Soon to be momma, Carolina Wagner has been committed and motivated to reaching new heights in her and her husband’s business every day.
Twelve years ago, Wagner and her husband Jonathan launched Scribble Maps. This online platform allows a user to quickly and easily draw, annotate and perform analysis on a map and share that map with others.
“We’ve been able to have a great relationship with Google Maps over the past 12 years now,” Wagner shares. “Initially, where we got a lot of our traction from was teachers and educators online, and then the Google Maps team picked us up and posted about us on their development blog.”
Wagner shares that throughout the last few years, they have been able to evolve and expand their skillsets on the platform to grow an audience of over 200,000 users a month.
“We both grew up here in Windsor, and a great deal of the development came from here; in fact, the idea of Scribble Maps came while we were both living here in Windsor back in 2009,” Wagner explains.
Before Scribble Maps took off, Wagner completed her education in The Visual Arts Program at The University of Windsor with her hopes and her dreams back in the day to work for a company as big as Pixar.
“I went to art school, and the joke in art school is we better pick out our favourite cardboard box because that’s where we are going to be living afterwards,” Wagner joked. “I ended up continuing my education and going into Animation at Sheridan College, and after finishing, I ended up working in animation in Toronto.”
Wagner said that from 2012 to 2015, she was able to work on a lot of fun television shows, including Paw Patrol.
“That was a really eye-opening and great experience for me to learn about,” Wagner shares. “From there, I worked on two other 2D animation shows for the Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, and it was an exciting time in my life.”
Wagner said that it is interesting that she went to art school, film school and animation school because it fits very nicely into the business she and her husband have today.
“It’s been a long haul for us,” Wagner explains. “Every customer that we put on is hard-earned, and we are appreciative, and we live and die by the feedback.” For more information on Scribble Maps, check out scribblemaps.com