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 wedding cake toppers, party favours, greetings cards and invitations, but there are also a few of my personal art pieces there as well.
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 10 years I have worked for many different companies, individuals and organisations, including Age England UK, the Met Office, and Devon Carers, on print and web projects. I have a broad knowledge of typography, and studied legibility and readability at University, applying this to websites and print designs alike. I like to be experimental and creative, and I’m friendly and enthusiastic.
A few years ago I was shortlisted for the Herald Express South Devon Business Excellence Young Entrepreneur Award. I was also successful in the “What’s Your Type” competition held by Oh Momma, and my letter “i” was accepted into the final alphabet. I have recently opened an Etsy store, Sunshine and Shenanigans, selling wedding cake toppers, favours, greetings cards and prints.
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. Last year was my latest adventure 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!