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. Over the past couple of years I have worked with countless fantasy authors and publishers to bring their worlds to life. In addition to that I have established a name in the RPG industry and worked On projects such as the Princess Bride Roleplaying Game, published by Toy Vault, and the Lyonesse Roleplaying Game, published by The Design Mechanism. Have a look at the reference page to see what my clients say about me.