Paul Griffin was born in England and moved to Australia in 2013. After leaving the military, he completed an apprenticeship in fabrication and welding, gaining certificates in technical drawing, welding and sheet metal fabrication.
Working for 7 years at one of the biggest sign manufacturers in the UK, he worked on signage for such large entities such as Rolex, Ford, Disneyland Paris and the Wimbledon Tennis courts.
He then transitioned on to making spiral staircases and elevator cars, of which he part designed. Moving on from metalwork, he started studying science, eventually becoming a virologist and lab manager for a large pharmaceutical company that specialised in researching treatments for HIV and Hepatitis C, gaining a degree from the University of Greenwich in London alongside full time work. This passion for science led to a job in the Royal Brompton Hospital which then in turn led to the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.
But the love of hands on manufacturing had never gone and given the opportunity, he started practicing on wood rather than metal.
Totally in love with this new media, he was asked to come up with a small, portable loom for a B for Brian weaving workshop, and with Haily’s help, the Boom Loom was born. Working from his garage, he now spends most weekends tinkering and improving his skills.
He is totally inspired by his children, animals and nature, and feels wood is the perfect material to use for his projects.