Hello! I’m Kirsten Anderson, a Seattle-based graphic designer, illustrator, and programmer.

The Virtual Breeder began as a project for a class at Art Center College of Design; as a lover of birds and a former cockatiel breeder, I decided in 2000 to offer the Virtual Breeder, along with the paintings and information that make up the rest of the Cockatiel Color Palette, as a free online resource for breeders and hobbyists. Over the years, the site’s audience has grown and the browser support for the Shockwave plug-in has waned, so I have created an iOS Cockatiel Color Palette app with a new look and even more functionality.

Please feel free to send me an email with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have. I always enjoy hearing from you! Thank you for visiting.