During his career, Nick has regularly spent time creating maps. He is passionate about cartography and fond of experimenting with data and geographic overlays. Nick uses ArcGIS software to prepare maps and map-based data visualizations as well as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop to refine the illustrated aspects. He has spent time developing new methods of illustrating elevation maps through the use of a 3D application, and by using animation and lighting techniques. He also worked with interactive Web programmers to create dynamic maps to display election results or other relevant data.