How did it happen?
Paper Steps is a project, and personal passion, of Artist & Animator Dave Mattock.
Hi! I have enjoyed running my own small animation company for over 10 years providing designs and creations for a variety of businesses. Now I'm looking to do something more personal, more fun and more dedicated to the passion I now have as a father to my two boys.
After 15 years away from my home county of Devon, and having spent some time living in London, it certainly feels right to return home and enjoy a lifestyle more suited to my growing family. Over the last few years, I have felt a strong desire to get more creative with my work and take it in new directions. I want to work in an environment free of creative boundaries, client briefs and company guidelines - it was from this that the idea of Paper Steps was created!
My fantastic wife and two children have inspired me to create new and exciting designs which I am making specifically for little ones (and possibly adults too!). I want my work to inspire and encourage creativity during playtime. Through Paper Steps, I plan to continually make exciting and colourful art that I could see other families, similar to my own, getting enjoyment out of. It feels great to work on art that I feel so passionate about and I hope that you will see this in my work.