Martin Elmer

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I make stuff with:


Interactive Designer - Capella Education Company
July 2013 - Present
Collaborates with teammates to produce world-class online educational media for internal and external clients. Exercises my diverse skillsets in information design, illustration, web development, UI/UX, and art direction.

Freelance Graphic Designer
2009 - Present
Independently produced graphics ranging from digital illustration to marketing materials to identity design. Collaborated with clients, art directors, and fellow artists to bring cool and creative ideas to life.

Project Assistant - Sea Grant Institute
Spring 2012 - Summer 2012
Applied UI design skills to develop a sophisticated, interactive data analysis tool from the ground-up. Implemented every step of the production process from data collection and transformation to design and programming.

Map Designer - University of Wisconsin Cartography Lab
September 2011 - Dec 2012
Employed knowledge of ArcGIS and Adobe CS to produce commissioned maps and other information graphics. Became the go-to person in the department for expertise on typography, color, and layout.

Research Intern - Welsh Companies
Summer 2008
Maintained a large set of spatial data using multiple GIS software. Assisted sales team by producing maps and other research material with lightning-quick turnaround.


University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
M.S. in Cartography/GIS
Thesis subject: Map perception and representing multivariate statistical information

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
La Crosse, Wisconsin
B.S. in Geography, with GIS emphasis
Earth Science minor

Other Projects

Assistant Editor - NACIS Atlas of Design
One of the team members to produce the 2014 edition of the Atlas of Design, a preeminent publication of modern cartography.