Artist profile: Yulia Brodskaya

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As a designer seeking inspiration, the Internet, for me at least, plays a critical role in seeking new ideas and current trends. I can remember the day I stumbled upon the website and fine quilling art of Yulia Brodskaya, it was like a whole new window had been opened to my career and the view was amazing. As corny as it might sound, I believe finding Yulia’s website changed my life… Not in a ‘single white female’ way… But I was inspired…

Yulia is a Russian born artist, illustrator, crafter and typographer who lives in the United Kingdom. Her long list of commercial clients is ever growing. Her website is an amazing collection of works ranging across her spectrum of skills.

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Paper Cutting, Science and Engineering Prospectus Cover

Paper Cutting, Science and Engineering Prospectus Cover

The entire model is made from cut paper with symbolism relevant to the science and engineering faculty. It is a combination of hand cut and machine cut paper, mounted on foam core. The model was designed digitally and the look … Continue reading

Paper Cutting, Law Prospectus Cover

Paper Cutting, Law Prospectus Cover

The entire model is made from cut paper with symbolism relevant to the law faculty. It is a combination of hand cut and machine cut paper, mounted on foam core. The model was designed digitally and the look was approved … Continue reading

Paper Cutting, Health Prospectus Cover

Paper Cutting, Health Prospectus Cover

The entire model is made from cut paper with symbolism relevant to the health faculty. It is a combination of hand cut and machine cut paper, mounted on foam core. The model was designed digitally and the look was approved … Continue reading

Paper cutting, Education Prospectus Cover

Paper cutting, Education Prospectus Cover

The entire model is made from cut paper with symbolism relevant to the education faculty. It is a combination of hand cut and machine cut paper, mounted on foam core. The model was designed digitally and the look was approved … Continue reading

Paper cutting, Creative Industries Prospectus Cover

Paper cutting, Creative Industries Prospectus Cover

The entire model is made from cut paper with symbolism relevant to the creative industries faculty. It is a combination of hand cut and machine cut paper, mounted on foam core. The model was designed digitally and the look was … Continue reading

Paper cutting, Business Prospectus Cover

Paper cutting, Business Prospectus Cover

This next post and the following 5 posts were designed, crafted and constructed as book covers for the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to use on their undergraduate prospectuses for 2014. The entire model is made from cut paper with … Continue reading

My paper cutting work on ‘Real Choices’ cover art

My paper cutting work on ‘Real Choices’ cover art

This was my first major work in paper cutting. It is crafted for use on a publication by a Queensland University (QUT). The entire model is made from cut paper. A combination of hand cut and machine cut paper. The … Continue reading

Why I love paper

where do I start? I love paper!

I am a print designer entering the age of digital and I feel so excited to be venturing into the stratosphere of technology and learning a plethora of new skills. However! I cannot help but feel that so much is lost by viewing our universe on an illuminated monitor – the texture, the smell, the taste, the tangibility that is denying our other senses.. That which makes it ‘real’. Ironically I end up writing a blog made up of many thousands of bytes, and many millions of pixels brought to you by the power on wireless signal transmitting in the ether… Confusing much?

In this blog I hope to explore the richness and luxury that is paper, how it is used, how it is made and also investigate my own fascination with the material and how it can be manipulated to achieve various results.