“Focus on the things that you are doing when you’re supposed to be doing something else.”
In part one of this exclusive video interview, artist Ross Symons elaborated on the art of origami. Now in part two he gets down to business.
The trickiest part of setting up a business is finding what you really love, says Symons. Symons quit his job as a web developer in an advertising agency in the middle of 2014, when he discovered a passionate fascination with origami. His Instagram account, White On Rice, had been gaining some attention, and out of nowhere he got a call from Christian Dior in Paris.
Symons created a stop motion for Dior, and since then he has worked on installations, social media campaigns, and gifts for brands like Adidas, Red Bull, Old Khaki and Polo.
“I definitely do enjoy working with my hands much more than I expected to," says Symons. “Now that I am making stuff I feel very fulfilled in my job. Creating something that you can give to someone, or hang up or pass around and show people, is a lot more satisfying than sending them a link to a website."
Watch part one of The art of origami with Ross Symons.