Damon Chan was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is a professional cartographer and the designer behind Damon D Chan – Map Designs based in Edmonton, AB, Canada. A geography graduate at the University of British Columbia where he specialized in cartography and spatial analysis. It led to a career in academia and in the private sector.
Unlike his professional career where his work was primarily data driven, his map collection for Damon D Chan – Map Designs is powered by design through typography and cartography methods. He applied these techniques to design his neighbourhood maps where line has a purpose and every letter is placed thoughtfully.
Damon chose neighbourhoods as the main mapping theme because space and place is something that everyone can relate to. Whether it’s the area you live or work in, a site of importance, or a place you love. His designs provide an opportunity to display your places.
Over 100 Canadian and American cities are currently available with additional cities added regularly from customer and stockist requests. A handful of international cities have been added as well, with an aim to release more in the future. Limited runs of colour prints, neighbourhood coaster sets and greeting cards have also been available. Follow us on social media for the latest news!