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Courtney Watson McCarthy is a paper engineer and graphic designer. With a degree in theatrical scenic design, she has worked as a model builder and designer in a variety of fields before discovering the magic of movable books. From the time she dissected her first pop-up book, determined to solve the riddle of how it worked, she was hooked.


After experimenting with cards and other small projects, she went on to design and engineer Eye Magic, Escher Pop-Ups, New York Times acclaimed Gaudi Pop-Ups, Pop-Up Numbers, Dali Pop-Ups, Star Trek Pop-Ups and ABC Pop-Up.


Courtney is a member of the Movable Book Society and SCBWI. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family.  

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