illustrator & mentor

Hi, I'm Laura!

I am an illustrator and mentor based in Finland. I love 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.

Plan 1: Online Portfolio Analysis

Do you need help in making your online portfolio more professional, coherent and convincing? Do you wish to have a professional opinion about your strenghts and weaknesses and about the contents of your portfolio? Do you wish to become better in what you do and to amend the way people see you and your work? Send me the link to your online portfolio, and you will receive my full feedback within the next 5 business days. You can choose your feedback to be delivered either by email or face to face online. 

Plan 2: One-on-One Mentoring, 3 months

Do you need help in launching your career or taking your profession and brand to the next level? Do you wish to find your own unique style, authentic visual voice and strenghts as a creative professional? Are you lost with your talent and need help in finding the right direction? I help creative professionals build a strong, rewarding, evolving and sustainable creative career. The content of the mentoring is designed to individual needs of each client based on his/her personal challenges and goals. The coaching takes place online and is available worldwide.

My story

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.

I would love to hear from you!

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