Laura Valojärvi

Laura Valojärvi (M.A.) is an illustrator, educator and researcher with a focus on children’s book illustrations. Her Doctor of Arts thesis – Why Picturebooks Matter? Researching the Significance of Picturebooks from the Perspective of Children’s Book Illustrators and their Creative Practice – analyses, interprets and tries to understand the knowledge behind the work of a children’s book illustrator.

Laura has worked as an illustrator for several Finnish publishers, organizations and companies since 2008. Laura is an active member of the Association of Finnish Illustrators and works as their cabinet member during the three year period 2014-2016.

Laura has also been teaching at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture since 2011.


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