Ep.43: Wolfram Kampffmeyer (Paperwolf) about succeeding on Etsy and Dawanda

By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Nov 02, 2017 •  Interviews

Wolfram Kampffmeyer is the designer and creative mind behind Paperwolf.  He studied Computer Animation at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. His passion is creating new paper sculptures with lively expressions.

Since I love to create virtual 3D models, it’s even better to build them afterward in real life – out of paper. Thats how my first paper model, the little big piggy, was created.

Since 2010 he creates new animals under his label Paperwolf. No matter if deer, lion, monkey or meerkat – there is nothing he can’t design from paper. His paper zoo grew from year to year from a little idea up to a second profession.

In November 2014 Wolfram’s work was featured on BoredPanda.com and ThisIsColossal.com and demand of his products increased so much that he wasn’t able to produce all paper craft kits in time anymore.

I even had to close my shops for weeks to catch up with the orders.

Wolfram Kampffmeyer’s zoo is loved worldwide and every year new animals join it – always when a new idea squeezes its way out of his head, urging itself to the surface of reality. The result is animals which are room decoration, gifts, art and great relaxing projects for your leisure time!

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Key Takeaways

“Trust yourself, trust your gut and intuition. Your work will be of much higher quality if you follow your intuition rather than if you listen to the others.”

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Special thanks to Wolfram for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Wolfram Kampffmeyer, used with permission

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Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am an artist, illustrator, founder of Art Side of Life®, and Top Teacher on Skillshare. Since 2009 I've worked as an illustrator, character designer, art director, and branding specialist focusing on storytelling, concepts, and animation. I believe that we are all creative in infinite numbers of ways, so I've made it my mission to teach you everything I know and help wake up your creative genius. Learn more about me.

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