About Us

We print pocket-sized maps that easily fold up & fit into your pocket.

On a spontaneous trip to Sweden, our co-founder Mark found no internet access in an unfamiliar city.

He quickly realized the lack of accessible, user-friendly resources available for travelers. Upon returning home, Mark teamed up with co-founder Michael Todd to create the first Grab' n' Go Guide for Savannah, Georgia.

Not only did it feature everything you needed to know about a city and what it offers, but it also had the convenience of folding up and fitting into your pocket.

It became the go-to printed map to hand out at local businesses and hotels. As the demand for these maps grew, clients began reaching out, wanting to create their custom designs on the unique pocket-sized template.

PocketMaps officially launched in 2011 and is dedicated to creating the most affordable printing and production options for pocket-sized print maps. Operating from multiple plants in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany allows us to produce our products quickly and meet the tightest deadlines. With worldwide shipping, our products are accessible to everyone.

We've since manufactured and distributed hundreds of millions of Pocket Maps throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Africa. We've worked with clients on order sizes from 250 to 5,000,000 pocket maps.

Everything we print is 100% customizable.

We only use FSC papers and print with vegetable-based inks. Allowing you to create your own story, share your message, and engage with your audience uniquely and sustainably. We also plant a tree with every order of our pocket maps.

Let us help you maximize your user's experience with the print they will keep in their pocket.

Mark

Managing Member & Co-Founder

With a previous career in surveillance, Mark is a master at finding out what makes other people tick. And that training has served him well as an entrepreneur. With lightning-fast insights and keen observation skills, Mark has an innate understanding of what people want. And at the same time, his talent for seeking out brilliant design has led him to travel the world, restore historic buildings, and for the past decade, focuses on making the world a more discoverable place with, PocketMaps. - Arlene Distel

Michael

Design Co-Founder & CTO

Starting his education studying architecture at Texas A&M, Michael finished his degree at SCAD with a BFA in Visual Communications. These two experiences exposed him to a wide berth of inspirational design principles that he applies to design digital and print materials for PocketMaps. He lives in Atlanta and loves the Rockies, Apple, photography, and working as an entrepreneur.

Qian Sun

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

A New Yorker who originally hails from Shanghai, Qian Sun is a multidisciplinary designer and a self-proclaimed curious adventurer. For the past decade, her work in branding, environmental graphics, and conceptual design has earned her numerous accolades, including recognition in TDC, HOW Magazine, Graphis, and The Die Line. Before establishing herself as an independent consultant in 2016, Qian served as senior designer for Pentagram Design, collaborating directly with the firm’s partners and leading large-scale projects for clients such as Pepsi Co, the Hudson Yards, GSK, and many others more.

John Carrington

Photographer and distribution

John, a freelance photographer and photojournalist with more than twenty years of experience, has contributed to many newspapers, trade journals, and books. He graduated with a BFA in Photography from SCAD.

Kayla Frith

Graphic Designer

For over five years, Kayla has been helping clients at PocketMaps tell their story through design. She can understand a project's needs and offer innovative solutions. With a BFA in Communication Design, she focuses on printed media and custom cartography design.

Sara Allen

Graphic Designer

Sara is a passionate designer, a detail-oriented art director, a casual runner, and a curious traveler. She is pursuing her M.A. in Graphic Design & Visual Experience from SCAD to build on her B.S. in Industrial Design from Georgia Tech. Sara has years of experience partnering with large and small clients in the workplace. With each project, she aims to create visuals encountered in everyday environments that impact people in extraordinary ways.

Wendy

Former Office Greeter

Wendy loved her job. She always had a great attitude that was waiting for you at the door. In her spare time, she loved to nap and dream of chasing squirrels. We miss her dearly. 2006-2018

Blue a.k.a Frisky Dingo

Former foot-warmer / office security

Blue was the best hug-giver in the office and always a joy to have around. Always nearby, he'd keep you company throughout the day. We miss him dearly. 2003-2017

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