Jenny W. Chan is an origami teacher and designer in New York City. She is the founder of Origami Tree, a one-stop resource with hundreds of free projects for children, parents, and teachers seeking to learn the art of origami.
Jenny has been folding origami since she was a little girl and began designing fun, simple models for her “crafty friends” on YouTube in 2014. 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. Jenny is also the co-author of Creative Origami & Beyond (Walter Foster Publishing, Nov 2016).
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys designing and discovering new crafty mediums. Her latest fascination is creating stop motion animation and editing acting reels for kids. She is also a fan of classical crossover and vocal production. 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 12 million viewers and a rapidly growing fan base.
For more crafty fun, visit the Origami Tree YouTube channel at YouTube.com/OrigamiTree.
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