Keith Finch – Paper Engineer

Creative Manager Keith Finch is a highly respected Paper Engineer.

Keith has over twenty years experience as a paper engineer.  He has worked on some of the best known title’s in children’s publishing.  Having brought to life some of our best loved Children’s titles, Keith also works on projects for Luxury Packaging, Promotional Materials and just about anything that requires a skilled Paper Engineer.  As a result, Keith has built a reputation as one of the industries leading authorities.

Paper Engine has been active since 2012 with Keith as the Creative Manager.  The team work hard to keep creativity high while always focusing on cost efficiency.  This is especially relevant in today’s publishing world where almost every brief stipulates a stunning and affordable design.

For a Paper Engineer the focus is always on producing beautifully creative work.  Paper Engine are at the forefront of creativity, and work hard to manage projects all the way through from design to delivery.

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Projects

Keith has been involved at the top end of Paper Engineering for some time, hence his involvement in many familiar projects.  Here are some examples of his work:

Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar 40th Anniversary Edition

Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 

Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Emma Thompson’s Fabulous Felicity Wishes Series

Jen Alborough’s Duck in The Truck series

Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things that Go

Mick Inkpen’s Kipper Series

Keith has also worked on Pop-Up Book projects for Architect’s Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Geary.  For a full list of projects, please feel free to get in touch.

  • In 2007 Keith Finch and his partners were approached by our US Publisher (Penguin) to create a pop-up edition of the classic children’s book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar‘, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this enormously popular title. They conceptualised a treatment of Eric Carle’s book, providing an initial presentation of their vision for approval. Keith then created paper engineering and oversaw the art-working / design for the book and provided dummies and mock ups to review. During the printing and assembly of the books, he and his partners shadowed the project throughout the complex manufacturing process. They also managed all the global co-edition requirements and attended press runs to sign off final copies. The ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-up Book’ has been a great success and reprints around the world to this day.”  

    Eric Carle Agent

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Some of Keith’s own published work is available to buy on Amazon

Paper Engine would like to thank Robert Sabuda for including Paper Engine as a recommended Pop Up Designer on his website.  Robert Sabuda is a New York Times Best-selling Children’s Book Creator and his work is critically acclaimed worldwide.