Birdie is very helpful

What is your role at Cricket Design Works?

Trash Collector & PR Director

What is your favorite part of what you do?

I love crashing the midweek critique to huddle around my people to review their work in progress. I have lots of thoughts that keep me bouncing around. Some of my coworkers think I have ADD, but really I’m just hyper-focused. Or hyper and focused at the same time. You know, sometimes I think I was born to multitask.

What is your backstory?

I come from Alabama, where I learned some etiquette like a proper Southern belle. However, I don’t necessarily recall every single detail I learned--and I’m not really sure anyone should be expected to. This spring I took a surprise road trip up to a place called the Dane County Humane Society. I wasn’t there long before these two really nice humans (humanes?), Phil and Cricket, took me home. It’s been a whirlwind, honestly. But I’ve quickly settled in while also wrapping them around my little paws. Every Southern belle knows that charm is a key part of etiquette.

What do you do outside of the studio?

What don’t I do? I’m quite socially active. I walk to work and home, greeting my many admirers, and checking my pee-mail along the way. I supervise kitchen work of all kinds in all locations. After supper I tour the grounds as far as my leash will take me to find sticks to whittle and perfect spots to dig holes.

Where do you see yourself in one year?

Oh! Who knows. But I have aspirations to become a master gardener this summer. I am already very helpful in that area.

What is the last thing you sniffed?


What is your biggest work challenge each day?

Keeping track of everything that moves...or might move. There are many of these things that move in the studio and it’s my job to keep track of them all. It’s a big responsibility but at the end of the day I feel that I’ve really used my skills and contributed to the team. And then it all starts over again the next day.

What did you think of “Isle of Dogs”?

It would have been a much better movie if they had cast me as Nutmeg. At first glance. It seemed like a big dog park situation. And I love the dog park. Wes Anderson might even be as attentive to detail as I am.