Fantastic Folded Designs

HOW’s May issue includes a gallery of design projects where a creative use of paper and interesting folding techniques made all the difference. As clients have tighter budgets and designers become more conscious of creating printed pieces with purpose, folding and other production tricks (letterpress printing, personalization, just the right paper stock) help keep these projects in consumers’ hands and out of the trash.

We worked with Trish Witkowski, chief folding fanatic at, to dissect these projects and offer tips on making the folds work. Trish created video demos of each of the 10 projects featured in the magazine to show how the projects unfold, unwrap and unveil. Here’s a peek at some of the work:

Project: DVice2   Creative Team: Gouthier Design (now With Creative), Danny Clinch photography, Digital Color Concepts
Fold: Extended accordion fold

Project: Kimball Office Furniture Villa Lounge promotion     Creative Team: Miller Brooks, Lake County Press
Fold: Traveling snake fold

Project: Naughty But Nice     Creative Team: Kevin Steele
Fold: Concertina fold

Check out the May issue of HOW magazine, and watch Trish’s FoldFactory video demos. And for more folding goodness, catch Trish’s three-hour workshop at HOW Design Live: Escape the Tri-Fold Funk. Plus, get more high impact folding tips from Trish on Design TV, in her original series: That’s Fold-tastic.

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