My name is Daniël Hasenbos, I am a freelance cartographer and illustrator from the Netherlands specialized in hand-drawn fantasy maps. Drawing has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. I first discovered fantasy maps when I was reading the Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien, and I couldn’t help checking where characters were, every time that a location was mentioned. I probably spend hours looking at that map, and it goes without saying that to this day, it’s my favourite fantasy map of all time. That was when I was 15 years old and it inspired me to draw my first maps. From there I continued to draw and improve my maps. Maps also inspired me to start building my own worlds. In 2016 I took my passion for fantasy maps to the next level and started drawing professionally as a freelance cartographer.
My name is Laura Hasenbos-Bechger. Since 2019 I am officially part of Daniel’s Maps. Before that time I did a lot of work behind the scenes. I spend most of the time on the marketing side of the work. This includes things such as building and maintaining the website, keeping social media up to date and considering new options to grow. As a result of the high number of projects that we work on I also started working on the maps themselves. This mostly involves shading maps and drawing village and cities.
Over the past couple of years we have worked with countless fantasy authors and publishers to bring their worlds to life. In addition to that we have established a name in the RPG industry and worked on projects by publishers such as Monte Cook (Path of the Planebreake), Alchemy RPG (Lore of Aetherra), Tribality Publishing ((Under the) Seas of Vodari), The Design Mechanism (Lyonesse RPG), Toy Vault (The Princes Bride RPG), and many more. Have a look at the reference page to see what our clients say about us.