Paul began his international career in origami and paper folding at the age of six, discovering he could create boats and animals out of toilet paper. Since then he has written over forty books and exhibited at major museums, proving to everyone (including his arts professor) that origami can be a highly respected art form.
Paul Jackson was the first person outside Japan to make a career from origami. His ambition was initially met with scorn, but his persistence and three lucky strikes in quick succession meant that he quickly turned his failure into sustained success, in the fields of Design Education, writing and commercial commissions. In his thirty-five-year career, he has seen origami grow from a pastime to one of the most dynamic growth areas of manufacturing, engineering and science. He will tell the story of how his unlikely career unfolded.