By Beca Russell Designs

Yulia Brodskaya

Yulia Brodskaya

Yulia Brodskaya, was 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 artwork.

“My style is constancy evolving…right now I’m interested in making even more 3D paper art using the some technique, so I keep on experimenting.”

“The curious thing is that I have been studying for years to be one thing and then something just clicked that when what I always perceived as a side hobby can actually become my main.”

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 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 earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations and was named the ‘break-though star’ of the 2009 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 Hermes to Starbucks to Godiva, Target, Sephora, The New York Times Magazine and many others (more than 100 projects over 5 years). Yulia 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 master class.


I love Yulia’s work, I like its new take on quilling and mixing it with paper illustration. this gives here a unique look, just like the unique look I have with my quilling.

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