Rick Beech's interest in origami was inspired by the 1970s British television show Origami. He has now turned his childhood hobby into a career, and since 1990 has been working as an origami expert. In that time Rick has taught hundreds of workshops and has worked in film and television. Through his company, Paper Magic, he provides origami entertainment to a huge client base by performing at dinner parties, award evenings and other corporate functions. His contributions toward a Yellow Pages commercial in 1997 ensured that the animation company involved won a Golden Rose of Montreux award.