Once a computer programmer, Reeve was a Tolkien fan and hobbyist who experimented with Elvish calligraphy and maps. During the filming of the Trilogy, he was hired to produce all the maps, inscriptions, scrolls and other props that appear on-screen. Now Reeve works as a freelance artist.
Reeve also worked in the production of "The Chronicles of Narnia" of C.S. Lewis.