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Michael Trew
Origami Artist, Papershake Origami

Michael Trew is a full time origami and paper artist, with over 25 years experience around origami since he discovered it as a hobby aged 6. At 16 Michael launched his fledgling business Papershake Origami, designing original origami creations for advertising, events, and visual merchandising with early clients involving Mizuho Bank, American Express, and Oasis. After spending some time in Japan, he returned to the UK and took Papershake full time from studios in East London and over the last 9 years has had the pleasure to work on a wide range of exciting projects including stop-frame animations for TV commercials, shop window decorations for Michael Kors and Clarkes, Oxford Street, and a series of models for the Economist's "Year in" publication to name a few. Since lockdown Michael has taken his work online, leading creative and engaging virtual origami sessions for team building, online events, and virtual conferences with clients including Google, PayPal, Trustpilot, and Facebook. He takes pride in making the teaching as fun, engaging, and enjoyable as possible for those who are new to origami and is very happy to share his lifelong interest in Origami through these online sessions.

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