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 6 of business ownership – so that went well, I guess.

And what about tertiary qualifications? Yep – I’ve got two! I studied an Arts degree majoring in design and Japanese language, and a Science degree majoring in psychology. I’ve also done continuing professional development including web and SEO short courses with the University of Sydney.

Taylor Eggleton Graphic Designer

Hi, who am I speaking to?

Taylor Eggleton (Tay Tay)

  • BA (Digital Design & Production, Japanese Language)
  • BScPsych
  • Trained across 4 different universities: UNSW, UC, ANU, and USyd
  • Professional graphic designer, illustrator, publication designer, and web designer (in that order)
  • Ken Behren
  • Slight digital nomad energy

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

I was born and raised in Canberra, moved to Sydney to go to art school, absolutely hated it (as many Canberrans do) and came home to pivot into psychology. After I learnt how to blend art with function and marketing, design turned out to be my true love after all – and I now work in a trendy little workspace with three different kinds of water coming out the taps.

My work’s informed by my other life passions: my love for Japanese language and storytelling, my passion for cooking and dining, my psychology education and experience with mental health, and my life-long love of writing, persuasion, and critical analysis. 

  • I love working for clients in psychological, life coaching, or legal care, hypothesising about how people tick whilst using design to help them feel more at ease.
  • I love working for restaurants and wineries, and think it’s so noble for them to open a business based on the principle of helping people enjoy themselves.
  • I love to design book covers, video game art, and illustrations that tell stories – all the while helping to make the creator’s dream come true too!

(Needless to say, if you’re in any of these industries, get in touch – you’re my favourite type of client).

These days, you’ll often find that I’m working remotely while overseas. In the past 2 years, I’ve been based in Canberra, Dublin, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur,  Melbourne, Bali, and Canberra again. While Canberra is my home and at least 50% of my clients are locals, I love to travel while working, and seeing the world invigorates my design and constantly challenges my approaches. And with any luck, Dublin will be my home again in 2025. What can I say… my Irish ancestors are calling me home. ☘️

To summarise: I got 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 (just waiting for rep TV. 1 2 3 LET’S GO)