Laura Valojärvi is a Finnish illustrator and Founder & CEO of Laura Lightlake The New Academy of illustration.

Laura has worked as an acclaimed and award-winning illustrator since 2007. Laura gets her inspiration from good movies, peculiar stories and from people who make her laugh.

Laura is finalizing her Doctor of Arts (DA) studies at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Her Doctoral Dissertation focuses on how the professional and creative identity of an illustrator develops.