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Careers in Origami

A version of this article previously appeared in OrigamiUSA’s The Fold online magazine. Perhaps you’ve heard that there are professional origami artists. Yes, there are a few: myself, Joseph Wu, Michael LaFosse, Paul Jackson, and Sipho Mabona for starters. (And lots of others: if I’ve left you out, my apologies—it’s assuredly not a complete list.) […]

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Making of Mitsubishi

The Artist’s Commentary In October, 2005, I was contacted by MJZ, a production company in Los Angeles, who were working on a new commercial about the Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV for the advertising firm BBDO. BBDO’s concept was to have the car drive through an “origami world.” They needed an origami artist to design and fold […]

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Commercial Art

I have created a range of commissioned works for commercial projects, some of which are shown on this page. They illustrate just a bit of what is possible with origami used for commercial advertising. (See my page on monumental origami for further examples.) To make a figure look right for advertising, various origami genres can […]

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Monumental Origami

“Redpath Pteranodon,” a 4-meter (16′) wingspan origami Pteranodon installed at the Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Paper custom made by Papeterie St.-Armand, Montreal, Canada. The term “Monumental” in “Monumental Origami” refers to size: this is large-scale origami, intended to make a visual impact from a distance. The uses of monumental origami are several: it […]

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