A child of the 80s, Liesje Kraai isn't as exotic as she sounds, residing in Brooklyn and working both freelance and full-time as a puppeteer and animator, respectively.

By day, she juggles the roles of stop-motion animator as well as prop and set-builder at Bustle. By night, she makes up half of the After Owls Animation team, doing work for the likes of Taco Bell, Mastercard, PBS and They Might Be Giants.

Spare-time...? When she does have a minute free, she enjoys making films about dogs, building tiny tiny houses, and harassing her enormous black cat, Behemoth.