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

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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