Origami Tree’s mission is to make crafty fun accessible worldwide – all year round. With over 14.8 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! Her first original model was a simple origami top hat in March 2014.
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, November 2016). In 2017, she was invited as a guest on The Rachael Ray Show to showcase napkin folding techniques.
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys designing and discovering new crafty mediums. Her latest fascination is editing acting reels for kids and voiceover 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 14.8 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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