Photo courtesy of Greg Franco.

After more than 15 years of experience as an illustrator and digital designer in France and Switzerland, working for the tourism industry, luxury watchmakers and international groups, Greg checked one of his top bucket list items: selling everything and exploring the World with his backpack on.

Five years, 21 countries and many inspiring experiences later he chose to settle in Brittany, France where he now focuses his work on creative map making. He works with publishers, magazines or destinations and creates illustrated maps to represent places to discover in a unique way.

You can check his work on his website or on instagram @le.cartographiste.


A short interview 🖋


Where do you live? Brittany, France.

Where do you come from? I was born in Africa and grew up in various places of the world due to my parents’ jobs so it’s always hard for me to answer this question. But I can say I’m French 🙂

Where do you (day)dream to go next? At the moment I’m thinking of visiting Northern Europe.

What do you like most about travelling? It opens up your mind, shows you different ways of thinking. Travelling can change you deep down inside yourself.

Is there a thing/ritual that you always have to do when you travel? Look for the secondary or tertiary roads to take on maps to discover typical hidden places. And look for all the vegan restaurants and cafes on my way!


This is the beautiful minimap Greg have illustrated:

Amsterdam: Beaches In & Around.

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