Oliver Uberti


 Photo:  Sophia Kruz

Oliver Uberti is a former senior design editor for National Geographic and the co-author of two critically-acclaimed books of maps and graphics: Where the Animals Go and London: The Information Capital, each of which won the top British Cartographic Society Award for cartographic excellence. 

For their work on these atlases, Oliver and geographer James Cheshire were awarded the Corlis Benefideo Award for Imaginative Cartography by the North American Cartographic Information Society. Oliver's latest collaboration, Notes from a Public Typewriter, was published by Grand Central/Hachette in March 2018. Notes will be published by Scribe in Australia & New Zealand this autumn and in the UK next June.

When not writing books, Oliver designs infographics, book covers, and branding. He takes on clients whose causes he believes in. He gets to know clients closely and comes to view their visions as if they were his own. Then he asks his favorite question: “What if we?”



Royal Geographical Society
Ford Motor Company
Wordstock Book Festival
How To: Academy
Americans for the Arts
National Storytelling Network
Linda Hall Library
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
Savannah College of Art & Design
Arcadia University