Since the first time I stumbled upon Birdorable, I was hooked. The site is filled with absolutely adorable renderings of birds, and I have spent hours and hours looking through the hundreds of birds at Birdorable.
I knew I had to learn more about the people behind this brilliant site, so I reached out to the creators of Birdorable, Amy & Arthur—a very charming married couple. They were kind enough to agree to an interview in which I asked them about their favorite birds, what inspired the site and more. Here’s what they had to say.
Tell us a little bit about yourselves, such as where you’re from, what you do for a living, etc.
Amy: I grew up in the Chicagoland area. When I met Arthur, he was living in the Netherlands. I moved overseas to live with him and we got married. We lived in Rotterdam and then Leiden for a total of over nine years. We moved back to the states in 2008. First we lived close to my family, in northern Illinois. Just last year we moved to the Orlando, Florida area.
Arthur: We are both self-employed. I am a freelance web designer and make websites for ourselves and small companies, as well as designs for our merchandise websites such as Birdorable.
Amy: I like to say I’m an internet entrepreneur, because I work on so many different things. I create designs for t-shirts and novelties for several online shops, though Arthur does all of the illustrations for Birdorable.
I also work on marketing and handle customer relations for several websites we own. For Birdorable I write most of the text you see on the website and I create the products for sale via our production partners.
For those who aren’t familiar with Birdorable, could you explain what it is?
Arthur: Birdorable is a website with cute bird illustrations on t-shirts and novelty gift items for birders and bird lovers. The name is a combination of “bird” and “adorable.” I design different bird species in a cute cartoon style using each bird’s authentic coloring and features as much as possible. We currently have over 450 different species, from parrots to vultures.