Owen’s work often plays with light and shadow, combining hand-cut layers of paper with graphical forms and hand-rendered typography. His creations range from small-scale intricate paper illustrations that he shoots at his studio in East London, to large-scale sets and installations, for which he often collaborates with other creatives to help bring his ideas into being.
Owen's playful handcrafted creations have won him numerous awards, including accolades from the Type Directors Club, the Association of Illustrators, Graphis, The Society of News Design and the Art Directors Club of New York. Owen has also produced work for an array of international clients and has exhibited across the world, including Bangkok, London, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo.
Published in 2014, Owen’s first book Paper Cut celebrated the skilled creative practice of 25 leading papercraft artists from around the world through a range of in-depth interviews carried out by Owen over the course of a year.
In June 2017 Owen collaborated with celebrated scientist Robert Winston for the book My Amazing Body Machine, published by DK. The book voyaged into the human body, with Owen creating fifty anatomically accurate illustrations, working alongside a range of scientific consultants.
“Owen’s handcrafted creations are meticulous, communicative and uplifting.”— It's Nice That