Austin Novak

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Austin is a natural spatial thinker and strong visual communicator. He brings a unique element of expertise to every project and provides detailed support for cross-company mapping. Leveraging his understanding of aesthetics and skill for creative design, he offers a user-oriented approach to a diverse range of spatial products, often helping to streamline and elevate the mapping done by many of his colleagues.


Austin creates compelling visual stories, transforming data and narratives into inspiring designs that are both meaningful and purposeful. His work focuses on the intersection between people and nature.  He partners with our team on outdoor recreation, community planning, environmental, and landscape design projects, bringing his expertise and thoughtfulness to every step in the planning and design process. Austin has a Bachelor of Science in Cartography and GIS, as well as People-Environment Geography, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


  • Cartographic Design
  • Visual Storytelling and Graphics
  • Interactive Mapping
  • GIS Analysis

Outside the Office

A creative minded and easy-going type, Austin finds joy in many artistic ventures, including painting, film photography, and making music with his guitar. He loves a hot cup of tea and finds peace relaxing among plants, both in the garden and inside his cozily decorated houseplant haven. After earning his sea-legs on the lakes of Wisconsin, Austin enjoys getting out on sailboats and convincing his crew to passionately sing sea shanties.