CoolPeopleDesigns

Fanciful Custom Maps

Anchorage, Alaska On Etsy since 2016

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CoolPeopleDesigns

Fanciful Custom Maps

Anchorage, Alaska | 69 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to my etsy shop where you will find my fun, fanciful custom maps.

I have a day job that is very analytical, but my joy is in making these custom whimsical maps as it combines my love for calligraphy and my creative side. I love working with the client to get the best personal details needed to create just the right fun custom map for the occasion, whether it is for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or retirement.

There are essentially two categories of maps that I make, big ones and small ones. The bigger maps (8 x 10 and 11 x 14 inch) are meant for framing and make a showstopper of a gift for a friend, coworker, spouse or loved one. Then there are the smaller (5 x 7 inch) maps which are intended to be included in an invitation suite, such as a wedding invitation suite.

Curious about the maps? Convo me and let’s talk about your ideas so we can start working on a fabulous map for a loved one.

As of January 2018 I have also added some prints of various Alaskan cities, including Anchorage, Girdwood, Fairbanks, and Kodiak.

Stay tuned for some more Alaskan (and not so Alaskan) city maps!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 17, 2020

Welcome to my etsy shop where you will find my fun, fanciful custom maps.

I have a day job that is very analytical, but my joy is in making these custom whimsical maps as it combines my love for calligraphy and my creative side. I love working with the client to get the best personal details needed to create just the right fun custom map for the occasion, whether it is for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or retirement.

There are essentially two categories of maps that I make, big ones and small ones. The bigger maps (8 x 10 and 11 x 14 inch) are meant for framing and make a showstopper of a gift for a friend, coworker, spouse or loved one. Then there are the smaller (5 x 7 inch) maps which are intended to be included in an invitation suite, such as a wedding invitation suite.

Curious about the maps? Convo me and let’s talk about your ideas so we can start working on a fabulous map for a loved one.

As of January 2018 I have also added some prints of various Alaskan cities, including Anchorage, Girdwood, Fairbanks, and Kodiak.

Stay tuned for some more Alaskan (and not so Alaskan) city maps!

Items

Sami Ali

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Sami Ali

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(13)
  • Samantha on May 21, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is hands down one of my favorite decor pieces I have ever bought. Especially since its from a fellow Alaskan with a beautiful talent. I can't wait to display this for all to see!

  • Nicole on Dec 11, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Always the best. Easy to work with and an incredible attention to detail.

  • jss2c8 on Jul 2, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    My husband and I could not be happier with our relationship map. It was our "paper anniversary" gift to one another.

    Sami was wonderful to work with. She was quick to respond to all texts and emails and very accommodating to all my requests and changes. We even discussed ideas on the phone which was a wonderful personal touch. I could tell from talking to her that she loves what she does and getting to hear about other people's lives. Her enthusiasm for her work shows in the beautiful artwork she does.

    Thank you so much!

  • Gandy on Apr 7, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    I can't say enough about how much I love this map! I really love all the details. There was so much attention to detail placed in this map and she listened to my whole life story so well!

  • Joleen on Mar 3, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    It was an Awesome experience working with Sami! We would highly recommend her.

  • Nicole on Dec 13, 2016

    5 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give Sami a 10!
    I was moved to tears when I opened up the map that she created for me. It FAR exceeded my expectations and was even more beautiful in person than I could have ever thought possible.
    Sami was an absolute pleasure to work with, great with communication and has exceptional vision.
    I will definitely be using her again. I CANNOT say enough about her and her craft!

  • Debbie on Oct 2, 2016

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love my Friendship map! Sami and I have been friends for over 15 years, and she was able to translate this into a work of art. It is an amazing and wonderful talent. The memories come back to mind when you see each individual drawing on the map, and it reminds me of funny times, happy times, and even some not-so-happy times (Isle of our exes lol). She got other photos as a surprise and was able to incorporate them into my map (like my daughter's school). Everyone needs to have one of these to keep memories of their friends and family - it is an amazing gift to give and receive!

  • teramccallum on Sep 13, 2016

    5 out of 5 stars

    Sami did an amazing job on our map. We Facetimed for her to do a quick interview of different items that could be incorporated. What she ended up sending was beyond what I expected. I loved that she included little "Easter Egg" details that you really had to search to see how she had incorporated all our stories. My husband spent 15 minutes just staring at it trying to find everything. We both love it!

  • Ailinh on Jun 5, 2016

    5 out of 5 stars

    Super easy process and transaction. Sammie was friendly and helpful and the map turned out better than I could have imagined. Cute and heartwarming and personal.

About CoolPeopleDesigns

Sales 69
On Etsy since 2016

I I love working with the client to create a truly personal, whimsical and memorable map.

I have a full time job that uses my left brain but map making is my right brain outlet and I couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to create something memorable for you.

Shop members

  • Sami Ali

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on December 23, 2017
Cool People Designs is a small business that I run out of my home in Anchorage, Alaska.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All items are custom made, so there will be no returns. I will work with you to ensure you will be happy with the product.

After customer approves the Proof, I will begin the final piece on archival paper. After approval of the Proof, buyer will have 3 days to cancel. After 3 days from Proof approval, cancellations cannot be made. No refunds will be provided after 3 days from final Proof approval.

Payment is due at time of Proof approval. After payment is made, the final piece will ship within 2 weeks.
Payment
All items are custom made, so there will be no returns. I will work with you to ensure you will be happy with the product.

After the customer approves the Proof, I will begin the final piece on archival paper. After approval of the Proof, buyer will have 3 days to cancel. After 3 days from Proof approval, cancellations cannot be made.

Payment is due at time of Proof approval. After payment is made, the final piece will ship within 2 weeks.
Shipping
I usually will ship by UPS 3 day. For now, I only within the United States. Yes, that includes Hawaii and Alaska!