Bird Mafia is a Portland, Oregon based design company inspired by the intricate and unique papercutting art form. Every Bird Mafia design begins as hand-cut paper before making it's way into our collection of accessories for you and your home. Founded in 2009, the combination of Emily's love for papercutting and skill at her sewing machine naturally guided the two to create a business. Amid the handmade revolution in indie craft fairs and the DIY movement they discovered in young adulthood, operations began small with only a few designs and a couple of handmade products. Today they have grown their line and business to stock stores throughout Portland and the United States.
Papercut Artist / Owner / Maker
Emily Brown is the papercut artist responsible for creating all the Bird Mafia designs and has been cutting paper for over a decade. Emily borrowed her partner/husband's xacto knife in 2007. Soon after, what started as "playing" with papercutting turned to devotion. Since then, she has honed her papercutting skills and built Bird Mafia as a way to share her art and love for papercut design. When she is not creating/making for Bird Mafia or working on new art pieces, Emily enjoys hiking the trails of the Pacific Northwest and dancing in her living room.
Emily eventually got her own xacto knife.