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 a third 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.