Hannah Kokoschka


Hannah Kokoschka creates stunningly magical pop-up cards appropriate for all occasions. Each card is a hidden secret allowing the purchaser to write on the outside giving the receiver the wonderful surprise of a pop-up on opening (an inside out card!
Why did you join ACID?
To help protect my designs, reassurance of helpful legal advice and to be able to use the ACID logo.
How did you start your business?
Having studied Graphic design at Central Saint Martins, where I specialised in paper engineering, I continued to focus and develop on this more unusual area of design. With a fascination that adults equally enjoy the excitement and anticipation of opening a pop-up as much as children do, I decided to create a series of pop-up card ranges appropriate for all age ranges.
How do you create and protect your designs? 
All my designs start from sketches (I never leave the house without a sketchbook in my bag!) I then work from these sketches to develop pop-ups (suitable for manufacturing) on my computer. At this stage I add my designs to the ACID Databank.
Which ACID services have you used? 
I use the ACID logo on my website, on promotional material and at fairs. The Databank is also brilliant for uploading designs and protecting my unregistered design rights.
What are you currently promoting?  
I'm always looking ahead at the calendar ready to promote for the next event/occasion in everyone's diaries. Therefore, Father's Day is top of my agenda. Also, with summer nearly here and the Chelsea Flower Show round the corner, I'm currently promoting my flower pop-up card range which is quite versatile being appropriate for a number of different occasions (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries...) 
What is your most successful product?
My London pop-up card range (inspired by the iconic graphic symbolism that forms an everyday part of communication) has always been popular and a particular hit at the Tate gallery shops. Several years ago when the Tate initially placed their first order, this order sold out in one week (one design in one day!) Since then orders have increased in size and regularity.

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