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Laura Sorvala @_auralab Cardiff | UK | Finland

Illustrator & graphic recorder. Ideas & event illustration, comics. Supporting service design & innovation agencies & research projects internationally. She/her

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Joined Twitter 7/5/09


There's only ONE MONTH left to submit your application to be in with a chance of joining our next accelerator coho… https://t.co/SOxZGBbpjQ
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaSpent the afternoon drawing locals’ thoughts on energy and engagement @EastonCentre for Fuel Stories, an ongoing re… https://t.co/wdxmtwMeB7
1/24
2020
Over the past few weeks, we have been working with some amazing artists to create a print fundraiser for the Austra… https://t.co/pTDagkDZsE
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaVery excited about the range of events I’m drawing at in January: primary school curriculum workshop, views on rene… https://t.co/Yhbw8dcF2r
1/21
2020
NEW AWARD PROGRAMME: We're looking for teachers nurturing the next generation of problem solvers & are offering 15… https://t.co/ccc6HlrCSj
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaFully funded opportunity for young journalists in Wales! ✨ #FutureNewsWorldwide will bring you together with 100 j… https://t.co/fh0K5WZ0iW
Retweeted by Laura Sorvala @AndyCouncil This is great, so happy for you Andy! Looking forward to seeing more.
1/20
2020
@nicolemillu Gah - HOWIES 😅A gift from Finland to govcampers: An online course to give you the basic AI literacy everyone will need in the age… https://t.co/jJwi2aWErW
Retweeted by Laura Sorvala @nicolemillu Will’s Vegan shoes do hiking boots, made in London. Bowie’s do have a limited selection of outdoors ge… https://t.co/GvBsZZsiMr
1/18
2020
@zemogle @kristenobacter Thanks Edward! Hi Kristen, I am an illustrator based in the UK and worked with Edward on a… https://t.co/zrcFA3drMu
1/17
2020
@harri80 @Deadman97 Oh myExplore a different kind of local economy by playing Flourish! a board game from @nesta_uk 🎲Friday 14th February… https://t.co/b0NIhoVyln
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1/15
2020
Also - I’m really, really happy I never pursued a career in advertising after my graphic design experience (when ev… https://t.co/Ipe80UIZxHNow here is a thread on weird and wonderful information on consumerism - including the average spend of drunk purch… https://t.co/QuaZohZfJy
1/14
2020
@annesiegel @SomersetHouse Yes! 😄
1/10
2020
Spent a day in London part drawing stuff and part getting inspired. Absolutely loved the 24/7 exhibition… https://t.co/HcYoFQAcw1This excellent illustration courtesy of @_auralab creatively depicts the #KTP experience for Louis Williams, KTP As… https://t.co/BuiuNSUuvm
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1/9
2020
*** HIRE ME KLAXON *** Due to couple of cancellations / postponements I have some availability this month and in F… https://t.co/B1AR7yoSWvHappy New Year! I am emerging from a relaxing break, plenty of reflection still happening. Off to London to draw a… https://t.co/vMlLgeAO3g
1/8
2020
1st January 2020 means that one of the many NDAs I have signed has expired and I can tell you the story of Crumble… https://t.co/vtb53UNtm8
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1/2
2019
This has been sitting on my desktop awhile now. There somehow never seems like a good time to post it. But perhaps… https://t.co/3fbc7Uzerb
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12/24
2019
Thank you @out_goose game for marking the start of my Christmas break - what would be more in the festive spirit th… https://t.co/t8XzEvmfhN
12/18
2019
@UniRdg_KTC Glad to hear that!Part of a series of illustrated case studies showcasing collaboration between universities and businesses - great t… https://t.co/YtWs2I7CNq
12/17
2019
I've read so many "it's childish to blame the media" comments (from those in the media) and this is delusional at b… https://t.co/RqP4dKm95z
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12/16
2019
Time for a thread of weird Victorian Christmas Cards. https://t.co/phww4R1V0j
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12/15
2019
I cast my first #GeneralElection2019 vote today and voted tactically for more humanity, not austerity.Well here we are again, UK, another Election Day! Vote wisely, vote kindly, vote for the kind of country you want u… https://t.co/mIqVmUanVZ
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12/12
2019
Below is an example of hostile environment in action - vote tomorrow for more humanity, not #GE2019 https://t.co/uRQi3orDRE
12/11
2019
UPDATE: The folk at https://t.co/LQ5LcyQEjB have integrated @SwapMyVote into their site You can find out their ta… https://t.co/1X22HqzaX6
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12/10
2019
1) In 2008 a salmon (yes the fish) was put through an MRI scanner. The salmon was shown a series of photographs of… https://t.co/lafxWMCPOe
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12/9
2019
Excellent advice here 👇🏻 https://t.co/Hy0b9MEPcH#Cards4Change is here! Create a climate change inspired e-card in @Photoshop or @AdobeSpark Every time you share w… https://t.co/6C39yfIoIV
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaMore illustrations from this afternoon #SPARKingImpact #graphicrecording #publicservices https://t.co/JUtFPl1tkBVisual note taking is coming on a treat with @_auralab #sparkingimpact #ylab #esrc #change #publicsector https://t.co/LMwKQBBQ59
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaThis morning in drawings - mindset, failure, trust and structures emerging as key themes in the public sector conve… https://t.co/PAoLZIux9eI’m #graphicrecording a workshop on Change in the Welsh public sector today with people working hard to create a mo… https://t.co/ACTNgA6AvM @ep_wales Fab! I look forward to what my brain comes up with too 😄 come say hi 👋🏻
12/6
2019
@blodtheowl @BeMoreSquirrel @ridemybikecafe 😄 I wish I didn’t have plans already, otherwise I would be thereAn annual reminder to all companies to pay your freelancers before Christmas. If you go on your salaried holiday b… https://t.co/vx4Yyi1COY
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaNON-GOOSE TWEET: if you're in the UK, please, please, please go and vote for a Labour government on Dec 12th END… https://t.co/I5wricGTbC
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaTeacher/creative, arts/culture organisation? Our 🎁gift to you this Christmas is https://t.co/T1tbtosD4B: the new al… https://t.co/r13ksSOGl1
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12/5
2019
Great visual story about the design processes and changes behind New York City subway map https://t.co/GKJYpqpWE6 @NiftyFoxCreativ Laura this is so great! I’m resonating with so many things you all discussed. 👏🏻
12/3
2019
@joelizaharrison @PelotonEventsUK Aw thanks lovely!All done! Fantastic end to the day with talking about skills for rail and, always a favourite topic for me, gender… https://t.co/HwhJt3f2h2Illustrated points from panel discussion on regional connectivity #graphicrecording #ConnectingWales #scribinghttps://t.co/sJFTMLIZlSMore of my illustrations from Welsh Transport Conference 2019 - focusing on skills and the future generations… https://t.co/iGbkYjdRLUMy illustrations from this morning at Welsh Transport Conference 2019 #ConnectingWales @PelotonEventsUKhttps://t.co/n5FARAXwgSI will be drawing at Welsh Transport Conference 2019 today for @PelotonEventsUK - here’s a taste of what’s to come,… https://t.co/JRsYaVvaMaWay to bring it, @runnersworld. I’ve been running for 27 years, since I was 14, and this is the worst part of runni… https://t.co/n818Lzd4OH
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaI was explaining US healthcare to my mum and she asked 'So what happens when people get cancer and they can't affor… https://t.co/ZFGZGCWFGy
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11/28
2019
@Kyanos @cardiffcouncil @GOVUK Completely agree. @Kyanos @cardiffcouncil @GOVUK As far as I understand you can only vote in a GE if you are a British citizen. One o… https://t.co/quloXS3jEX👏🏻 https://t.co/inN5bWhe0B
11/27
2019
UK: cloudy weather, gets dark at 4pm Finland: hold my beer https://t.co/RO7uZxQeX8This is your very very last chance to register to vote! ⏰ It takes just five minutes to register. Don't forget ❗️
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11/26
2019
@elebelfiore Dear Ele, I stand in support and solidarity. Too often I hear quietly spoken accounts of near burn out… https://t.co/DPd6N4gafSplease share https://t.co/A4YvuwM6vA
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11/25
2019
Don't miss this! Alternative Black Friday - The Ethical Christmas Market and Temple Tours at the Temple of Peace. 2… https://t.co/mLkjx9k0KA
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11/22
2019
Important comments from carers on #WhatMatters to them on #CarersRightsDay - praise and thanks for @RCTCarerProjecthttps://t.co/YVIdZqDLiRSupporting @RCTCarerProject Carees Rights Day 2019 with #graphicrecording #WhatMatters https://t.co/zU5nQkkHKn
11/21
2019
URGENT🚨There's less than a week to register to vote in order to have a say in #GE19 Stats show: 🗳️ 1 in 3 ppl und… https://t.co/VTfyxMQCFh
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaBefore I forget. Please vote for truth, honesty, compassion, and other virtues. Please don't vote for deception, c… https://t.co/QmE0YvpUYB
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaEarly start for a trip to London to support an agency with their global client’s staff day - drawing consumer motiv… https://t.co/obGxLH2RTe
11/20
2019
Whoopee! All the coproduced materials from the Keeping Safe? project, and illustrated by the brilliant Laura… https://t.co/83AQiVLuEi
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaHere it is! ✍️The #LifeWritingPrize will open for entries at midday today & close on Mon 3 Feb ✍️Our fantastic j… https://t.co/25h6pYUvns
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaElectoral Commission reporting that almost a third of under-25s have not registered to vote. Comparable figure for… https://t.co/U6rm6Gor9A
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11/19
2019
Asynchronous communication - this article makes a great point about the benefits: time for deep work, better qualit… https://t.co/RLmyqIqZap
11/18
2019
Now go forth, eat pizza, hug your friends and look after yourselfSide note: this time of the year is tough for me with old losses and traumas, there are good & bad days. Exercise r… https://t.co/51SG5oavMaI am starting to love Procreate as a drawing tool, even though I do still whip out the old Wacom pad too.A good Friday of sketching two projects in Procreate, an afternoon comms and messaging exploration (over food obvs)… https://t.co/2uCFkSu1d3Don’t get me wrong, I always want to do my best to see what I can do with different budgets but it takes time to wo… https://t.co/TzFtfNXBjCThis is your PSA that it’s a good idea to give a brief with at least some idea of what you want illustrated and/or… https://t.co/HNJhhB4ytwCor. Just imagine I drew YOU with a moustache with this level of finesse and grace. Just imagine! I’ve set up a… https://t.co/unVDRV2nid
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11/15
2019
@Cardiffbus Too late, had to get a taxi to my appointment as there was no info on the app about a bus sooner than 19 minute wait.The app showed the bus at 13 minutes away and down to 1 minute away (around 09:30) until it was gone.Hey @Cardiffbus waiting for the 09:03 no 1 at Cathays Library - not turned up and now disappeared from app. What’s going on?
11/14
2019
@BenIllustrator I use to have a PT neighbour too and it was quite funny to hear the “”cmon! You can do this!” and p… https://t.co/3rdWieGcHw
11/13
2019
**Website project update** Keeping Safe? Illustrated visual materials to help communicate research and inspire dis… https://t.co/7WJxmWxSDUWith less than a week until the launch of The Girl Who Wouldn't Give Up we're wondering - who are the girls &… https://t.co/ZaweDyO1r7
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11/12
2019
@MeanwhileHouse Aw thanks! 😀
11/11
2019
Boris Johnson picked the 12th December for the general election because the majority of unis break up on the 13th s… https://t.co/iQFmHYu5Yt
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11/10
2019
@annameelewis @totmorganic @organixbrands Congrats, Anna! How wonderful to win for such good work and for a purposeful client.
11/9
2019
#Hän is a #Finnish personal pronoun that refers to “he,” “she,” or any other gender, all at the same time. By prese… https://t.co/VGMzZfGbOW
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaArgh! It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, what a woman is doing or wearing - she’s not an object to be grabbe… https://t.co/CClFR2m9YcFemale runners in Cardiff: https://t.co/JyRaaDQRmiA statue to recognise Betty Campbell will be unveiled in Cardiff next year. A truly inspirational woman, Betty bec… https://t.co/YsNVRFxJmJ
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11/8
2019
This is horrible on so many levels. Let me educate you all about the hymen 1/12 https://t.co/fJHWIOg7sz
Retweeted by Laura Sorvala @aaaardvark Thanks, they really are! *continues stroking them*Those of you asking for my business card at an event and me sheepishly saying I don’t have new ones yet: THEY HAVE… https://t.co/7r4aNb8oKk
11/7
2019
Lovely to draw discussion on #sharingeconomy and renting goods tonight for @cardiffbusiness #ESRCFestival https://t.co/vwGKfrBDztHello design-peeps in South Wales - this is part of a work project - could you spare a couple of mins to answer a c… https://t.co/bC2eSrNmVQ
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaLooking forward to graphicrecording this event tonight - looks fantastic! https://t.co/n3AqMp0PbHThere are only a few days left for schools in the EU to win classroom packs and A0 art work of Ada's Adventures in… https://t.co/ymF9UjOLkv
Retweeted by Laura SorvalaDoes anyone I know know anyone who was working at Nokia when Elop sent the burning platforms memo? I have an interv… https://t.co/jnheMD6fIP
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11/6
2019
Do you love to sing? Would you like to take part in an exciting element of our launch event on Saturday 16th Novemb… https://t.co/e1qYwKMv2C
Retweeted by Laura Sorvala**GIVEAWAY** The new TV adaption of #HisDarkMaterials is on right now on @BBC! To celebrate, we’re giving you a cha… https://t.co/vVlaIUe4mS
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11/4
2019

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