illustrator & mentor
Hi, I'm Laura!
I am an illustrator and mentor based in Finland. I love creating illustrations and telling stories with images, but I am also devoted to helping other creative professionals to find their voice and focus, in order to unleash their creativity.
I help creative professionals find their voice and focus, in order to unleash their creativity and maximize the advantage of their talent. I operate worldwide as the coaching primarily take place online. All services are available in English as well as in Finnish.
I am an illustrator and mentor based in Finland. Laura Lightlake is my birth name – Laura Valojärvi – in English. For me illustration has always been the most interesting, exciting, versatile and fascinating form of art. It mesmerized me already when I was two years old, and it still does every single day. By following my childhood dream I became an illustrator. But following your dream does not always mean that it will be easy. Choosing the career of a creative professional brings you most amazing moments of flow, inspiration and joy, but often it also means inviting uncertainty, creative anxiety, loneliness and lack of proper feedback into your life. Creative or professional challenges should not prevent you from reaching your highest potential and living the life that you want to live. I am here to help you thrive in what only you can do best.