Hi! 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 email@example.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.