We’re excited to announce that animator, designer, and illustrator Ryan Ford is joining the MapBox team. He’ll bring his expansive imagination, refined aesthetic, and experience as an interaction designer and character animator at National Geographic towards communicating the MapBox brand to our users.

I could say more, but instead I’ll let Ryan take over this introduction from here:

Expect to see more videos, T-shirt designs, microsites, and if I have my way, temporary tattoos coming from MapBox in the near future.

To see Ryan’s first project for us in action, check out the new video on the MapBox home page. Stay tuned for a follow-up blog post on the video work.