“Molly Roy is the cartographer of my dreams, steady, reliable, creative about adding her expertise and vision without losing sight of our intentions, principled and passionate about what maps can do and say. She’s been a joy to work with on more than thirty maps, and her own cartographic projects have been marvels as well."
— Rebecca Solnit, Author and Essayist, and Editor of Unfathomable City and Nonstop Metropolis
“Molly Roy is a brilliant technical cartographer, an expert craftswoman, and an exemplary professional. But more that, she is that rare mapmaker who knows how to make maps tell stories -- and who knows that beautiful maps are the most potent ones of all."
— Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Geographer and Writer, and Editor of Nonstop Metropolis
“Molly is a real pro: she takes your ideas and runs with them, with a minimum of fuss and explanation; she works quickly and the results are beautiful."
— Richard Walker, UC Berkeley Professor of Geography (Emeritus), and Director of the Living New Deal Project
"With a rare combination of technical and design expertise, Molly translates complex stories through her beautiful and imaginative maps."
— Susan Ives Communications
"Molly has an incredible brain for cartography that can dissect and put together complex information into a clear and easy-to-digest map. She is always so clean and organized; every i is dotted and t crossed. Molly made working on Nonstop Metropolis a pleasure for me and everybody on the team."
— Lia Tjandra, Art Director, UC Press, and Head Designer for Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas
"Working with Molly Roy is a real pleasure! She’s created two different full-page maps for Bay Nature magazine over the past year, and we’ve found her to be skilled, flexible, and very responsive. And the proof is in the results: Her work is beautiful and accurate."
— David Loeb, Publisher and Executive Director, Bay Nature Magazine
"We contracted with Molly to create a map for a community bike ride event. Molly was incredibly easy to work with and took the time to really understand our group's vision before creating the perfect product for us. We can't recommend her highly enough!"
— Katie Valenzuela Garcia, Oak Park Neighborhood Association
"A wonderfully gifted cartographer...Molly Roy made maps for nearly every park [in my guide books]"
— Eric Henze, Gone Beyond Guides
The works of M. Roy Cartography have been featured in:
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Awards granted to Nonstop Metropolis:
Corlis Benefideo Award for Imaginative Cartography
from the North American Cartographic Information Society
Municipal Art Society (MAS) 2017 Brendan Gill Prize
for “a specific work [of art]—a book, essay, musical composition, play, painting, sculpture, architectural design, film or choreographic piece—that best captures the spirit and energy of New York City"