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.

Pulling rabbits out of hats by day as Lead Animator for digital ad agency LBi, she has done work for the likes of Coca Cola, Sony, PBS and They Might Be Giants. Her nights are spent crafting canines from clay and drawing elaborate floor plans, all in the hopes of finishing her next independent short film by the end of this decade.

Spare-time? What spare-time? When she does have a minute to free she enjoys cooking, spontaneous road trips, biology books and harassing her enormous black cat, Behemoth.