About

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Molly combines skills in drawing, cartography, graphic design, and print technologies to bring visually pleasing solutions to her clients’ varied projects.

Molly learned a lot about drawing and drafting while studying architecture and anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. A year of study in Rome was particularly instructive in watercolor use and sketching on site. Upon graduating (B. Arch.), she spent six years as an archaeologist and cartographer for cultural resource management firms in the western U.S., where she developed skills for drawing useful and legible maps both in the field and back in the office.

Love for books and the combination of words and graphics led to several years’ work in book publishing, managing design and production of trade books and major textbooks. The daughter of an offset print salesman who brought his children to work, Molly especially enjoys print management and prides herself on building clean and trouble-free files for print.

Molly specializes in making vector and hand-drawn maps for clients including publishers, scholars, filmmakers, and homeowners. Her work has been reproduced for book pages, outdoor signage, custom home interior installations, and framed as original art. In addition, she enjoys designing and producing dynamic newsletters, product and informational brochures, and educational books for a variety of corporations and nonprofit clients.

Molly lives in Austin, Texas.


Clients include:

Random House (Knopf; Clarkson Potter)
The University of Texas Press
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
Trust for Public Land
The Center for Research Libraries
School for Advanced Research Press
Chicago Park District
Heywood Hotel
Oxford University Press