Origami Tree’s mission is to make crafty fun accessible worldwide – all year round. With over 15.3 million views, Origami Tree is a high traffic arts & crafts resource for kids and adults alike. Clients include Post-it® Brand, Good Housekeeping, Universal Pictures, and more!
Jenny W. Chan is an arts & crafts teacher and origami designer in New York City. She is the founder of Origami Tree, a one-stop resource with hundreds of free arts & crafts projects for children, parents, and teachers. She is also the “hands” behind Good Housekeeping napkin folding videos.
Jenny has been folding origami since she was a little girl and began designing fun, simple models for her “crafty friends” on YouTube in 2013. Her repertoire ranges from traditional origami stars to contemporary unicorns, cats, and cartoon characters. Her modular models sometimes require hundreds of sheets of paper!
Jenny has collaborated with Good Housekeeping, Disney on Broadway, Post-it® Brand, Universal Pictures, Paper Source, and more. She has even taught origami to First Lady McCray (NYC)! In 2015, she won first place in the Paper Crafts and Scrapbook Category in The Craftys, which celebrates the best in crafts and DIY, and judges on technical expertise, creative expression, and innovation. In 2016, she was chosen as a YouTube NextUp winner after being hand-picked to participate in the legendary program alongside some of the most promising creators on the platform. That year, she also co-authored Creative Origami & Beyond (Walter Foster Publishing). In 2017, she was invited as a guest on The Rachael Ray Show to showcase napkin folding techniques for the holiday season. In 2018, she was featured as a YouTube Elite on CBS New York in “Studio to Stardom,” a behind-the-scenes segment of YouTube Space New York which aired after the Grammy Awards. In February 2018, she was invited back on The Rachael Ray Show for their pre-Valentine’s Day segment.
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys designing and discovering new crafty mediums. Her latest fascination is voice over work. She is also a fan of classical crossover and singing. You’ll frequently find her supporting young vocalists, on and offline.
Today, Jenny is active in New York City, teaching origami in English and Chinese. She especially enjoys working with children and senior citizens. She offers origami and general crafting tutorials, demonstrations, and giveaways regularly on her YouTube channel, home to over 15.3 million viewers and a rapidly growing fan base. Jenny also collects donations throughout the year to distribute to local senior centers and mall events.
For more crafty fun, visit the Origami Tree YouTube channel at YouTube.com/OrigamiTree.
For donations, business inquires, collaborations, special requests, or bookings please send an e-mail to JennyOrigamiTree@gmail.com.
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