What can I say about Soraya hasn’t been said before? Her creative talent, artistic flair, attention to every detail, communication skills and timely response times made working with her on this project an absolute dream. She took my pathetic scribbling for my fantasy/romance series map and made magic. To see her take my ideas, expand on them and bring them to life was amazing. I would work with Soraya again in a heartbeat and highly recommend anyone else to do the same.
“I hired Soraya to be the cartographer for our tabletop roleplaying game. Over the course of four months she hand painted a gorgeous 24″ x 36″ map from nothing more than some lore and a previous doodle. The end result exceeded expectations on all accounts. The map had character, visually told a story, and was filled with details you could get lost in.
Beyond the exceptional art, Soraya was a pleasure to work with. She is friendly, professional, and responsive. She was open to critique and her methods allowed her to quickly make changes or see multiple variants when you’re not sure which to choose.
I highly recommend Soraya for all your cartography needs. She is an absolute delight to work with.”
“As a fantasy writer, getting that perfect map of my world was the cherry on top of the cake. I spent some time looking for artists online and doing my own research, but couldn’t really find any artists or styles that clicked with me. Soraya was recommended to me and I was immediately impressed by her talent. She communicated exactly what I needed to know in a professional and efficient manner. Progress on my map was much quicker than I ever expected, and she offered nudges and guidance to point me in the right direction whilst working with my amateur designs and ideas. The end result completely blew me away. She brought my fantasy world to life and added in so many little details, I was getting lost just staring at it. Not only is Soraya’s art stunning, and her map designs both colorful and fantastic, but her knowledge of map design and cartography also ensured they were realistic. It’s that level of knowledge and detail which puts Soraya as a master of her craft and well worth commissioning.”
Soraya’s ability is only matched by her professionalism. Somehow she took a bunch of scribbles and haphazard notes and fashioned a real work of art that represents my world better than I ever could have conceived. I cannot recommend her enough, and you cannot find a better cartographer at even twice the price.
Working with Soraya to develop the maps for my books was an absolute treat, and a wonderful experience. Professional and accommodating, she also did far more than just an artist’s representation of the framework I had created: she recognized inconsistencies in terrain and river flows and came up with solutions for me to consider. Every interaction was focused on balancing her skill and knowledge of cartography with the world I was trying to create. I am 100% in love with the end products, and I’m already lining up the next two maps for her to work on. You cannot go wrong with a Soraya Corcoran rendering of your world!
I had been nervous about hiring a cartographer because I had no idea what was involved, but Soraya made the whole process easy from start to finish. She paid close attention to detail and was flexible with her design. Soraya had great communication, with quick response times to emails. She also brought passion to the project and the map she created for me is all the more beautiful because of it. On top of that Soraya is a very talented artist and I am proud to showcase her work in the front pages of my books, as well as in poster format when I do author talks and conventions. I hope to have the opportunity to work with her again in the future.
Soraya was amazing to work with. She really listened and worked with me, creating a gorgeous map that perfectly depicted my world.
“I have always loved the maps at the beginnings of fantasy books. It seems to be a vital part of bringing the reader into your world, and so I knew a map was a must-have when I began writing my own novel. I stumbled onto Soraya’s site through sheer luck and was immediately taken with the beauty of her work. Soraya is a wonderfully kind artist and her talent truly speaks for itself. She responded quickly when I contacted her and after being commissioned, she made sure to keep me up-to-date during the entire creation process, showing never-ending patience when I would ask to change something. The end result was gorgeous as I’m sure you can see in her portfolio and I can say with all certainty that I will be returning to her when the time comes for my next map.”
I’m so happy with the map Soraya made for me. She kept the whole process of creation, tweaking, and finalizing easy and not stressful at all. Plus, it all went so fast! I got a completed, colored map of my fantasy world—exactly the way I wanted it—in just a few weeks. I can’t wait to share it with all my readers and fans. Thanks, Soraya!
“Within a few hours of contacting Soraya, I had a first draft of a chart in my inbox, working to my specifications. Soraya was very responsive and was able to adapt to what I was looking for, namely a planet / moon chart in an archaic style for my sci-fi universe. We discussed ideas and Soraya gave some very knowledgeable advice on what could look good, sharing examples and different versions. I’m hugely happy with the result and would highly recommend Soraya to other writers!”