Yulia Brodskaya 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: her modern take on the paper craft practice has helped her build an impressive list of clients in just a few short years (close to 200 projects and commissions over the 7 years).


She is frequently invited to speak at design conferences and design schools around the world: the talks include renowned Friendsof St Bride Library Conference, Guardian's The art of Illustration masterclasses. In 2015 she has been invited to be a member of D&AD New Blood jury.
The original paper artworks are owned by Oprah Winfrey, Ferrero, Hermés, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Hermes, Paramount Pictures, Country Music Association, Wimbledon, Mr Issey Miyake and numerous private collectors.


Yulia Brodskaya is an author of a book Painting with Paper: Paper on the edge. 


Selected Clients: Neiman Marcus, Hermes, Starbucks, Cadbury, Target, Cafe Rouge, Westfield, Godiva, Bentley, Country Music Association, Hennessy, RobbReport, The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, New York Observer, Issey Miyake, Wimbledon, Clarks, Ford, London Kings College, USPS, Paramount Pictures. 



Selected Books:


  • 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)

  • Paradise of Paper Art 2

  • Beyond Graphics (CYPI)

  • Paper art now! (Monsa)

  • PaperCut (Rockport)

  • Viction:ary