Hipwood- why the Crow?

It was by total fluke that Hipwood ended up having a Crow in our logo, as one of our co-founders is terrified of birds. Like, completely gives him the heebie-jeebies, and has nightmares about them, kind of terrified.

The Birds

That being said, one day we decided to look up what Crows symbolize in First Nations culture, because we are entering into a project based on First Nations. We were shocked at what we read, and so was our bird terrified co-founder:

Native American Raven Symbol

“Highly enthusiastic, and a natural entrepreneur, the Crow is quite a charmer. But he/she doesn’t have to work at being charming – it comes easily. Everyone recognizes the Crow’s easy energy, and everyone turns to the Crow for his/her ideas and opinions. This is because the Crow is both idealistic and diplomatic and is quite ingenious. In nurturing environments this Native American animal symbol is easy-going, can be romantic, and soft-spoken. Further, the crow can be quite patient, and intuitive in relationships.*”

Angry Birds

We discovered not only does this accurately describe what Hipwood is, but it quite accurately describes our bird terrified co-founder as well! I guess the saying is true that ‘birds of a feather, flock together’…. Even if one may be anxious about the other species!

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*Found on Native American Animal Symbols*