about me

and why I started this business

There’s more than one way to turn paper into art.

Origami – from the Japanese “ori” (to fold) and “kami” (paper). Just like origami, graphic design brings a simple piece of paper to life.

And graphic design is powerful. Whether your customers feel understood, intrigued, and supported by your branding design and website can mean the difference between them pulling out their credit card or leaving it in their wallet. Understanding this, I pivoted from art into design, loving the way it makes beautiful things functional – and vice versa.

I started Origami Graphics when I was a student at the University of Canberra, super over bartending and wondering whether I could make a living doing what I crave most. I’m now in year 5 of business ownership and running this business full time. So yeah, that went well.

And what about tertiary qualifications? Yeah, boi! I’ve got a Major in Digital Design and Production, a Major in Japanese Language and a full-on Bachelor in Psychology.

Taylor Eggleton Graphic Designer

Hi, who am I speaking to?

Taylor Eggleton (Tay Tay)

  • BA (Digital Design & Production, Japanese Language)
  • BScPsych
  • Professional Graphic Designer

Hey, it’s me, Taylor. I’m the Straight-A academic who decided to do art instead. Now I’m a graphic designer 🌈

I was born and raised in Canberra, moved to Sydney to go to art school, absolutely hated it and came home to study a combined degree at UC and ANU. I work here now, in a trendy little workspace with three different kinds of water coming out the taps. I’ve spent a lot of time surrounded by boss women and I like to think I am one too.

Along the way, I went and got a degree in psychology. I love analysing the mind and wondering how people tick. And I love seeing how colour and shape can completely change a mood.

I’ve had to get here by flipping the bird to the right way to do things, and I want to help you carve your own way too. 

Want to chat? Get in touch and let’s talk about working together.

Things I Love

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Food
  • Being a nomad
  • Gaming (currently Stardew Valley – again)
  • Wine (currently Grenache)
  • Baking sourdough
  • Everything Dan Levy and Phoebe Waller-Bridge do
  • Animals (currently green tree frogs)
  • Candles (currently Glasshouse’s Under the Mistletoe)
  • That really golden late afternoon sun
  • Walks and bike rides
  • Fluffy blankets
  • Growing veggies and bearded irises
  • Hot caffeinated drinks (both kinds)
  • and

  • Taylor Swift (rep TV let’s go)