birdvsbird_tent-copyBird vs. Bird Designs comes to you from the studio/brain/heart of Bess Petty.  I’m an Oakland, CA based maker with a background in both fine art and graphic design, and with a life-long love of nature.  From pencil sketches to finished illustrations, and from prototypes to packaging to sewing, every product is created by me and features my original artwork.

From its humble beginnings as a weekend hobby, Bird vs. Bird has grown into a thriving creative business, with a successful online store, regular appearances at maker events in Northern California, and a presence in independent retail stores across the country.

Bird vs. Bird Designs has been an Etsy Featured Seller, and has been mentioned in a variety of blogs and publications, including Dwell Magazine’s Friday Finds and the Oakland Museum of California’s Member Magazine.