**Since being featured as an #SBS winner, my business has gone from strength to strength and I have now invested in a laser cutting machine!
**My first ebook "Teach Yourself To Papercut" launched - selling over 1000 copies in it's first month! (14/03/2014)
**My first range of laser cut wedding stationery is launching this week (05/05/2014)
I'm Jonathan Chapman and I've created paper cut art and designs under the name Mr Yen for six years. I'm now creating laser cut wedding stationery and looking to meet other businesses in the wedding industry.
I'm based in Leeds in the UK and after graduating from Leeds College of Art in 2010 I have had the privilege to work with companies and clients such as Oprah magazine, House & Garden magazine, Computer Arts magazine and Unilever/LYNX.
I've got over six years of experience as a paper cut artist and designer and I have created a variety of designs and imagery for large companies and clients needs, such as promotional campaigns, editorial illustrations, magazine cover designs and magazine tutorials.
I've been featured on several websites such as Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, Decor8, Etsy, The SF Examiner, iVillage and Print and Pattern.
I've been featured and mentioned in a variety of publications such as Oprah magazine, Paper Runway magazine, The Yorkshire Post, Computer Arts magazine, idN, Digital Arts magazine.
I've been featured in a few books too! You can see select pieces of mine featured in "Material World" by Perri Lewis, "I Love Stationery" by Charlotte Rivers and "Illuminate" by Hannah Nunn.
Here's what other people are saying about me...
"Mr Yen is an extremely talented artist who understands the needs of a project and fulfils them in every way possible. His beautiful paper cuts transformed our entertaining story into something special. I would highly recommend him for future projects and hope to be reunited again for another endeavour. " Barbara Reyes, Art Director: Oprah Magazine.
Interaction, collaboration, hard work, innovation and determination are needed to for an interesting and happy business!