My name is Jake and I tell visual stories with maps, text, graphics, illustration, and code. I have a master's degree in cartography and GIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and spent a summer on the Wall Street Journal graphics team. I currently make graphics for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

I muse about maps @thesilentcarto and can be reached at jakesteinberg96 at You can fork my code on Github and maybe even connect with me on LinkedIn. When I'm not working on a project, you can usually find me on my bike.

Work for the Wall Street Journal

Ring of Fire

Hawaii Wildfires

Broadband Maps

Lahaina Wildfire

Ukraine Land Bridge


Strait of Messina Bridge

Largest Bridges

Alaska LNG Project

Mountain Valley Pipeline

Red Sea Oil Spill

Titan Submersible

Maps, graphics and writing from UW-Madison and earlier

The Driftless Area

Slivers of an Ancient Forest

The Life and Death of the Great Lakes Pipeline

22, A Map

Dark Sky Sanctuaries

The movements of pastoralists around protected areas in Chad

How Minneapolis Got Over Golf

Bryn Mawr

Urban Sprawl in the Twin Cities

Projection Trading Card

Miles from Recovery

The Miracle of Finland

State of Emergency