An Artist-Led Studio for Work That Matters

Chart a New Course with Future Cartographic

As an artist-led studio, our work is driven by curiosity and inquiry, is grounded in community and culture, and is backed up by 20 years of experience with national campaigns, scrappy nonprofits, entrepreneurs and experiments in socially-engaged art.

Creative Collaboration
is the work

Future Cartographic’s work includes two kinds of creative collaborations:

  1. Consulting and coaching with client organizations and businesses who are doing work that matters. [see below]
  2. Art projects, experiments and creative writing tied to themes of place, time and contemplation [browse projects]

Areas of Expertise

Writing & Editing

Article on diversity and inclusion developed with Fashion Innovation Alliance.
  • Edit and develop op-eds and opinion pieces for major outlets
  • Write, target, and send newsletters to keep your community engaged
  • Editing and feedback on everything from blogs and social media to literary work of any length, fiction or nonfiction

Marketing & Technology

Website of Client Raiser, a business dedicated to helping artists grow their practices.
  • Build audience, build community and find new clients
  • Create branding language, logos, type, and photo guidelines that match your project’s goals with the needs of your audience
  • Evaluate and implement cost-effective email and website tools
  • Develop a sustainable and impactful content strategy

Creative Interventions

Walking tour imagining centuries past and future of
U Street NW in Washington, D.C.
  • Engage audiences in-person on issues that matter
  • Collect stories to fuel your advocacy
  • Create meaningful experiences in collaboration with your community

Design for Digital & Print

Artist book representing the work of sculptor Annie Farrar.
  • Full website designs and graphics for social media, email, blog posts
  • Layout of reports, postcards, marketing materials, pizza boxes, t-shirts, bumper stickers, and just about anything else you can print
  • Design for art books, poetry collections, literary projects and just about anything else you can print

About Us

Erik Moe
Founder and Chief of Expeditions

Erik Moe is the founder of Future Cartographic and its Chief of Expeditions. Erik has worked on marketing, design and digital for organizations and activists making a difference for over 20 years. He brings a lifelong study of socially-engaged arts practices and creative writing to his collaborations with clients and artists alike. [Full bio and C.V.]

Future Cartographic began in 2015 as a pairing of art and speculative fiction to build dialogue around issues such as cultural erasure, affordable housing, livability and the climate crisis. Since then, it has grown to become an umbrella for a growing set of projects all united through creative collaboration on work that matters.

Network mapping exercise
illustration by Erik Moe

The Network

Future Cartographic’s explorations and research have built relationships with socially-engaged artists, designers, writers, activists and creators in Washington, D.C., across North America and beyond. We’re ready to reach out and activate these relationships for new collaborations, and to bring on board help from the network when needed.

Team Up!

Interested in working for or collaborating with Future Cartographic, with our clients, or on arts initiatives? Drop a line!


I have worked closely with Erik Moe on FIA’s creative and writing projects and he is absolutely amazing. Erik is trustworthy, assertive without being pushy, and he is able to pivot with ease as new business and political developments unfold.

Kenya Wiley
Fashion Innovation Alliance

Working with Erik is more like collaborating with a business partner than contracting out to a consultant. His expertise in branding and marketing has elevated my ability to more successfully reach my target market which has translated into numerous customer conversions.

Danielle Glosser
Client Raiser, LLC

Ready to Start?

Ready to explore and chart your course with Future Cartographic? Let’s talk. Click the big red button to send an email right now.