Hello! I’m Patricia Zapata and I’m passionate about what I do. I love the design process, coming up with new ideas and making them come to life. I could never do anything else.
I am a graphic designer and paper crafter constantly trying to find a balance between graphic elements and organic shapes. I work with paper three-dimensionally to indulge a childhood fascination with the simple medium. I create contemporary imagery that is applied to company logos and identities, illustrations, SVG files for paper projects and fabric.
If I have a cup (or two) of coffee by my side, things go even better.
My paper crafting work has been featured in several online publications such as Huffington Post, Craft, Apartment Therapy, Decor8, Poppytalk, Bloesem and Design Sponge among others.
I have published craft tutorials online at the Craft magazine and FedEx blogs and sites and I was a guest crafter on HGTV’s That’s Clever. My first book, Home, Paper, Scissors: Decorative Paper Accessories for the Home is a collection of more than 30 paper craft projects that use paper and recyclable materials. The book has been featured in Do It Yourself Magazine and in Martha Stewart radio. My love for paper crafting and artwork helped me win the 2013 Scotch Brand’s Most Gifted Wrapper contest in New York City. Which led to other opportunities such as presentations with national Saturday morning shows and local TV presentations.
I license patterns and prints for surface design purposes and three-dimensional designs suitable for wall art, home decor, crafting projects and giftware. If you are interested in working with me please feel free to email me. I always welcome new collaborative opportunities. I’d love to hear from you!