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About | Papercut / design for web, mobile and branding


Tricia Okin - ux designer for web and mobile appsTricia Okin, ux designer for web and mobile

papercut is Tricia Okin (me), a designer with 11 years experience designing for web, mobile print and pretty much everything floating in between. I work with developers, copywriters, and all-round makers of good things to realize amazing projects.

I’ve been working in Brooklyn since 2001 and founded papercut in 2004. papercut was resurrected in early 2009 after realizing I wanted to make good work with tangibility & purpose. I also realized I would rather not do it alone in a design vacuum. So, whenever a project is a right fit, I bring in other folks to help out but primarily enjoy working with existing teams to help them reach the finish line. 


  • critical thinking, writing, storytelling
  • visual design, user experience, user interfaces, eCommerce
  • wireframes, prototyping, user cases
  • front-end, WordPress, light Drupaling, jQuery hacking


M.F.A. Design + Technology
Parsons The New School for Design

B.F.A. Creative Photography
College of Fine Arts, University of Florida

Coursework in Printmaking
Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Thought Leadership

May 2012: Leading a panel called “Art of the Narrative” at TechMunch NY during 2012 Internet Week

Feb 2012: Taught Branding for Artisans course during Artisan Week at General Assembly, NYC

Fun Things and Interests

Languages: Spanish (Intermediate); Italian (Basic); Portuguese (Basic); French (Learning and Laughable)

Travel: USA, Mexico, England, France, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Sweden

Lived in: Nigeria, Mexico, Belgium (a lot)

Food, Design and Other: Eating and making sausage; attending conferences; teaching workshops on meat and / or design; whiskey; discovering wine and Belgian beer more.

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