Designing with Paper

Vera Drmanovski

Designing with Paper

Vera Drmanovski


Recorded video



3 hours


About Speaker

Vera Drmanovski

Paper Lettering Artist

The winner of the IWD 2020 Typography Competition, Vera Drmanovski is a Toronto based experimental lettering artist and graphic designer who uses paper medium to create vibrant and memorable designs with a natural perception of depth. A big believer in self-education and self-betterment through self-initiated projects, Vera is also a proud creator of two large passion projects ArtWord of the Week, and Totally Nuts Paper Cuts.

Her work is known for its intricate look, distinguished by extensive details, layers and vibrant colours. Vera masterly combines traditional graphic design with paper art, illustration and stop motion animation to create unique and eye-catching visuals. 

About Recorded Online Workshop

In this workshop you will learn the basics of paper cutting, choosing the right paper, go over tools for paper cutting and the process of layering the cut pieces to create a 3D design. You will be working on crafting a single letter, cutting it’s basic shape and then cutting and adding decorative elements to make the design more impressive. Vera will also share some tricks with you on how to create fun gifs using the principles of stop motion animation.

Key Takeaways

  • Get a feel for the paper art and learn some basic techniques
  • Learn how to compose 2D layers into 3D layouts
  • Learn basics of photographing paper art 
  • Implement paper art into graphic design projects
  • Make animated paper gifs by using principles of stop motion animation

How to Watch

Once you purchase your recording, you will receive an email to gain access to the recordings

What is provided

  • Recorded live talk session
  • Digital Documents and resources

What to prepare

  1. Self-healing Cutting Mat
  2. X-Acto Knife
  3. Minimum of 10 blades (#11 blades are recommended)
  4. Scissors
  5. Adhesive Tape
  6. 15 Paper Sheets (Preferably with following Spec | Size: 8.5x11, Weight: 65lb/176gms cardstock; the paper should be easy to cut and hold a structure)
  7. Smartphone or tablet and tripod to take top view shots preferably
  8. An stop motion app for phone or tablet (e.i. Stop Motion Studio free version)
  9. Optional: Variety of Coloured Paper

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