Personal details

  • Name: Jens-Helge Thülen-Dahmen, né Dahmen
  • Nationality: German
  • Year of birth: 1960

Formal qualifications

  • Studiengemeinschaft Darmstadt (SGD) certified Art Designer in 1996
  • Graduated from Humboldt University of Berlin in 1985 with first class honours in Applied Computer Science

Relevant experience in origami

  • September-december 2017/2018: Venetian masks in origami style for the "Konzerthaus" orchestra Berlin, concert "Il piccolo spettacolo"
  • May 2-4, 2014: Special guest at the 26th Origami Convention of Origami Deutschland, Germany, Berlin.
  • October 16-26, 2011: Special guest at the fall school break program "Autumn Leaves - Holiday Folder" in the Toy Museum Soltau, Northern Germany.
  • October 16, 2010: Special guest at the 2th MDOT of Origami Deutschland, Germany, Blankenhain.
  • March 12-14, 2010: Special guest at the 27th Origami Convention of the Origami Society Netherlands, Elspeet, conference center "Mennorode".
  • September 2007: Professional editor for the origami book "Faszinierende Origami-Schachteln" by Tomoko Fuse (published by Droemer-Knaur, Germany,  ISBN 978-3-426-64523-9.
  • Since 2007 author of several origami books.
  • 2006-2011 volunteering for the magazine "der falter", member of the editorial staff (editor: "Origami Deutschland e.V.").
  • Since 2004 many contributions in convention books of various origami societies
  • Since 2004 member of  the German origami society “Origami Deutschland e.V.”
  • In 2003 first own origami creations at medium and high level of difficulty.
  • Third contact with origami in 2002 caused by my daughter Paula and my son Leonardo who wanted to fold airplanes from the book “The Great International Paper Airplane Book” by Jerry Mander, George Dipple and Howard Gossage.
  • Second contact with origami in 1990 caused by Eric Kenneway's “Complete Origami”.
  • First contact with origami in 1983 caused by the book “Origami, Japanische Faltkunst“ by Edith Wolf (book with a wide range of traditional Japanese models).

Origami monographs

  • Jens-Helge Dahmen: An Origami Army of the Past.
    Dec. 2012
  • Йенс-Хельге Дамен: Волшебные цветы-оригами. (Jens-Helge Dahmen: Blossoms Magic with Origami.)
    Клуб семейного досуга,
    2012 г., ISBN 978-5-9910-1683-4
  • Jens-Helge Dahmen: Origami - kwiaty z papieru. (Blossoms Magic with Origami.)
    Warszawa: Wydawnictwo RM,
    marzec 2011, ISBN 978-8372439086
    stycznia 2015, ISBN 978-8377734124
    stycznia 2017, ISBN-13 978-8377737644
  • Jens-Helge Dahmen: Blütenzauber mit Origami. (Blossoms Magic with Origami.)
    Munich: Droemer-Knaur Verlag,
    Feb. 2008, ISBN 978-3426647318
  • Jens-Helge Dahmen:
    Origami aus Neptuns Reich. (Origami from Neptun's Realm.)

    Munich: Droemer-Knaur Verlag,
    Feb. 2007, ISBN 978-3426643822

Contributions in origami books

  • Diagrams for a Nautilus.
    In: Der Tintenfisch - Witzige Meeresbewohner aus Papier falten.
    Bianca Langnickel. Frech Verlag,
    April 2010, ISBN 978-3772457272
  • Photo: Diorama "Toad with fly and rye", (p. 93).
    In: Origami für unterwegs.
    Frech Verlag,
    January 2017, ISBN 978-3-7724-7730-0