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 forge a career from origami. This ambition was initially met with scorn, but his persistence and three lucky strikes enabled him to turn his failure into success, in Design Education, writing and commercial commissions. Over 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.