About I make beautiful, strange, and unexpected things out of paper

I am a graphic designer and writer working in New York City. Since opening my studio in 1998 I have specialized in making custom paper props and artifacts for a wide range of corporate and private clients.

My work as been featured in a national advertising campaigns, exhibited at The New York Botanical Garden, displayed at Tiffany & Company’s flagship 5th Avenue store in New York City, and published in the pages of such magazines as Elle Decor, Bride’s, Reception, and Good Housekeeping as well as in select corporate publications such as The Johannesburg Stock Exchange Magazine. In 2008 and 2009 I was a contributor to Craftstylish.com where I wrote a weekly column and tutorial about paper crafts. I have also created projects for Instructables.com and a video tutorial for the Esty.com blog.

I am the author of numerous craft books including How To Silhouette Your Pet, Spooky Halloween Silhouettes, and, most recently, Paper Blooms. A selection of paper projects were selected by Gene McHugh, Kress Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art,

and will appear in the forthcoming publication from Lark Books entitled, “500 Paper Objects”, due out in late 2013.

As a writer I am a frequent contributor to the storytelling organization known as The Moth. In New York City I have performed stories at The Player’s Club, The American Institute of Architects, The Nuyourican Poet’s Cafe, The Bitter End, and The Celeste Bartos Forum at the New York Public Library. I have twice been a featured performer on the National Storytelling Tour (sponsored by USA Networks) where I have entertained audiences at The Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT, the Stages Theater in Atlanta, GA, Generations Hall in New Orleans, LA, and at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. My stories can also be heard on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and are available for download at iTunes and Audible.com.

In 2005 I was a contestant on the NBC television show, “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart”. I did not win.

Jeff Rudell

Paper Stylist