Nick has been folding paper since the early 80's and has been a member of the British Origami Society for over 30 years. He has served on their council for over 25 years. He is editor of their bimonthly magazine and maintains their web site. In 2004 he was awarded the “Sidney French medal” – the highest award the society can offer, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to origami. In 2010 he was made an honorary member of the Society.
Nick has been a professional origami teacher for over 30 years, travelling to schools, libraries, youth clubs, hospitals and art galleries, teaching origami and paper artwork. He runs sessions with people of all ages and physical abilities. Tutees have included both visually and hearing impaired. He has worked at Watercliffe Meadow school for that past 2 years. He has a CRB check and a clean driving license.
He has appeared on television in England and Germany, and has fulfilled numerous commissions for magazine, television and internet advertising campaigns. Over 300 of his original origami creations have been published in 13 countries around the world, including a Japanese newspaper. He has submitted work to many prestigious exhibitions around the world. In 1994 he won three of the five categories for the International Alice in Wonderland Origami competition. His origami website is www.origami.me.uk where you can find out everything you need to know and enjoy his highly popular ori-blog. He is active on Facebook under “Nick Robinson Origami”.
Nick has taught and lectured on origami all round the world, including America, Ireland, France, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, the United Arab Emirates and Japan.
He has written and illustrated nearly 70 origami books (making him by some margin the most published origami author in England), with total world-wide sales into the millions. Nick is in his (very) late 50s and lives in Sheffield, England with wife Alison, grown-up children Daisy and Nick plus cats Rhubarb & Pickle. A former professional musician he still performs solo ambient guitar concerts (www.looping.me.uk).