My name is Laura Eydmann and I am a freelance graphic designer and artist living and working in Brixham, by the sea in Devon. I love being creative and when I’m not designing, I’m making things for my online store Sunshine and Shenanigans. I concentrate primarily on prints and greeting cards.
I have recently graduated from Falmouth University with an MA in Graphic Design. I have enjoyed researching design for good, and looking onto the history of protest, graphic design for charities and to help empower people, and the history of visual culture around women. Before this, I studied Graphic Design with Typography at the University of Plymouth in 2009 and after a brief spell working part-time for Devon Carers as their Communication Officer, I started Laurapakora Design. I became a full-time freelance Graphic Designer, and Devon Carers were my first regular client! Over the last 12 years, I have worked for many different companies, individuals and organisations, including Age England UK and Devon Carers, on print and web projects. I have also worked for The Met Office and Paignton Zoo in their design studios, on data visualisation, print designs, posters and wayfinding. I like to learn and have taken many online courses and tutorials to learn new skills and to keep up to date with software and trends, drawing, painting and calligraphy courses and Adobe Software tutorials in particular. You can see some of my work online on my portfolio.
I love to travel and see new places, and over the years I have sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on a sailing yacht, cruising around Florida, The Bahamas, Bermuda, The Azores and Northern Spain. I have sailed around the South coast of Devon, Dorset and Hampshire, as well as across the Channel to the Channel Islands and Northern France. I’ve driven up the Pacific Highway in California, from San Diego up to the Redwoods. My latest adventure before Covid-19 was travelling to Australia to see my sister and some friends, travelling around the Sunshine Coast and camping and driving from Ningaloo Reef to Broome, snorkelling, running and spending some time in the sunshine! My partner, daughter, our dog and I now camp around Devon and Cornwall when time and the weather allow!