Truly Inspiring: Calambeño Girl’s Award-winning Popfolio Journey

“Sipag at tiyaga” – Those are two words which we can add to a 22-year-old paper engineer from Calamba City, Laguna who recently received an Honorable Mention for the 2018 Emerging Paper Engineer Prize by The Movable Book Society.

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Creativity alone wouldn’t suffice to describe Amy Nayve who graduated from the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde with a BS Industrial Design degree and who earlier in September made us proud with her “Popfolio” after it gained recognition in a competition organized by The Movable Book Society given to undergraduate or graduate students worldwide whose projects must include pop-up or movable structures created during a course of college study.

The freelance designer learned about the competition for pop-up book designers and enthusiasts only on Facebook and it fanned her enthusiasm all the more regarding paper crafts.

Check her work on Instagram.

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Interestingly, Nayve’s “Popfolio” is her college portfolio of all her Industrial Design works. She found the  pop-up way to be more effective in presenting her portfolio to clients as the 3D interactive medium could show better to her clients just how her designs look and work in real life.

Also worth noting is that the materials for her Popfolio were mostly from her used items and that it took her more than three months to finish it as everything was done manually.

She’s thankful for the right timing that “one of the award categories was open to undergraduate and graduate students [worldwide]. I decided to enter two of my works in that category and Popfolio got the Honorable Mention”.

A feature of her journey was aired early this month on GMA’s State of the Nation With Jessica Soho:

Click the image to watch the video shared by SONA on Facebook

On the last week of October, she will also be featured on iBilib –  a Philippine television informative show broadcast by the GMA Network – hosted by Chris Tiu and Moymoy Palaboy via the show’s Halloween episode.

Meanwhile, here’s a look at the contents of her pop-up book:

The Movable Book Society was organized in 1993 to provide a forum for collectors, artists, and producers to share information about pop-up books.