Category Archives: Article

Interview in The Fold

I was recently interviewed by Ilan Garibi, and my interview was just published in The Fold:

Origami Designer’s Secrets: Rebecca Lynn Gieseking

Ilan has been writing this series for several years, and it’s an honor to be included alongside so many other great designers. Among other things, I talk about my design and folding process and my sources of inspiration, especially the interplay between art and science in my work. Also included is a crease pattern for my 2012 ornament:

Ornament

Ornament

Book Feature: Un Nouvel Art du Pli

Art du Pli cover

I’m featured in a new book, Un Nouvel Art du Pli, by Jean-Charles Trebbi, Chloe Genevaux, and Guillaume Bounoure (written in French). It’s an honor to be featured alongside other origamists including Eric Joisel, Robert Lang, Paul Jackson, and Eric Gjerde, among many others. The book includes not just origami as art, but also applications of folding techniques to fields as diverse as fashion, architecture, furniture, and more. So far I think the book is only available in France, but I’m hoping this one will be translated and sold internationally like the original Art du Pli was.

Origami greeting cards

Cards: full set

Cards: full set

A month or two ago, I ordered greeting cards with photos of my origami from Moo, and I’m finally getting around to posting the photos. Designing the cards was very easy, and I’m happy with the quality. I picked out a few of my favorite models that were correctly proportioned to fit on the card. Of course, my name and website are on the back to make it easy for people to find me.

Cards: front and back

Cards: front and back

For now, I just bought a small set of cards (25 cards) to see how the process works and so I can use them. Depending on exactly what my upcoming origami plans are, I might buy more soon to sell. Now I just need more reasons to mail cards!

Cards: vertical designs

Cards: vertical designs

New article in The Fold

My article “Designing and Folding Curved-Crease Pleated Forms” was recently published in The Fold, OrigamiUSA’s online publication.

You have to be a member of OrigamiUSA to access the article. If you’re not a member and want to know what the article is about, most of the content overlaps with my three recent tutorials on the concepts, math, and folding techniques behind pleated origami forms.