Free PaperSpecs Webinar – Pop-Ups: Adding Interactivity & Surprise to Your Designs

Pop-Ups: Adding Interactivity & Surprise to Your Designs
Thursday, July 21, 2022
10 AM PT / 1 PM ET
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NEWS: PaperSpecs Presents Free Webinar: Pop-Ups: Adding Interactivity & Surprise to Your Designs

Palo Alto, Calif. – July 5, 2022Something magical happens when you take the traditionally 1-dimensional art of print design and usher it into the 3-dimensional world through the creation of pop-up books, cards and other creations especially when you introduce elements of interactivity into the mix, too.  

On July 21, 2022, during the next free PaperSpecs webinar, Simon Arizpe, one of the most exciting paper engineers working today, will take us behind the scenes of some of his most popular pop-up creations, including the recently released “From Forest to Forest” pop-up book published by Sappi. Designers will discover insightful tips for including pop-ups in their own work, as well as an inspiring peek behind the scenes at Simon’s fascinating creative process. 

“I’m sure I’m not the only designer who looks at beautiful pop-up creations and thinks ‘I’d love to do something like this but there’s no way I ever could.’ But as Simon will show us, any designer can learn the fundamentals of this art form,” explains Sabine Lenz, founder of PaperSpecs. “All you need is a basic understanding of the principles, and some pointers from a master of the craft like Simon Arizpe.” 

Pop-Ups: Adding Interactivity & Surprise to Your Designs
Thursday, July 21, 2022
10 AM PT / 1 PM ET
Registration Link:

In this free, inspiring PaperSpecs webinar, attendees will learn secrets for crafting perfect pop-ups that will amaze, from one of the most talented pop-up designers around. They will discover: 

  • Helpful tips for creating inspiring pop-ups to include in their own work
  • The basics of paper engineering
  • Strategies for avoiding common pop-up mistakes
  • Behind the scenes details about the making of the Sappi “From Forest to Forest” book

and more.

Free Gift: 100 lucky live attendees of the webinar will receive a copy of the hugely inspiring “From Forest to Forest” pop-up book engineered by Simon Arizpe and published by Sappi!  

PaperSpecs webinars include inspiring real-world examples, highly useful and easily implemented tips, and cutting-edge perspectives from industry thought leaders. “Pop-Ups: Adding Interactivity & Surprise to Your Designs is free for attendees thanks to the generous support of Sappi North America and PaperSpecs. Space is limited, though, so attendees should be sure to reserve their seat today for this special event at

About Simon Arizpe

Simon is an award-winning pop-up book designer and illustrator based in Brooklyn. His work received the Movable Book Society’s Meggendorfer Prize for best pop-up book of 2018-2019, as well as the Award of Excellence from the Society of Illustrators. A graduate of The Pratt Institute, Simon has been working in the field of paper engineering for more than 16 years, opening his own pop-up book studio in 2014. Simon also teaches paper engineering at The Pratt Institute in NYC. Learn more about him at

About Sappi North America

Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston, is a market leader in converting wood fiber into superior products that customers demand worldwide. The success of their four diversified businesses – high quality Coated Printing Papers, Specialised Cellulose, Release Papers and Specialty Packaging – is driven by strong customer relationships, best-in-class people and advantaged assets, products and services. Their high-quality Coated Printing Papers, including McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are the key platform for premium magazines, catalogs, books and high-end print advertising. They are a leading manufacturer of Specialised Cellulose used in a wide range of products, including textile fibers and household goods, and one of the world’s leading suppliers of Release Papers with their Ultracast, PolyEX, Classics and Neoterix lines for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries. Their Specialty Packaging products, such as LusterPrint and LusterCote, represent an important asset in the food packaging and labeling industries. Customers rely on Sappi for high technical, operational and market expertise; products and services delivered with consistently high quality and reliability; and state-of-the-art and cost-competitive assets and innovative spirit.

Sappi North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 12,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 150 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at

About PaperSpecs

PaperSpecs’ mission is to provide graphic designers with the swatchbooks, resources, and tools they need to create innovative printed pieces that wow their clients. For more than 15 years they have been providing creatives with the latest trends, inspiring videos, free webinars, and virtual/hands-on PaperSpecs Live mini design conferences. Find them at



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