"It turns out they liked it so much they are running a competition for five readers to win a framed print of the image. It's in the shops over here now." Well, of course they liked it!
Waitrose Weekend cover image of Frushi, a fruit sushi product. Only the tray and chopsticks are not paper.
I did a national diploma in graphic design and then a visual communication degree in which I specialised in film and animation. During my final year at University, I became a runner in London for an interactive media company and taught myself After Effects which was cutting edge animation software at the time, and still is.
3D paper soldiers as a nod to the Small Faces single, Tin Soldier
I was an animator for a few years and then became a music video director. I enjoyed working with the dops [photography directors], stylists and choreographers, and directed about seven pop videos. I eventually co-owned an animation company called Mr and Mrs Smith in Soho, London where I was creative director and oversaw lots of jobs for advertising, tv title sequences, etc.
Midnight Moth Walk 1 - a personal project about the secret lives of hedgehogs
Avocado paper model superimposed onto a photograph of a real spoon
Eventually I left my London company and moved to Hove, a seaside town on the coast an hour out of London and started my family. This gave me a new perspective and the chance to finally try to make things myself. So between having two children and graphic design work, I've been teaching myself to make paper models.
The Food Tourist - paper models and 2D elements celebrate culinary differences around the world
There's been a lot of trial and error in learning how paper behaves and finding my style. I know I'm not quite there yet and am constantly trying to improve. I bought a good camera and flash kit so I could photograph my designs. That was a steep learning curve too, and I still feel frustrated that I'm not getting the best out of the models!
Davison Highley 50's chair - foamboard, firm card stock, and paper
Mixed media test project combines photography, paper, 2D elements and a product
Lisa Lloyd blogs and is on Instagram and Vimeo.