Armed with scissors and a cutter, the designer Camille Ortoli gives life to sheets of paper to make 2D and 3D sculptures used as decorations for advertisements or showcases. Her latest project is ‘Haussmann’, creating the famous Parisian buildings entirely out of paper.
Born in 1987 in Barcelona and a graduate in visual communication from the Paris School of Graphic Arts (EPSAA), Camille Ortoli is a paper designer. Although she has always loved drawing and making paper objects (she won a Disney Channel contest at the age of 12 thanks to a paper mache structure), she really decided to embark on this manual and artistic career after having assisted her sister on a video clip made of paper for the musician Yuksek.
“What I particularly like about paper is its fragility. It needs to be properly manipulated and once you understand how to work with it, it paradoxically is transformed into a more solid and rigid material.”
Fascinated by the paperwork, which required many years of practice to master, she works in many areas, such as animation, advertising, photography, press, window display, fashion design, invitation cards and more. Her paper designs are parts of many brands’ campaigns. Among those names she’s been worked for are Guerlain, Lancôme, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chaumet, L’Oréal Luxe, Philips, Air France, Martell Cognac, Anna Hu and more.