laura VALOJÄRVI

ABOUT ME

What can I do for you?

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. At the moment I offer online portfolio analysis and one-on-one mentoring. Learn more and get started HERE.

Who can I help?

You are in the right place, whether you are a hiding self-taught talent with a burning passion, just starting out your creative career or an already established professional. I am here to help you to achieve your full potential as a creative professional.

Where am I?

I operate worldwide as my mentoring primarily take place online. All of my services are available in English as well as in Finnish.

Laura Valojärvi, illustrator & mentor

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.

I hold a Master of Arts degree in Art Education and I am finalizing my Doctor of Arts (DA) studies at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. My Doctoral Dissertation investigates creative wellbeing and the complexity of the creative process from the perspective of Finnish picturebook illustrators.

I have worked as an acclaimed illustrator for over a decade now and taught at the departments of Art and Media in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture since 2011. I was in charge of designing, launching and teaching the first ever illustration studies at the university level in Finland, when illustration minor studies began in Aalto University in 2016. When I am not deep diving into the world of illustrations, I can usually be found enjoying delicacies at the local pastry shops or in my kitchen making new pastry innovations.

 

 

Email / Call Me:
laura.valojarvi@gmail.com
+358 45 630 6111

 

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I left from every conversation I had with Laura with a huge self-confidence, believing in my own skills. Her feedback and comments were really informative and top-quality and the tasks she gave me were very well designed just for me and my special needs.

Former client

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Laura’s way of coaching is top-quality. Well prepared, informative, professional. You can strongly feel her passion towards the subject, and that is what made me inspired as well.

Former client

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Laura is one of the best mentors that I know. Unbelievably inspiring and professional!

Former client

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The most important thing for me was that “kick in the butt”, that opened my eyes for the fact that it is possible to do the things that I am good at and that I love.

Former client

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Laura approached me with a gentle and firm support from the first moment. She immediately created a safe space for big dreams and then offered real tools for materialising the vision. The professional advise felt retailed for my personal needs. I would recommend working with Laura for anyone who feels stagnation on their creative journey and who needs help with definition and strengthening of their personal style and business skills.

Former client

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Email / Call Me

laura.valojarvi@gmail.com

+358 45 630 6111

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