Our story



The New Voyager was created in 2015 by Emma Swinscoe. 
A French journalist and author of Le New York des Paresseuses for Hachette, Emma's love of travelling and passion for illustration was catalysed by her daughters' curiosity about the world.
The New Voyager Maps were created from this felicitous union and have been guiding new adventurers on two continents since then. 
After living in the USA for seven years and in Paris for three, Emma is now based in England. She writes for MILK Magazine and the French edition of Grazia Magazine, and her daughters are her regular travelling companions on her global peregrinations.


Each city guide is illustrated by a local artist and originally drawn and painted by hand.

Elsa Rose Frere, The New Voyager in London
Elsa is an illustrator working out of her studio in Bristol, South West England. Mainly working in a mixture of gouache paint and coloured pencil, Elsa works to create a textured hand drawn approach to all of her subjects. She combines these techniques with digital editing to produce bold yet natural illustrations that are both quirky and sophisticated.

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Steffie BrocoliThe New Voyager in Paris
Steffie attended the prestigious École Estienne in Paris and is building a successful career as a children’s illustrator. She also enjoys painting bright murals around Paris and working with schools, as well as mastering new crafts such as weaving and embroidery.


Rafaela Rodrigues, The New Voyager in Lisbon
Rafaela was born in Brazil and raised in the Portuguese island of Madeira. After living in Lisbon for a few years and traveling around Europe with a sketchbook, Rafaela has now settled back to Madeira where she works as a graphic designer for Our Studio.
Her unique artwork is on view at the wonderful O! Galeria in Porto and in Lisbon.
Rafaela has also joined The New Voyager team and she now takes care of the layout and designs of the city guides.


Maggie Prendergast, The New Voyager in Brooklyn
Maggie is a self-styled nomadic illustrator. She was born and raised in New York but flies to Japan as often as she can, her second home. She works as a designer for sustainable and artisanal brands around the world.


Keiko Brodeur, The New Voyager in Los Angeles
Keiko is the artist behind the successful line of paper goods, Small Adventure.All her work is inspired by nature and outdoor life. Keiko lives and works in Pasadena, California.