Yulia Brodskaya, born in 1983, is a highly regarded paper artist and illustrator. She uses two simple materials-paper and glue, and a simple technique that involves the placement of carefully cut and bent strips of paper -to make lush, vibrant, three-dimensional paper artworks.

Yulia Brodskaya started working as a graphic designer and illustrator in 2006, however quickly abandoned the computer programs in favour of paper art: "Paper always held a special fascination for me. I've tried many deferent methods and techniques of working with it, until I found the way that has turned out to be 'the one' for me: now I draw with paper instead of on it".

Soon after discovering her passion and unique style, Brodskaya has swiftly earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations and was named the 'breakthrough star' of the 2009 by Creative review magazine. Her modern take on the paper craft practice has helped her build an impressive list of clients in just a few short years, from Hermés to Starbucks to Godiva, Target, Sephora, The New York Times Magazine and many others (more than 100 projects over the 5 years).

She is frequently invited to speak at design conferences and design schools around the world: the talks include renowned Friends of St Bride Library Conference, Guardian's The art of Illustration masterclass.

The original artworks are owned by Oprah Winfrey, Ferrero, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Country Music Association and numerous private collectors.

Clients
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Hermes
  • O.B.
  • Nokia
  • Starbucks
  • Firmenich
  • Lubin perfume
  • Didi
  • DDB Canada
  • Imaginary Foundation
  • Blachere illumination
  • Cadbury
  • Orange
  • Havas media group
  • Myer
  • Buchanan Galleries
  • ITUC
  • Antalis
  • Target
  • Faber and Faber
  • Terreus
  • Ferrero
  • Stern Grove Festival
  • RATP
  • Penguin Press
  • Cafe Rouge
  • Spar Nord Bank
  • COIN
  • Kappahl
  • Solen
  • Westfield
  • Kokuyo
  • Stora Enso
  • Anthropologie
  • Mrs.Paul's
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
  • Hitachi Chemical
  • Conad
  • Fetzer Wine
  • Godiva
  • Bentley
  • Furtif
  • Country Music Association
  • Gibco
  • Hennessy
  • LCX
  • Marionnaud
  • Daning International Commercial Plaza (Shanghai)
  • RobbReport
  • New Republic magazine
  • Sunset magazine
  • InStyle magazine
  • Sunday Times Travel
  • Libelle
  • Blender magazine
  • The Guardian
  • The New York Times Magazine
  • New Scientist
  • WIRED (UK)
  • Form magazine
  • Telegraph
  • Nico
  • Lonely Planet
  • AARP magazine
  • Martha Stewart
  • Boston Globe
  • Redbook
  • Computer Arts projects
  • Design Week
  • O,The Oprah magazine
  • Time Out (London)
  • New York Observer
  • Washington Post (Weekend)
  • FahThai
  • ShopSmart magazine
  • Wohnen & Garten
  • HOW magazine
Interviews and features:
 
Books featuring my work
  • Illusive Contemporary Illustration part 3 (Gestalten)
  • Papercraft Design and Art with paper (Gestalten)
  • Illustration * Play 2 (Viction:ary)
  • Paper: Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut (Black Dog publishing)
  • D&AD Annual 2009
  • Images 34 Best of British Illustration 2010 (AOI)
  • Playful type 2 Ephemeral Lettering & Illustrative Fonts (Gestalten)
  • 3D Typography (mbp)
  • Paper Cutting (Chronicle books)
  • Papercraft 2 Design and Art with paper (Gestalten)
  • Book of Creation Digital Artist Hors-Serie (Oracom)