Squishy Squashy Birds
The creators of Squishy Squashy Birds
Carl van Wijk spent his boyhood deep in the forests of New Zealand, quietly observing and sketching our native birds. He went on to study graphic design at AUT and graduated with honours. Carl’s career in advertising began in Auckland, took him to Australia, and now he is Creative Director for an advertising agency in Tokyo. Throughout his career, Carl has created ad campaigns for global giants and he has won countless awards. In his spare time, Carl paints with fond memories of his home country, New Zealand.
Alicia Munday spent her younger years dreaming up stories. This passion for storytelling led her to study advertising, with a focus on copywriting. For over 10 years she worked in the advertising industry as a TV producer, then account service, on some of the world’s biggest clients. She is currently a marketing manager looking after some of Australia’s most-loved brands. Alicia takes inspiration from her two boys and their love of nature and animals.