What's in a name, Compass Rose Studio?
A compass rose has been illustrated on maps, oceanic charts, and historic atlases since as early as 1200AD to display direction (N, NE, S, SE, W, etc...).
Amy's passion for art, the sea, and vintage maps led to her inspiration for Compass Rose Studio. The word compass is based on the Latin word 'com' (together) and 'passus' (a step or pace). The 'rose' is derived from the elaborate and ornate petal designs illustrated on early compasses. Together, Compass and Rose is quite beautiful.
About Amy Mac
Hi, I'm Amy, owner of Compass Rose Studio. My love of art and adoration of travel is the inspiration behind Compass Rose Studio. I hope the maps and illustrations I create help connect you to the special places you've been and fuel dreams of places you've yet to visit.
I started drawing when I was old enough to hold a pencil and simply never stopped. As an innate animal lover, my early years were dedicated to bringing animals to life on paper. When I wasn’t drawing bunnies and chipmunks, I focused on gorgeous landscapes; likely, the product of growing up with a forest for a backyard and a creek where a swimming pool would traditionally go. I drew anything and everything around me. To this day I stick to my roots. Before touching a keyboard and mouse, I start with my sketchbook and pencil.
Thank you for visiting Compass Rose Studio!
Our Promise to You
Creating beautiful products and making our wonderful customers happy is our top priority! If you’re not 100% happy with your purchase, let us know, and we’ll make it right.
Our products are available through Compass Rose Studio only. All designs and illustrations are original creations of the artist, Amy Mac, and you won’t find them anywhere else.
Made in America
All artwork is produced with love and attention to the smallest details in our Southern California studio. Our highly-skilled printer/bindery is located in Northern California.