My name is Filippo Vanzo and I am a Stockholm-based, Italy-born-and-raised freelance cartographer and illustrator.

I create illustrated maps for a wide variety of industries and purposes, such as books, games, advertising, museums, magazines, and for private use. I work with many different mediums, depending on the project. I usually work with ink or pencil, and add the color and typography in post-production. I work 100% digitally if the project requires extra flexibility.

I love nature, hiking, maps, dinosaurs, video games, progressive and folk music, riding my bicycle, and sleeping. If I were not an illustrator, I would probably want be a wildlife photographer, or a park ranger.

If you are interested in knowing more about my work as an illustrator, please visit my main website at

You can also support my mapmaking activity by visiting my Patreon page and becoming a member. Patrons get free maps for their roleplaying games, discounts and Patreon-exclusive content.

Selected clients

Statens fastighetsverk, Burning Games, Bonnier Carlsen, Paradox Interactive, Opal, Lillapiratförlaget, Capstone Books, Oxford University Press, Stockholm Graphics, Usborne Publishing

Awards and Features


  • 2018 – Upplevelser i Stockholms natur : platser, kartor, guider // by Erik Hansson, Oliver Karlöf, Vide Ohlin, Bokförlaget Polaris [9789188647665]
  • 2018 – Slaget om Salajak // by Johan Theorin, Bonnier Carlsen [9789163899164]
  • 2017 – Från Döda fallet till Ales stenar – Platser med (spök)historia // by Lena Arro, Opal [ISBN 9789172998766]
  • 2017 – Draconia // by Patrik Bergström, Lilla Piratförlaget [ISBN 9789188279651]
  • 2017 – Sailing with Leif Eriksson // by Nancy Harris, Capstone [ISBN 9781474746564]
  • 2017 – My Famous Brother, Galileo // by Phillip W. Simpson, Capstone [ISBN 9781474746311]
  • 2017 – Vita tigern // by Christin Ljungqvist, Gilla Böcker [ISBN 9789188279309]
  • 2017 – Legenden om Örnfolket – Den siste draken // by Patrik Bergström, Lilla Piratförlaget [ISBN 9789187707322]
  • 2017 – Big Questions 6 Class Book // by Katherine Bilsbrough and Steve Bilsborough, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 9780194107891]
  • 2016 – The Journal // curated by Jon Schindehette, ArtOrder
  • 2016 – William Shakespeare // by Sean McCollum, Learning A-Z
  • 2016 – Pepper’s Travels with Marco Polo // by Nancy Harris, Capstone [ISBN 9781474717892]
  • 2016 – Can You Survive a Supervolcano Eruption? // by Blake Hoena, Capstone [ISBN 9781491481080]
  • 2016 – Det magiska hjärtat // by Kristina Ohlsson, Lilla Piratförlaget [ISBN 9789188279118]
  • 2016 – Legenden om Örnfolket – Vulkanen vaknar // by Patrik Bergström, Lilla Piratförlaget [ISBN 9789187707315]
  • 2015 – Mysteriet på Hester Hill // by Kristina Ohlsson, Lilla Piratförlaget [ISBN 9789187707346]
  • 2015 – Legenden om Örnfolket – Maximus ring // by Patrik Bergström, Lilla Piratförlaget [ISBN 9789187707230]
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