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Meet the Paperfold team

Shash Deshmukh

Shash Deshmukh

CEO & Founder


Shash studied Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. His background includes startup marketing, research, fundraising and product development. Shash is enthusiastic about new technology and programs in Ruby on Rails.

Kieran McGrady

Lead Developer


Kieran is a self-taught iOS developer with more than five years of experience. He has developed several apps independently and as part of teams. Three of his apps have previously reached the top of the App Store charts. Kieran writes Paperfold in Swift.

Hannah MIles

Creative Officer


Hannah is a professional papercraft artist. She develops marketing imagery and concepts for Paperfold, utilising her skills across Photoshop, photography and mixed media. Her work celebrates all things handmade.




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