What it is about recreating everyday objects as paper sculpture that you especially enjoy?
What I really like about working with paper is that you get away from the computer. So many interactions today – as my everyday work as a graphic designer – take place in front of a screen, so I tried finding something that I could do with my hands.
Working with paper as a material is pretty nice too. It has history, there are so many types and you can use it in so many ways from papier-mâché to paper furniture.
Can you utilize paper sculpture in your graphic design work?
While I was doing mostly graphic design and branding projects immediately after graduation, I knew I wanted to do more illustration work. I did some research on how to combine graphic design with paper.
The basic idea was to do photographed paper sculptures to be used as pictures later on, for instance for editorial design. So I set up a little portfolio to be able to show future clients what kind of work I want to do. I am now signed with an illustration agency in Germany.
Congratulations! Do you have a favorite type of paper you reach for when starting a new project? And what is your cutting tool of choice?
I have only used simple coloured paper that I buy at an art materials shop in Graz where I live. For cutting, I use a Stanley knife and other smaller cutters.
Are you currently working on a paper sculpture project and if so, can you give a hint as to its subject?
My last project was the invitation card for my graduation party which will be shown in my online-portfolio soon. At the moment I am working on a Christmas paper illustration.
Thank you, I will keep you updated with new work. All the best from Europe.