Bek Cruddace

Bek Cruddace – Designer

I'm a UK based illustrator who specialises in designing maps with a unique hand drawn style.


I'm a UK based illustrator who specialises in designing maps. Previous work includes commissions for the editorial, publishing, advertising, corporate, tourist & charity sectors.

Selected clients include: Princess Cruises, Edwardian Hotels, The National Trust, The Guardian, Lands’ End Clothing, World of Cruising Magazine, AA Publishing, Atlanta Magazine, The Balmoral Estate, Tesco and Baker Publishing.

My commission process is quite simple and easy to understand.
Before I can provide an accurate quote I need to have as much information about your book as possible including any deadlines. For a more thorough explanation of how I work please contact me so I can explain the whole process from start to finish.
Architecture Children’s Non-Fiction Geography Nature Travel
Historical Fiction

Work experience


Jan, 2012 — Present


First Series from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen!The lifeblood of the Wiltshire village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The Bell. But when the innkeeper dies suddenly, his genteel wife, Jane Bell, becomes the reluctant owner. Jane has no notion of how to ru... read more
After a humiliating mistake, lawyer Benjamin Booker resolves to never again trust a beautiful woman. When an old friend is killed, the senior partner isn't satisfied with Bow Street's efforts and asks Benjamin to investigate. Eager to leave London for a while,... read more
The Londonist writers are excited to be sharing their expert knowledge of some of London’s alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinking establishments. Following years of exhaustive research, with the help of some excellent illustrators, this is their guide, from the ... read more
The best of London as brought to you by Londonist, now featuring hand-drawn maps from some of our favorite British illustrators. Londonist is about London and everything that happens in it – and now it’s mapped. The city at your fingertips, brought to life by ... read more

Bek has 5 reviews





Ryan D.

Ryan D.

Nov, 2022

Great to work with. Great final product. I'll get ahold of him again should I ever need any map work done.
Bek C.
I enjoyed working with Ryan and wouldn't hesitate to work with him again.
Alton K.

Alton K.

Apr, 2022

This is my second time working with Bek on a project, a map that will go into a novel. Bek is a pleasure to work with. The map is terrific. Communication during the project was easy and responses to comments were fast. She has my highest recommendation.
Nick H.

Nick H.

Apr, 2022

Bek created a series of maps and a timeline for my non-fiction book. Her work was excellent. Delightful looking maps created with care which looked elegant and clear. Also very easy to communicate with. Would strongly recommend.
Alton K.

Alton K.

Sep, 2021

Bek did a beautiful job on the map. This is for a fantasy book and the drawing and font were carefully done to accommodate the necessary page size and e-readers. Communication was very easy; emails were returned within a day, which allowed the project to move rapidly. In fact, the project was completed substantially ahead of the target. Overall, a great experience and I will definitely hire...
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Ashley F.

Ashley F.

Aug, 2020

Bek was professional and efficient to work with. I am thrilled with the outcome of my project. I would not hesitate to hire her again!

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