Nate Padavick specializes in map design and illustration. His maps have been reproduced in books, magazines, newspapers, posters, websites, and apps, as well as on beer cans, walls, greeting cards, and even dish ware. See Nate's full portolfio at

Nate lives and draws in San Francisco. He loves to take long bike rides, hike in the mountains, go on fun vacations, swim in ponds, cook good food, and shop at farmer's markets.

Along with his sister and studio partner Salli Swindell, Nate is the founder of the websites They Draw & Cook and They Draw & Travel, the internet's largest collection of illustrated recipes and maps created by artists from around the world. These sites have over 500,000 followers worldwide.


Doodle Theory, published by Chronicle Books.
Doodle Theory Anywhere!, published by Chronicle Books
Make Map Art, published by Chronicle Books.
20 Ways to Draw a Star, published by Quarry Publishing.
They Draw and Travel: America, published by Studio SSS.
They Draw and Travel: UK, published by Studio SSS.
They Draw and Travel: East Asia, published by Studio SSS.


Let's Make A Map, on Sketchbook Skool.
Creative Playgrounds, on Vimeo.


Greeting Cards American Greetings, Crane Stationery, Design Design, Gartner Greetings, Great Arrow Graphics

Cultural & Educational Institutions Australia Tourism Board, Bureau for Open Culture, The California Museum, California College of the Arts, Columbus College of Art & Design, Danish Tourism Board, Dartmouth College, Hampshire College, Harvard University, Ithaca College, Kent State University, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Russian River Chamber of Commerce, Santa Clara University, Tufts University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Tennessee, University of Notre Dame, University of the Pacific, University of Wisconsin, Williams College, Williston Northampton School

Media & Publishing AAA Magazine, Amber Lotus, American Girl, Better Homes and Gardens, Bicycle Times, Boston Magazine, CHICAGO magazine, Chronicle Books, Diabetic Living, Entertainment Weekly, Food Network, Gibbs-Smith Publishing, Jackson Hole Magazine, Jacksonville Magazine, LA Weekly, McGillvray-Freeman Films, Meredith Corporation, Michael Patrick Partners, Nevada Public Radio, NY Observer, Ogilvy & Mather, Rockport Publishing, RTO+P, Scholastic, The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Weldon Owen Publishers, Yankee Magazine

Consumer Products & Services Amazon Fresh, Brownsword Hotels, BOA Technology, Clearly Kombucha, Compass, DOW Chemicals, Grow & Behold Foods, Haagen-Dazs, Hanford's Supermarkets, IBM, Jasper + Black, Jo-Ann Fabric, Hanford Supermarkets, Kraft Foods, Loews Hotels & Resorts, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Malaysian Airlines, Marriot International Inc., Moosehead Breweries, Olsen Homes, Pfizer, Pottery Barn, Provincetown Hotel, Smith Brothers Farms, Stanford Federal Credit Union, True South Puzzle Co., Volvo, Waitrose Kitchen, Yankee Candle