ski map design cartographic and natural science illustration
interpretive graphic design


news and current projects


Big White
Winter Trail Map

Hand painted winter trail map for this expansive ski resort in British Columbia

Directory of Illustration -
New Portfolio!

Excited to be a part of the Directory this year and share a variety of my map work

The Homestead
Trail Map

Hand painted winter trail map for the Michigan family resort with a view!


Illustrated Ranch Maps

series of recreation and location maps for the Triple Creek Ranch

Winter Trail Map

vector illustration and map layout for South Dakota's Terry Peak

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.