bird mafia



Papercut artist Emily Brown draws inspiration from the great outdoors, wildlife, and her adventures to show her view of the world through meticulously cut lines and textures in her hand-cut paper art. She is best known for her layered cut paper shadow boxes series' and animal cuts.

bird mafia is a collection of "cut paper design" home goods inspired by Emily's original artwork. Each and every bird mafia design begins as a papercut.

Since bird mafia's inception, Emily and her husband/partner, Scott, have taken her work to shows along the west coast from Seattle to Los Angeles. Her artwork has been recognized in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Dwell, and Design Sponge.

Based in Portland. Oregon.


Our mission

Bird Mafia is a Portland, Oregon based design company with a deep love for cut paper. We strive to capture the boldness of the paper art form in handcrafted accessories for you and your home that inspire a sense of adventure and awe for the natural world.




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