow
Winter Trail Map

Hand painted winter trail map for this australian ski area


Expanded Ski Area Winter Trail Map

for the Yellowstone Club's Eglise expansion

Bridger Ridge Run Trail Map Poster

hand painted summer map for one of North America's top trail races

other recent projects

latest innovative cartographic solutions

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Hand Painted Ski Maps
Recreational Trail Maps
Vector Illustrated Campus Maps &
Resort Maps
Natural and Cultural Resources Mapping
Editorial Maps


Natural Science Illustration
Architectural HABS/HAER
Measured Drawings
Photo Simulations
3D Modeling/SketchUp
Cultural Resource Documentation / Site Sketch Maps


Interpretive Design

Natural and Cultural Resources Interpretive Design
Educational/Training Materials
Resource Compliance Materials
Section 106 Mitigation Materials


Rad Smith

specializes in ski map products, cartographic illustration, and interpretive graphic design

Rad Smith is an illustrator, cartographer and graphic designer providing mapping solutions to the outdoor industry, as well in support of the interpretation of environmental resources. Rad's work combines a range of traditional drawing and painting skills with technical mapping and illustration techniques. By this he provides accurate, but unique, visual solutions to a wide variety of end users.

Currently, Rad is focusing much of his time on the traditional methods of painting panoramic terrain maps. With this he hopes to achieve a more natural look and feel in an attempt to carry on a long tradition of hand-rendered panoramic artwork. With guidance from James Niehues and by referencing a variety of panoramic painters for inspiration, Rad continues to expand his mapping services to his growing list of clients.