Professional Origami & Paper Artist in London

[well, Brighton now actually, but close enough!]

Papershake work with creative agencies in the UK and worldwide, creating original origami for advertising, events and PR, as well as hosting 5-star online origami workshops and experiences

Professional Origami & Paper Artist in London

[well, Brighton now actually, but close enough!]

Papershake work with creative agencies in the UK and worldwide, creating original origami for advertising, events and PR, as well as hosting 5-star online origami workshops and experiences

Professional Origami & Paper Artist in London

[well, Brighton now actually, but close enough!]

Papershake work with creative agencies in the UK and worldwide, creating original origami for advertising, events and PR, as well as hosting 5-star online origami workshops and experiences

WELCOME TO PAPERSHAKE ORIGAMI

WELCOME TO PAPERSHAKE ORIGAMI

Origami & Paper Artist working with creative agencies in the UK and Internationally

Origami & Paper Artist working with creative agencies in the UK and Internationally

With over 15 years of full time experience working with creative agencies, Origami and Paper Artist Michael Trew is passionate about bringing his own unique style to your next campaign.

With over 15 years of full time experience working with creative agencies, Origami and Paper Artist Michael Trew is passionate about bringing his own unique style to your next campaign.

With over 15 years of full time experience working with creative agencies, Origami and Paper Artist Michael Trew is passionate about bringing his own unique style to your next campaign.

With over 15 years of full time experience working with creative agencies, Origami and Paper Artist Michael Trew is passionate about bringing his own unique style to your next campaign.

Whether it's a one-off project for an editorial photoshoot, a large-scale production for a direct mail campaign, or a creative and challenging visual merchandising project, Michael has experienced it all and is always happy to talk about your next project!

Whether it's a one-off project for an editorial photoshoot, a large-scale production for a direct mail campaign, or a creative and challenging visual merchandising project, Michael has experienced it all and is always happy to talk about your next project!

Whether it's a one-off project for an editorial photoshoot, a large-scale production for a direct mail campaign, or a creative and challenging visual merchandising project, Michael has experienced it all and is always happy to talk about your next project!

Whether it's a one-off project for an editorial photoshoot, a large-scale production for a direct mail campaign, or a creative and challenging visual merchandising project, Michael has experienced it all and is always happy to talk about your next project!

Michael also hosts online origami experiences and workshops, teaching teams from 2 to 2,000 in all timezones, with clients including Google, eBay, Paypal etc.

Michael also hosts online origami experiences and workshops, teaching teams from 2 to 2,000 in all timezones

Michael also hosts online origami experiences and workshops, teaching teams from 2 to 2,000 in all timezones

Michael also hosts online origami experiences and workshops, teaching teams from 2 to 2,000 in all timezones

15+ years experience working with creative agencies

15+ years experience working with creative agencies

Origami commissions for events, editorial, VM & advertising

Origami commissions for events, editorial, VM & advertising

Creative & Engaging Online Workshops for global brands

Creative & Engaging Online Workshops for global brands

15+ years experience working with creative agencies

Original designs for editorial, VM, PR, Stop Frame - you name it we've done it!

Creative Online Workshops for global teams

15+ years experience working with creative agencies

Original designs for editorial, VM, PR, Stop Frame - you name it we've done it!

Creative Online Workshops for global teams

WORKING WITH PAPERSHAKE

WORKING WITH PAPERSHAKE

Bespoke and creative origami commissions

Bespoke and creative origami commissions

Creating origami and paper sculpture to comission can be a real challenge, especially with the tight deadlines and other practical challenges the industry often presents!

Creating origami and paper sculpture to comission can be a real challenge, especially with the tight deadlines and other practical challenges the industry often presents!

Creating origami and paper sculpture to comission can be a real challenge, especially with the tight deadlines and other practical challenges the industry often presents!

Creating origami and paper sculpture to comission can be a real challenge, especially with the tight deadlines and other practical challenges the industry often presents!

But Michael enjoys the opportunity to rise to the challenge, and has worked along side top brands and creative agencies to see their ideas come to live.

As well as smaller one-off projects for photography etc, Michael has built up a network of reliable and trustworthy paper artists and makers, so can up scale for those larger projects that need many hands to get done on deadline

But Michael enjoys the opportunity to rise to the challenge, and has worked along side top brands and creative agencies to see their ideas come to live.

But Michael enjoys the opportunity to rise to the challenge, and has worked along side top brands and creative agencies to see their ideas come to live.

As well as smaller one-off projects for photography etc, Michael has built up a network of reliable and trustworthy paper artists and makers, so can up scale for those larger projects that need many hands to get done on deadline

But Michael enjoys the opportunity to rise to the challenge, and has worked along side top brands and creative agencies to see their ideas come to live.

As well as smaller one-off projects for photography etc, Michael has built up a network of reliable and trustworthy paper artists and makers, so can up scale for those larger projects that need many hands to get done on deadline

As well as smaller one-off projects for photography etc, Michael has built up a network of reliable and trustworthy paper artists and makers, so can up scale for those larger projects that need many hands to get done on deadline

Take a look through the Papershake Portfolio to see more of Michael's commissioned works

Take a look through the Papershake Portfolio to see more of Michael's commissioned works

Take a look through the Papershake Portfolio to see more of Michael's commissioned works

Take a look through the Papershake Portfolio to see more of Michael's commissioned works

15+ years experience working with creative agencies

Original designs for editorial, VM, PR, Stop Frame - you name it we've done it!

Creative Online Workshops for global teams

15+ years experience working with creative agencies

Original designs for editorial, VM, PR, Stop Frame - you name it we've done it!

Creative Online Workshops for global teams

FEATURED PROJECTS

Some of Papershake's proudest moments

Some of Papershake's proudest moments

VISUAL MERCHANDISING

Origami roses, lotus flowers, and lilies for Darphin Paris instore visual merchandising

These Origami flowers were created for installation at the Ruuby store off London’s Oxford Street where a number of Esteé Lauder Company brands are showcased.

VISUAL MERCHANDISING

Origami roses, lotus flowers, and lilies for Darphin Paris instore visual merchandising

These Origami flowers were created for installation at the Ruuby store off London’s Oxford Street where a number of Esteé Lauder Company brands are showcased.

VISUAL MERCHANDISING

Origami roses, lotus flowers, and lilies for Darphin Paris instore visual merchandising

These Origami flowers were created for installation at the Ruuby store off London’s Oxford Street where a number of Esteé Lauder Company brands are showcased.

DIRECT MAIL

Head and Shoulders 3 Action Formula bespoke origami press release

We were commissioned by Ketchum PR to design and produce these bespoke Origami press releases for the launch of Head and Shoulders’ latest offering – the 3 Action formula.

DIRECT MAIL

Head and Shoulders 3 Action Formula bespoke origami press release

We were commissioned by Ketchum PR to design and produce these bespoke Origami press releases for the launch of Head and Shoulders’ latest offering – the 3 Action formula.

DIRECT MAIL

Head and Shoulders 3 Action Formula bespoke origami press release

We were commissioned by Ketchum PR to design and produce these bespoke Origami press releases for the launch of Head and Shoulders’ latest offering – the 3 Action formula.

ADVERTISING

Origami dinosaurs with Luno cryptocurrency trading platform

As part of their “Currency isn’t Forever” campaign, we designed and folded the unique origami Dinosaurs from “soon-to-be-extinct” notes including the Euro, Dollar and South African Rand.

ADVERTISING

Origami dinosaurs with Luno cryptocurrency trading platform

As part of their “Currency isn’t Forever” campaign, we designed and folded the unique origami Dinosaurs from “soon-to-be-extinct” notes including the Euro, Dollar and South African Rand.

ADVERTISING

Origami dinosaurs with Luno cryptocurrency trading platform

As part of their “Currency isn’t Forever” campaign, we designed and folded the unique origami Dinosaurs from “soon-to-be-extinct” notes including the Euro, Dollar and South African Rand.

VISUAL MERCHANDISING

Origami roses, lotus flowers, and lilies for Darphin Paris instore visual merchandising

These Origami flowers were created for installation at the Ruuby store off London’s Oxford Street where a number of Esteé Lauder Company brands are showcased.

DIRECT MAIL

Head and Shoulders 3 Action Formula bespoke origami press release

We were commissioned by Ketchum PR to design and produce these bespoke Origami press releases for the launch of Head and Shoulders’ latest offering – the 3 Action formula.

ADVERTISING

Origami dinosaurs with Luno cryptocurrency trading platform

As part of their “Currency isn’t Forever” campaign, we designed and folded the unique origami Dinosaurs from “soon-to-be-extinct” notes including the Euro, Dollar and South African Rand.

ADVERTISING

Low poly origami style 9ft high replica of UK’s oldest amateur footballer with Stannah Stairlifts

Stannah Stairlifts commissioned us to create this huge replica of Dickie Borthwick, the self-acclaimed oldest amateur footballer in the UK, to celebrate older age with its freedom to uniquely express one’s truest self.

CORPORATE ONLINE ORIGAMI EXPERIENCES

Engaging, Fun and Creative Online Origami Experiences

Engaging, Fun and Creative Online Origami Experiences

Engaging, Fun and Creative Online Origami Experiences

The corporate world is now online, and with endless online meetings, it's easy to lose touch with the simplicity of hands-on creativity.


Since 2020, I've hosted online events for 2 to 2,000 people, sharing the magic of origami with executives, design geeks, company interns or even possible investors - in a world that's increasingly digital there's a lot of value in getting hands-on on and creating something physical with your own hands.


I love working with teams, creating a fun and engaging environment and hopefully giving teams a bit of a break and an opportunity to laugh, bond, and be creative together.


I take pride in my professional setup with 2+ cameras, and would love to talk more about your next team meeting/event!

We've had years of experience in teaching Origami, but were excited to take the workshops online in 2020 and we've not looked back since!


There is nothing like getting a team together online from all around the world and getting creative together. In a world that's increasingly digital, there

We've had years of experience in teaching Origami, but were excited to take the workshops online in 2020 and we've not looked back since!


There is nothing like getting a team together online from all around the world and getting creative together. In a world that's increasingly digital, there

Reliable Service

Reliable Service

I want to do this right!

That means efficient and friendly communication, reliable time keeping and punctuality and being ready to bring my best to your event!

No experience needed!

No experience needed!

Worried you're "not the creative type"? Not a problem!

Origami seems to appeal to so many types of people and I focus my workshops on beginners every time

Simple to organise

Simple to organise

You can order our kits if you like, but I'm really proud that in reality a few sheets of (recycled?) printer paper are all you need to get started - faff free and easy to organise!

Pro tech setup

Pro tech setup

Ok, so I'm a geek!

I love tweaking my setup with professional DSLR cameras, lenses, microphones and software. All to make the workshops more 🔥

IN PERSON AND HYBRID EVENTS

Also available for live & hybrid events!

Not just the 'same old'

Origami is all about magic and I'm always keen to bring that element to corporate events by coming up with new and creative ways to use origami and paper sculpture to tell my clients' stories.

The magic of Origami Live

I’ve performed at trade shows, conferences, symposiums and corporate events across the world and it’s magic! Whether it's teaching or just folding live, people love to see something created before their very eyes!

Go big or go home!

An "Origami Stand" at an event is great, but a full-size installation is another matter! Check out the Papershake Portfolio for some large-scale origami projects I've had the pleasure to be involved in.

Not just the 'same old'

Origami is all about magic and I'm always keen to bring that element to corporate events by coming up with new and creative ways to use origami and paper sculpture to tell my clients' stories.

The magic of Origami Live

I’ve performed at trade shows, conferences, symposiums and corporate events across the world and it’s magic! Whether it's teaching or just folding live, people love to see something created before their very eyes!

Go big or go home!

An "Origami Stand" at an event is great, but a full-size installation is another matter! Check out the Papershake Portfolio for some large-scale origami projects I've had the pleasure to be involved in.

KIND WORDS FROM HAPPY CLIENTS

What are people saying?

What are people saying?

What are people saying?

Papershake started when I was just 16, with some early projects for Mizuho Bank, Scandia and Amex and it's amazing where it has taken me, and who it has allowed me to meet!

Papershake started when I was just 16, with some early projects for Mizuho Bank, Scandia and Amex and it's amazing where it has taken me, and who it has allowed me to meet!

Papershake started when I was just 16, with some early projects for Mizuho Bank, Scandia and Amex and it's amazing where it has taken me, and who it has allowed me to meet!

I love working with creative agencies and interesting people, and it's also a real pleasure to receive such warm and positive feedback from so many of my clients

I love working with creative agencies and interesting people, and it's also a real pleasure to receive such warm and positive feedback from so many of my clients

I love working with creative agencies and interesting people, and it's also a real pleasure to receive such warm and positive feedback from so many of my clients

Take a look though some kind words on my Google/Trust Pilot pages.

Take a look though some kind words on my Google/Trust Pilot pages.

Take a look though some kind words on my Google/Trust Pilot pages.

Account Manager

From London PR Firm

"The origami for our shoot looked amazing, thank you for making the whole process so seamless for us!"

D.R.

Creative Director

"Michael is one of the foremost paper artists in the UK and consistently delivers to a very high standard. I couldn't reccomend him enough"

D.R

D.R

D.R

Creative Director in London

Creative Director in London

Creative Director in London

"Michael is one of the foremost paper artists in the UK and consistently delivers to a very high standard. I couldn't reccomend him enough"

"Michael is one of the foremost paper artists in the UK and consistently delivers to a very high standard. I couldn't reccomend him enough"

"Michael is one of the foremost paper artists in the UK and consistently delivers to a very high standard. I couldn't reccomend him enough"

Account Manager

Account Manager

From London PR Firm

From London PR Firm

"The origami for our shoot looked amazing, thank you for making the whole process so seamless for us!"

"The origami for our shoot looked amazing, thank you for making the whole process so seamless for us!"

ABOUT ORIGAMI ARTIST MICHAEL TREW

"So how did you get into this!??"

"So how did you get into this!??"

"So how did you get into this!??"

Whether I am on set at a film or stills shoot, leading a workshop online, or performing at a corporate event, this is the question you can guarantee I will get a least a few times!

Whether I am on set at a film or stills shoot, leading a workshop online, or performing at a corporate event, this is the question you can guarantee I will get a least a few times!

Whether I am on set at a film or stills shoot, leading a workshop online, or performing at a corporate event, this is the question you can guarantee I will get a least a few times!

"Origami Artist" did not come up as a viable career option when I was finishing up at secondary school, and it's been a very interesting journey, but I feel genuinely fortunate to have found my way into this work.

"Origami Artist" did not come up as a viable career option when I was finishing up at secondary school, and it's been a very interesting journey, but I feel genuinely fortunate to have found my way into this work.

"Origami Artist" did not come up as a viable career option when I was finishing up at secondary school, and it's been a very interesting journey, but I feel genuinely fortunate to have found my way into this work.

I was given an origami book as a child, learned the basics with my mum, joined the British Origami Society (yep!) at 6 and took on my first commission at just 16. The hobby became a profession which I now take very seriously, and I am happy to have worked full time in origami & paper sculpture since 2012!

I was given an origami book as a child, learned the basics with my mum, joined the British Origami Society .then joinign the Britihs Origami Society (yes, it's a thing!) when I was about 6. The hobby became a profession which I now take very seriously, and happy to have been full time in origami and paper art since 2012!

I was given an origami book as a child, learned the basics with my mum, joined the British Origami Society .then joinign the Britihs Origami Society (yes, it's a thing!) when I was about 6. The hobby became a profession which I now take very seriously, and happy to have been full time in origami and paper art since 2012!

I also have my own fledgling fine art practice and have exhibited across the UK at various exhibitions. Explore more of this work on my instagram @michaeljtrew

I also have my own fledgling fine art practice and have exhibited across the UK at various exhibitions. Explore more of this work on my instagram @michaeljtrew

I also have my own fledgling fine art practice and have exhibited across the UK at various exhibitions. Explore more of this work on my instagram @michaeljtrew

NEWS & BLOG

Take a look through some recent articles

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Explorations in Origami Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Phoenix Design

I love the challenge of trying to design a few origami model to brief, and for this project there was the extra added twist – it had to be a model I could teach virtually to over 100 beginners in only 30 minutes for an event entitled “Rise Up!”, quite the challenge!!

Origami Pheonix Papershake Origami Michael Trew

Explorations in Origami Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Phoenix Design

I love the challenge of trying to design a few origami model to brief, and for this project there was the extra added twist – it had to be a model I could teach virtually to over 100 beginners in only 30 minutes for an event entitled “Rise Up!”, quite the challenge!!

Origami Dog Papershake Origami

Explorations in Origami Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Terrier Design Process (Inspired by Hideo Komatsu's Pig)

Origami Dog Papershake Origami

Explorations in Origami Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Terrier Design Process (Inspired by Hideo Komatsu's Pig)

Smart thermostats aren’t just a fancier way to control your home’s temperature. Contemporary smart thermostats allow.

Horror-gami Halloween Origami Workshops Origami Cat Pumpkin and Fangs

Online Origami Workshops

Horror-gami! Spooky Virtual Halloween Origami Workshops!

Horror-gami Halloween Origami Workshops Origami Cat Pumpkin and Fangs

Online Origami Workshops

Horror-gami! Spooky Virtual Halloween Origami Workshops!

Smart thermostats aren’t just a fancier way to control your home’s temperature. Contemporary smart thermostats allow.

Origami Dog Papershake Origami

Explorations in Origami Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Terrier Design Process (Inspired by Hideo Komatsu's Pig)

Origami Dog Papershake Origami

Explorations in Origami Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Terrier Design Process (Inspired by Hideo Komatsu's Pig)

Smart thermostats aren’t just a fancier way to control your home’s temperature. Contemporary smart thermostats allow.

Origami Dog Papershake Origami

Explorations in Origami Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Terrier Design Process (Inspired by Hideo Komatsu's Pig)

As part of my daily work life during Lockdown I am trying to regularly fold a new model from one of my favourite designers – I will write another post on this, but I find that simply making a model from diagrams (not YouTube!) is one the most calming things I can do for my own mental wellbeing.

Origami Dog Papershake Origami

Explorations in Origami Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Terrier Design Process (Inspired by Hideo Komatsu's Pig)

Smart thermostats aren’t just a fancier way to control your home’s temperature. Contemporary smart thermostats allow.

Horror-gami Halloween Origami Workshops Origami Cat Pumpkin and Fangs

Online Origami Workshops

Horror-gami! Spooky Virtual Halloween Origami Workshops!

It’s that time of year again when everything suddenly begins to take on a purply-green hue and things get a little more spoookkkyy! (cue scary music!), so here’s introducing our Halloween Origami Workshops – Horror-gami!

Horror-gami Halloween Origami Workshops Origami Cat Pumpkin and Fangs

Online Origami Workshops

Horror-gami! Spooky Virtual Halloween Origami Workshops!

Smart thermostats aren’t just a fancier way to control your home’s temperature. Contemporary smart thermostats allow.

Online Origami Workshops

5 Reasons Online Origami Workshops are Ideal for Online Team Building

I have been running Online Origami Workshops now for over 2 years and have been so surprised and satisfied to see how effective they are at bringing teams together virtually from all over the world. Here are 5 things I often hear from participants as to why they work so well—some of them might surprise you!

Online Origami Workshops

5 Reasons Online Origami Workshops are Ideal for Online Team Building

Smart thermostats aren’t just a fancier way to control your home’s temperature. Contemporary smart thermostats allow.

Origami Dog Papershake Origami

Explorations in Origami Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Terrier Design Process (Inspired by Hideo Komatsu's Pig)

As part of my daily work life during Lockdown I am trying to regularly fold a new model from one of my favourite designers – I will write another post on this, but I find that simply making a model from diagrams (not YouTube!) is one the most calming things I can do for my own mental wellbeing.

Origami Dog Papershake Origami

Explorations in Origami Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Terrier Design Process (Inspired by Hideo Komatsu's Pig)

As part of my daily work life during Lockdown I am trying to regularly fold a new model from one of my favourite designers – I will write another post on this, but I find that simply making a model from diagrams (not YouTube!) is one the most calming things I can do for my own mental wellbeing.

Horror-gami Halloween Origami Workshops Origami Cat Pumpkin and Fangs

Online Origami Workshops

Horror-gami! Spooky Virtual Halloween Origami Workshops!

It’s that time of year again when everything suddenly begins to take on a purply-green hue and things get a little more spoookkkyy! (cue scary music!), so here’s introducing our Halloween Origami Workshops – Horror-gami!

Horror-gami Halloween Origami Workshops Origami Cat Pumpkin and Fangs

Online Origami Workshops

Horror-gami! Spooky Virtual Halloween Origami Workshops!

It’s that time of year again when everything suddenly begins to take on a purply-green hue and things get a little more spoookkkyy! (cue scary music!), so here’s introducing our Halloween Origami Workshops – Horror-gami!

Online Origami Workshops

5 Reasons Online Origami Workshops are Ideal for Online Team Building

I have been running Online Origami Workshops now for over 2 years and have been so surprised and satisfied to see how effective they are at bringing teams together virtually from all over the world. Here are 5 things I often hear from participants as to why they work so well—some of them might surprise you!

Online Origami Workshops

5 Reasons Online Origami Workshops are Ideal for Online Team Building

I have been running Online Origami Workshops now for over 2 years and have been so surprised and satisfied to see how effective they are at bringing teams together virtually from all over the world. Here are 5 things I often hear from participants as to why they work so well—some of them might surprise you!

5 STAR RATED ONLINE EXPERIENCES WITH PAPERSHAKE ORIGAMI

5 STAR RATED ONLINE EXPERIENCES WITH PAPERSHAKE ORIGAMI

150+ Online Events hosted in all every time zones since 2020

150+ Online Events hosted in all every time zones since 2020

With the 2 camera set up, it was so easy to follow!

With the 2 camera set up, it was so easy to follow!

"My team at Google organised an hour of Origami with Michael and we thorughly enjoyed it! Definitely a recommendation !"

"My team at Google organised an hour of Origami with Michael and we thorughly enjoyed it! Definitely a recommendation !"

"My team at Google organised an hour of Origami with Michael and we thorughly enjoyed it! Definitely a recommendation !"

"My team at Google organised an hour of Origami with Michael and we thorughly enjoyed it! Definitely a recommendation !"

Found something here that intrigues you?

I'm always keen to discuss new projects, so whether it's an online event, a new physical campaign or even a charitable project, drop me a line and I'd love to talk more!

Found something here that intrigues you?

I'm always keen to discuss new projects, so whether it's an online event, a new physical campaign or even a charitable project, drop me a line and I'd love to talk more!

Found something here that intrigues you?

I'm always keen to discuss new projects, so whether it's an online event, a new physical campaign or even a charitable project, drop me a line and I'd love to talk more!

"Papershake work with creative agencies in the UK and worldwide, creating original origami for advertising, events and PR as well as hosting 5 star online origami workshops and experiences"


Michael Trew

Papershake Origami

INFO

Papershake Limited

Studio 12

West Werks

41-43 Portland Road

BN3 3RE

United Kingdom

07715 640 251

© 2024 All Right Reserved by Papershake

"Papershake work with creative agencies in the UK and worldwide, creating original origami for advertising, events and PR as well as hosting 5 star online origami workshops and experiences"


Michael Trew

Papershake Origami

Papershake Limited

Studio 12

West Werks

41-43 Portland Road

BN3 3RE

United Kingdom

07715 640 251

© 2024 All Right Reserved by Papershake

Papershake Limited

Studio 12

West Werks

41-43 Portland Road

BN3 3RE

United Kingdom

07715 640 251

© 2024 All Right Reserved by Papershake

"Papershake work with creative agencies in the UK and worldwide, creating original origami for advertising, events and PR as well as hosting 5-star online origami workshops and experiences"


INFO

Papershake Limited

Studio 12

West Werks

41-43 Portland Road

BN3 3RE

United Kingdom

07715 640 251

© 2024 All Right Reserved by Papershake