Román Diaz: The best origami ideas are usually simple

Have you ever felt intimidated by the idea of designing an origami model? Do you stop yourself from even trying? In the interview clip shared below, Roman Diaz shares three great ideas when setting out to create origami figures that will encourage you to try your hand at design.

  • Be humble. Design for yourself, for your children, for your family. Those who do the best models right from the beginning are those who aren’t motivated by fame.
  • If you have a good idea, don’t be too anxious to share it. Instead, slow down. Refine your idea before sharing it.
  • Think simple, begin simply. Starting with a complicated idea, or trying to imitate design superstars will discourage you.
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Román Díaz (b.1968 Montevideo, Uruguay) is a doctor of veterinary medicine. He earned his degree at the University of the Republic, Uruguay.

From the beginning of his origami career, Roman has been connected with the origami community, generously sharing his mastery, inspiration, and love of this art.

Designing deceptively simple origami models, Román has authored six origami books and has collaborated on many other origami publications.

Over the years he has been honored as a special invited guest at origami conventions throughout the world including the United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Israel.

“The best origami anyone can design is one that will make a folder smile in complicity somewhere at the other end of the planet.” — Román Díaz

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Román Díaz’s work can be viewed on his Flickr page.

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