Aline Houdé-Diebolt creates fantastical worlds using only paper and scissors. Residing in Paris, since graduating from the École Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués Duperré in 2007, she works as a freelance paper designer and set designer in France and abroad.
A textile designer by training, Houdé-Diebolt’s unconditional love of shapes, materials, and colors, now translates into her paperart, with paper becoming her favorite playground to give free rein to her creativity.
Regularly collaborating with major luxury brands, she creates sets for showcases, events, photoshoots, and advertising shoots. She also designs content for social networks as well as tailor-made works for individuals and personal pieces. “I love my job because I do a lot of different things,” said Houdé-Diebolt in an interview with Strictly Paper. “I also love to explore new techniques, to overcome challenges, to go out of my comfort zone and update my skills.”
Working with vivid colors, her work relies on contrast and textures. “Paper is a really fascinating material,” she says. “There are 1000 ways to use it, I do not really have any advice to give, everyone has to use it in their own way. The most important thing is to have fun!”
And boy does she have fun! Take a look for yourself: