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ABOUT MAPFORMATION

Our Story

Our History

1992-2000

Origins

Derek Tonn, current President and Co-Owner, launched Tonn Consulting as the result of booking a handful of freelance graphic design contracts. Tonn Consulting developed maps and floor diagrams from 1992 to 2000, for clients such as Taco John’s and Architrave Design & Remodeling. As the demand for mapping services steadily grew, Derek decided to promote design cartography services to collegiate conference and events offices.

2000-2003

Early Years

Tonn Consulting transitioned to tonnhaus design and strategically targeted collegiate clientele. Peter Tonn, David Burley, and Tom Pankratz were added to the team and soon the firm expanded to new industries and new geographic regions.

2003-2006

Growth & Expansion

tonnhaus design relocated from Saint Paul to Springfield, Minnesota, and the team continued to grow. Over the years, Becky Tonn, Paul Currie, and Michael Karpovage joined the team. We also launched an innovative print mapping service, combining the printing of campus maps with a great deal of additional information about an institution into one attractive and convenient package.

2006-PRESENT

Mapformation

tonnhaus design made the largest transaction in our firm’s history, acquiring North Illustrations and adding Bob North‘s hand-rendered map illustration style to our offerings. We also inherited approximately 65 new collegiate clients as a part of the acquisition, making us one of the largest custom cartography firms in North America. And on June 12, 2006, mapformation, LLC was officially born, creating thousands of map illustrations for hundreds of clients.

  • Admin/ Sales
  • Illustrators
  • Alumni

Becky Tonn

Chief Financial Officer and Vector Illustrator

Derek Tonn

Chief Executive Officer and Vector Illustrator

Derek Tonn

Chief Executive Officer and Vector Illustrator

Becky Tonn

Chief Financial Officer and Vector Illustrator

Libby Tonn

Vector

Michael Karpovage

Raster and Vector Illustrator

Jean-Louis Rheault

Raster Illustrator

Gene Ullery-Smith

Vector Illustrator

Shepherd Stewart

Vector and SketchUp Illustrator

Tom Woolley

Vector Illustrator

Terry Sirrell

Hand-Rendered, Raster and Vector Illustrator

Paul Calhoun

Raster Illustrator

Matt Forrest

Vector Illustrator

Aaron Gasper

SketchUp Illustrator

Jeffrey Hughey

SketchUp Illustrator

Eric Hunden

Vector Illustrator

Nate Logston

SketchUp Illustrator

Gary D. Smith

Vector and 3D Illustrator

Rad Smith

Vector Illustrator, Ski Resort Sales

David Burley

Vector Illustrator

Tom Pankratz

Vector Illustrator

John Wilcox

Flash/Interactive Mapping

Steve Gray

Hand-Rendered, Raster and Vector Illustrator

Bob North

Hand-Rendered and Vector Illustrator