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A selection of illustrations to promote the Artisan Crest Nicholson housing development in Hove, near Brighton, including a colourful map and aerial view.

Laura Barnard
illustration of A colourful illustrated web-based map of the UK and Ireland for Wanderlust Private Tours, who offer tailor-made tours throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. 

The map includes illustrations of the Cliffs of Moher, Dublin, Highlands of Scotland, Loch Ness, Hadrian’s Wall, Lindisfarne, York, The Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Norfolk Broads, Stone Henge and London’s Tower Bridge.
illustration of An illustrated map of Paris for Populous, the architecture firm designing some of the most well-known sporting stadiums worldwide. Populous Magazine is the company’s magazine to deliver news and features on the theme of drawing people together for sport, culture and business.

This illustration is the first in a series of showcasing cities and their sporting venues, with an accompanying illustrated map. Issue 16 features various important sporting landmarks of Paris and the surrounding area.
illustration of An illustration for PHS Vancouver, a not-for-profit shelter for those needing emergency shelter and social housing. They provide housing for those who would otherwise find it hard to find due to their physical health, mental health, behavioural issues and substance dependencies, along with those that are homeless.
illustration of An illustrative map for the Boardmasters surf, skate and music festival centred on Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, Cornwall.

The map is a way to show a variety of all that was on offer at the event, from the main stages to tiny food stalls and quirky little details.
illustration of Cover for the July/August 2012 edition of the RIBA Journal, the magazine for the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Art direction by Patrick Myles and Hugh Pearson.
illustration of Pattern-like drawings to illustrate seven case studies in the 2012 Ernst & Young annual report, on various wide-ranging subjects including family, logistics, industry awards, education and entrepreneurship.

The illustrations include a variety of subjects from skyscrapers, office equipment and rosettes to chickens and children’s toys. Design and art direction by 2br.
illustration of An illustrated map for the Royal Albert Wharf housing development in the Royal Docks, London, with art direction by Ferrier Pearce.

The map was designed to show the proximity and main transport connections to central London, as well as some of the landmarks, parks and other attractions in the area.
illustration of An infographic to illustrate the number of road accidents that took place on Camden Road since 2010, showing that there are a disproportionate number of cyclists affected.

The type and number of accidents was gathered from a freedom of information request to Transport For London. Commissioned by Big Group for Osbornes Solicitors.
illustration of The Cultivating Thought series is the brainchild of Jonathan Safran Foer, who thought to bring short two-minute stories to Chipotle’s customers on their takeaway bags and cups.

I was most pleased to be commissioned to take part and even more so to be illustrating Barbara Kingsolver’s piece “Two Minute Cheer For The Home Team”, about community, links and happiness.
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An illustrated map to guide visitors around the Peterborough Heritage Festival and to show the variety of historical events on offer.

The map was designed to appeal to both adults and children and had very positive feedback, on what was the busiest Heritage Festival yet.


I’m Laura Barnard, an illustrator living in Peterborough in the UK. I specialise in maps, cityscapes, buildings, hand-drawn typography, infographics and data visualisation. I’ve been a freelance illustrator for a decade, having previously worked in the world of graphic design, project management and print production. Illustration clients over the years have included The British Council, RIBA Journal, Populous, Persil, HP, Beam Global, Sainsbury’s, BMW, Chipotle, Monotype, Ernst & Young and the NHS. If you’re looking for an experienced, reliable and detail-conscious illustrator to help your project run smoothly, drop me a line.


Black & White, Digital, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Pen & Ink, Pattern, Vector


Annual Report, Architecture, Children, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Food, Historical, Holidays, Information Graphics, Leisure, Maps, Music, Nature, Packaging, People, Sports, Transportation, Travel, Web Illustration, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Environmental, Financial, Urban