Nick Janssen

Nick Janssen

Nick’s first experience with origami began at the age of 6 with The Joy of Origami by Toshie Takahama, which was an impromptu gift from his father following a business trip. His appreciation for folding grew throughout childhood with John Montroll’s Prehistoric Origami followed by David Brill’s eye-opening Brilliant Origami.

Nick’s exploration continued throughout college, sourcing diagrams online during the early years of the Internet. It was a trip to Japan in 2005 and the discovery of Origami House in Tokyo as well as the then soon-to-be published Works of Satoshi Kimiya, Vol. I that introduced him to the endless possibilities that origami provides.

As for preferences, Nick’s interests focus on folding complex models that offer unique concepts and built-in surprises — the process is more important than the result. In this vein, he is currently interested in the works of Fumiaki Kawahata.