I started folding origami as a kid, but didn't design my first model until 1991, when I bought my first book: Robert Lang's wonderful "The complete book of origami". I have always liked complex models, but the most important thing is that the design makes "good use" of the paper, which I prefer to be square. In 1992 I visited Alfredo Giunta in Italy, and he showed me how beautiful origami can be. Among my favorite designers are: Robert Lang, John Montroll, Peter Engel, Jeremy Shafer, Fumiaki Kawahata, Issei Yoshino, Jun Maekawa, Toshiyuki Meguro, Kunihiko Kasahara, Ronald Koh, Herman van Goubergen, Dave Brill, Alfredo Giunta and Michael La Fosse. There are many other designers that I admire, and hopefully the list will continue to grow.