Commercial Work

Origami has proved perfect for a wide variety of events and situations. Recent clients have included Google, the Guardian newspaper, N-Power at the Earls Court Ideal Homes Exhibition, creating a trophy for the British Book Design and Production Awards and designing models for Kelloggs “Art Attack” promotion. There’s also a wonderful set of videos created for Antalis, to go alongside an origami calendar (which took first place in two categories at the National Business Calendar Awards). Another successful and fun project was for Puffin Books, helping to promote a book called “The Airman” by Eion Colfer.

I have fulfilled many commercial commissions, ranging from small hand-made subjects, to large public display models and artwork for advertising campaigns. As a paper-folder with over 40 years experience, I have extensive knowledge of existing designs and techniques, which often allows me to meet designers specifications without the additional expense of creating a design from scratch.

However, I’m happy to create to meet specific briefs, providing either “authentic” origami solutions, or using paper/card which has been engineered to create the illusion of origami but with the flexibility required to meet exacting design targets. I can also supply camera-ready artwork which you can use as promotional items or within magazines. I’m familiar with software such as indesign, premiere and photoshop, so can work easily with layout artists and designers, talking their language. Please read my FAQ for more practical details.

I’ve worked with professional design studios and understand the need to produce visually stunning, yet flexible solutions within an agreed budget and to a fairly tight deadline. I’m able to travel to sets to provide fine-tuning and tailoring to clients exact requirements. I usually recommend an exchange of digital images to examine alternative solutions, before a meeting or shoot.

Many people still think origami designs are public domain and have learned to their cost that an origami design has the same copyright as any other work of art. My 30 years of work within the origami world allow me to quickly make contact and negotiate use of a specific design. Alternately, I can usually design an equivalent unique design for use.

You can read more informal detail about the work I do on my blog.

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 M2 Printing Services
The client had a variety of images that they wanted me to create. The “ants” were the hardest, to achieve, as I worked to achieve the required balance between complexity and simplicity.

Newspapers and Magazines

Paper Planes for Norske Skog

I’ve worked for Norske Skog on a few projects. The latest was to produce three “jet planes” which had to measure no more than 8cms in length. As you can imagine, the smaller the model is, the harder it is to achieve clean lines. The planes were placed in a specially constructed wooden case, with a lid saying “open me” on it 😉

Radley Yeldar website promotion
RY are an independent, London-based brand, marketing and communications agency who wanted some origami figures for the website.

Chatsworth Estate
I was commissioned to make a series of flying swans for an exhibition at the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire. They were suspended from a very high roof at great risk to life and limb!