Paper Artist & Product Designer

gravatar2Hi! I’m Elaine Joy.

I’m a paper artist and product designer.

I want to enable people to cherish each moment and find reasons to reconnect through paper.  

My work is highly influenced by my relationships with people and nature.  I create with both my heart and mind.  I can design for happiness, transform the ordinary and materialize dreams.  All these capabilities are meaningless until someone enjoys the work I’ve done.  I enrich people’s experiences with everyday objects.

Interested in connecting? drop me a note at hi@elainejoyroach.com

My love affair with paper

I’ve been hoarding paper for at least 18 years now.  I’ve been collecting stationery since I was 5.  My paper journey includes paper making, printmaking, bookbinding and fiber arts.  As you can see me and paper have had a thing for a long time.  I’ve decided to fuse all my knowledge of paper and techniques into being a cut paper artist and stationery designer.  I also count hand-weaving, woodworking, and food creation among my passions.  My home and studio is in Markham, Canada.  Presently, caring for my family limits my studio time to late-night sessions and crack of dawn mornings.

Since my graduation from OCADU (Ontario College of Art and Design University), I am creating again at a much slower pace.  I’m also transforming my paper art into handmade custom gifts and stationery.