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 by husband and wife team, Emily and Scott, 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.

     Bird Mafia strives to choose the best quality materials that do the least harm. Our papercut plushes are constructed in house with materials made entirely in the USA. We source our flour sack towels from a USA based small business and our pillows, totes, and pouches are made with 100% organic cotton. We are always looking for ways to better our products.



Our Team



Owner / Accounts Manager

Scott helped found and build Bird Mafia alongside his wife, partner, and high school sweetheart. When he is not organizing all the behind-the-scenes details of Bird Mafia, he enjoys OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) and finding new music.



Papercut Artist / Owner / Maker

Emily is the papercut artist responsible for creating all the Bird Mafia designs and has been cutting paper for over a decade. 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.



Marketing Director

Jessica is the newest member of the Bird Mafia team and has managed the tasks of an ever growing small business with an infectious enthusiasm. When she is not tirelessly working behind-the-scenes at Bird Mafia, she enjoys spending time with her husband and pitbulls  (Duke and Duncan) and traveling.