Pieter studied Industrial Design at Delft Technical University. He worked for some years as a marketer and gained his NIMA-C (Dutch Marketing Institute) qualification. He has been working at Brum since 2003. Unlike most, he doesn’t know his way around Illustrator or Photoshop, but fortunately he has other qualities. He claims. Apparently in sufficient quantities to have been co-owner of Brum since 2009.
Just for fun he enjoys::
Rowing 100 km non-stop
Wake him up any time for::
We recruited Tessa as soon as she graduated from HKU art college in 2008. Turned out to be a great decision. She might be a dreamer, but she developed super fast. Sadly, not as a concert pianist, which she would have loved to have tried. Notwithstanding, she became co-owner of Brum in 2016. One of our blondes who you underestimate at your peril!
Her idea of happiness::
Animals and great food, but not at the same time because she’s a vegetarian
Yes, but we could also…
After graduating art college in Rotterdam, Xander worked on multimedia, corporate and packaging design. We took him on board in 2011. What he loves about packaging is being forced to fit the entire story on a small surface. He’s always very laid-back, but his designs are extremely refined. His sons are also super creative, so we’re already preparing a couple of placements.
Glancing at the clock at precisely 11:11
His superpower of choice::
Erik has amassed a goldmine of knowledge in the course of his lengthy career. He’s been working at Brum since 2007 and he can explain to any newbie in minute detail the difference between one printing process and another. His house is in the middle of nature and whenever he can, he cycles to work. Which is not next door.
Wake him up in the middle of the night for::
Snowboarding on a thick layer of newly fallen snow
Slow cooking followed by slow TV
We had already known Marc for years as the project manager at a major photography studio. In 2009 we took him on board. He keeps a watchful eye on everything and maintains calm in our chaos. In the army he drove a tank – perhaps that’s why his work is so precisely targeted and why he’s so good at roaring. With laughter, that is. Thing is, Marc believes an abundance of jokes and fun pranks is good for you.
On his bucket list::
One more shot from a Leopard 2 tank
Lisa en Brum kunnen niet zonder elkaar. In 2011 begon ze als stagiaire bij ons. Na een jaar KABK ging ze zeven jaar aan de slag als designer bij Brum. En nadat ze zich in een merkstrategie team van een collega designbureau had doorontwikkeld, keerde Lisa terug als art director. Ze houdt zich daarbij vooral bezig met het laten bloeien van andere Brummers en met de creatieve merkstrategie voor onze klanten.
Overal waar het warmer is dan 25 graden
Albert has been Brum’s central nervous system since 1999. He doesn’t believe in challenges, he says, but he does believe in problems. Which he goes ahead and solves. He seems capable of writing a script for anything. He studied cartography and has also been a butcher and a mediator. Of course, we wouldn’t have hired him without those skills.
The best motivator?:
No such thing as impossible.
Fundamental geographic principle::
If it exists, I’ll find it.
Saskia discovered very early on that she and university were not a good match, so she went for creativity instead. She started as a designer in the analogue age. But make no mistake, she knows the latest Adobe tools like the back of her hand. She’s great with the bigger picture but also with those tiny details that make all the difference. Brum has benefited from her excellent intuition since 2000.
Avid collector of::
Hippos (not real ones, don’t worry).
Cannot live without::
Daily portion of fresh fruit from home.
Al op haar 14de werd Maaike gegrepen door het vak. Als vakantiebaantje kwam ze achter een Heidelberger degelpers te staan, tussen de oude ambachtsmannen. Na zes jaar dit vakantiewerk gedaan te hebben werd ze lithograaf. Eerst nog handmatig knippen en plakken, later digitaal. Toen vormgeving erbij kwam werd Maaike nog blijer. Ze werkte bij veel packaging bureaus en brengt dus een bak ervaring en kennis mee.
Is in haar vrije tijd::
reisleider voor motorreizen
een reis naar Japan
Ninke’s career began in education where she managed a class of 30 little kids. After that she transitioned into marketing. That was a combination of skills that we thought was perfect for managing our creative squad. Ahem, our projects, of course. With true Rotterdam grit, she has watched over our planning and budgets like a hawk since 2016.
Favourite activities besides her job::
Flamenco dancing and travel
Wake her up any time for::
Risotto with mushrooms, truffles and parmesan cheese
Vijay has been commuting to Woerden since 2010 to toil for Brum. With unswerving faithfulness he never rests until he has dotted every last i. He has a predilection for the concrete, but he’s more flexible than you’d think. Even though he was born and bred in Rotterdam, he moved to Amsterdam. For love. If that isn’t romantic, we don’t know what is.
Polishing off a large Milka bar in half an hour
Eva is a walking encyclopaedia of food facts. Not only does she enjoy cooking, she’s also quite the handywoman and likes to build stuff too. Plus she has an amazing talent for watercolours, drawing and illustrating. In fact, she loves to combine digital and old-school analogue techniques in her designs. In 2016, six months after graduating in Communication and Multimedia Design, she joined our team.
Loves to read::
Cookery books in bed.
One day, she’s going to sign up for::
Masterchef Australia and Hunted UK
Mirte is happiest when she’s making things. After graduating from art college, she did some free work and then stumbled upon the world of packaging. She has been producing fresh concepts and surprising ideas at Brum since 2018. She still produces as much free work as possible. You could say it’s an addiction, but fortunately a harmless one.
Favourite quote about creativity::
The more you use, the more you have (Maya Angelou
Cookie dough ice cream!
After graduating from Grafisch Lyceum, Nancy was thrown in the deep end at an ad agency. Following her experience there, she joined Brum’s studio in 2002 and since then she’s become a genuine senior. Work-wise, that is. She loves helping people look for design solutions and she still likes jumping in the deep end. Preferably wearing an aqualung, though.
Home disco every Sunday morning!
Veeeeery impatient …
Margo is often the first impression we make. She’s been answering the phone since 2003 and serves all our visitors fresh coffee and cookies. All with a smile, of course! She also takes care of the administration and ensures we have a delicious lunch every day. In other words, we wouldn’t survive without her.
The love of her life::
Her grandson ;-)
Let’s go outside!
Auke maintains balance on board. His door is always open and in the meantime he makes sure all the bills are paid. He’s been commuting weekly between his Brum family and his own brood in Zeeland since 2007.
What he loves doing::
Walking his dogs in the dunes or on the beach
Only turns up for lunch if there are::
Anne heeft 16 jaar in de marketing/communicatie bij Jantje Beton ‘buiten gespeeld’. Maar omdat ‘stay hungry, stay foolish’ één van haar levensmotto’s is, ging ze gewoon iets heel anders doen en werd ze professioneel fysiotherapeut. Maar de creatieve wereld bleef kriebelen, dus wij hoefden weinig te doen om haar te overtuigen in 2020 ons team te komen versterken.
Ze zou willen dat dit zingen is. Helaas…
Kan niet zonder::
Mensen en liefde
Tijdens haar studie Media & Entertainment nam Lisa al snel de rol van projectleider op zich. Dus dat ze sinds 2021 bij Brum projectmanager is niet zo gek. Bij Brum maakt Lisa graag checklists, thuis maakt ze haar eigen kleding. Naast een grote berg stoffen heeft ze ook maar liefst 4 naaimachines! Ze schrijft hier ook een prachtige blog over, check die maar eens.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Sanne koos de specialisatie packaging op het Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam omdat er zoveel meer bij komt kijken dat alleen mooie dingen maken. Ze won vervolgens in 2019 de BNO Packaging Talent Award, dus dat wij een talent in huis hebben is wel duidelijk. Thuis is ze haar talent nog aan het ontdekken want haar hobby is: hobbies! Van moestuinieren tot yoga en punch needling.
Eerst mijn bril zoeken, daarna zien we verder!
Boeken kopen en die vervolgens niet lezen
Voordat Loraine in 2021 bij Brum kwam, had ze de leiding over 200 pubers bij Thuisbezorgd. Een hele prestatie, maar haar hart ligt bij Food Packaging. Ze studeerde dat aan de HAS in Den Bosch en bij Brum zit ze dus helemaal op haar plek. Naast mooi werk levert ze ook gezelligheid; haar contract tekende tijdens haar eerste Brum feestje tegen middernacht. Probeer haar ook niet tijdens carnaval te bellen, dan is ze er even niet.
rennen doe je alleen voor spinnen
1. kaas, 2. kaas en 3. …kaas!
Kruidvat Baby care product line
By our clients
Top 5 packaging agency in the Netherlands
New Dutch Legacy Gin
By our clients
Top 5 packaging agency in the Netherlands
Rood Met Zwarte Stippen insect hotels
In 1974, Reinier and Eugene established Brummelkamp & Hoekstra, in their attic. The job looked very different back then. Designs were painted manually and the fax machine was a huge innovation. In 2006 Marcel Wammes en Willem van Roozendaal took over. Both were already working for B&H for over 20 years. Six years after the agency was rebranded as Brum in 2010, it passed to Pieter Steenaert and Tessa Oudijn.