Through events and online programs, Cut&Paste works to increase relationships between emerging designers, creative companies and media. The mission is to help designers be better understood for better opportunity. Born in New York City in November 2005, Cut&Paste’s signature event is the Digital Design Tournament, a live, competitive showcase held throughout the world each year.
Cut&Paste additionally powers design-driven contests and events with industry partners worldwide, such as #LondonsHero, where jelly London’s directors Blackmeal and 5 other top animation studios collaborated to animate the life-journey of London’s Hero with an awesome umbrella!
John Fiorelli is the CEO and founder of Cut&Paste, with a background in marketing and production we wanted to know how Cut&Paste was born and why animation matters…
Can you describe yourself in 5 words?
Fascinated with people and process
Where was the concept for Cut&Paste born from?
It started as a party. And at good parties, there are friends, perhaps new friends, a little booze, and all the better if there’s a reason to celebrate something. In our case, we held our first live design competition to bring people together to celebrate design, designers, and creative process.