Dana Hinders

Dana Hinders is a freelance writer and designer who specializes in creating and writing about origami and related paper crafts.


  • Freelance writer published in Kids Craft 1-2-3 with over three years of experience
  • Has designed original origami cards, envelopes, gift boxes, and decorations


Dana Hinders is a former writer for The Spruce, who authored 77 articles on origami and related topics over the course of nearly three years. Dana first became interested in origami as a way to create low-cost embellishments for her scrapbook layouts. This led to creating origami greeting cards, envelopes, gift boxes, and holiday decorations as well as freelance writing opportunities with Kids Craft 1-2-3 and Love to Know. 


Dana earned her bachelor's degree from The University of Iowa.

Education: The University of Iowa
Location: Clarksville, Iowa

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