BURO BROUNS MAKES GRAPHIC STUFF.

Merel Brouns

concept development

Merel Brouns

graphic design

Merel Brouns

project management

Hello. I am Buro Brouns,

a graphic design company in the centre of Utrecht consisting of one designer: me. That way you’re always talking to the right person. No waiting on the phone, no need to ask your question twice, no waste of time. Short lines, clear communication, like graphic design itself needs to be. Do you have a graphic request? A poster, business card, book cover, front to back publication, outstanding invitation, you name it, I’ll be happy to help you out.

 

 

projects

Book cover Milào, Coutinho Publishing house
Utrecht 2017
Thesis cover Gesa van den Broek
Utrecht 2017
UitAgenda + Mag Utrecht design
Utrecht 2016-2017
Verteltheater brochure 2017-2018
Utrecht 2016
Searches for Coloured Supersymmetry with ATLAS – thesis cover Ingrid Deigaard
Utrecht 2016
‘Reflecting on Higgs’, thesis cover Koen Oussoren
Amsterdam 2016
Verteltheater brochure 2017-2018
Utrecht 2016
Zimihc on Sunday – Posters and Flyers
Utrecht 2016
Between Here and Elsewhere – infographic poster
Everywhere 2016
Cover ‘I’m not a car, right?’
Utrecht 2016
Cover design for thesis of Jörn Mahlstedt
Utrecht 2015
Poster and flyer Duik in het Zand
Utrecht 2015
Posters and flyers for Cultuur 19
Utrecht 2015
Brochure Het Verteltheater
Utrecht 2015
THESIS COVER GEERT JAN BESJES
Utrecht 2015
BOOK COVER “WORKING IN TEAMS”
Utrecht 2015
AMAZONE ATACAMA, A BOOK OF PORTRAITS
Zuid-Amerika 2015
‘MEELEVEN’ NEWSLETTER OF ‘DE REGENBOOG GROEP’
Amsterdam 2014
HANDMADE FENCES
Utrecht 2014
‘DARTS ACTUALLY’, A DOCUMENTARY BY EMMA BOELHOUWER, POSTER & DVD COVER
Amsterdam 2013
THE SCHOOL OF LIFE, PROMOTION MATERIAL
Amsterdam 2014
COVER ‘VAN WERKDOCUMENT TOT EINDVERSLAG’
Utrecht 2014
TEKSTSTRUCTUUR COVER
Amsterdam 2014
KOOPPLEIN HAARLEM, FLYER, BUSINESS CARD, AND FACEBOOK COVER
Amsterdam 2013
WWW.DEBEAUT.NL BLOG DESIGN
Amsterdam 2013
icoNYC poster – together with Alfalfa Studio New York
New York 2012
MET RECHT …! COVERS
Amsterdam/Bussum 2013
BURO BROUNS, FRESH SITE: FRESH CARDS!
Amsterdam 2013
AMPHIBIAN STAGE PRODUCTIONS, THEATER POSTERS
New York 2012
Movember Gala Mo's
WOODEN MOUSTACHES MOVEMBERGALA
Amsterdam 2012
ONE YEAR IN PAPER, 100 M LONG INFOGRAPHIC MADE BY HAND
Everywhere 2011
RABOBANK UTRECHT, SIX EMPLOYEES AND THEIR SPECIAL MORNING RITUALS, A NEWSPAPER
Utrecht 2011
rabobank illustrated glass wall
RABOBANK UTRECHT, 18 METERS OF ILLUSTRATED MORNINGS
Utrecht 2011
invitation front
FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION, MEMBERS’ DAY INVITATION
Amsterdam 2011
“HET VERHAAL VAN EEN KAST” GRADUATION PROJECT, BOOK DESIGN
Utrecht 2010
vpro vrolijke wetenschap
VPRO GIDS, WINNING COVER DESIGN
Amsterdam 2008

this is how I roll

1.Listen & estimate

If you think I can do something for you, don’t hesitate to send me your ideas or questions through email or telephone. You’re also welcome to visit! I’ll listen, you’ll talk, I’ll make conclusions, you’ll adjust.

When things are clear I’ll make an estimate. All of this is for free and, of course, without any obligation.

2.Sketches & feedback

After you gave me the green light and the content I might need, I’ll start sketching. I will pour those sketches into one or more design proposals, depending on the kind of project. You will receive the proposals by email, or we can talk them over with a cup of coffee or tea.

3.Polishing

You will sleep on it and give me your feedback, after which I can polish the chosen design. In the estimate at the beginning of the project we agreed on the amount of possible feedback rounds.

4.Finishing & delivering

At the end I’ll make a nice package containing all of the deliverables we agreed on in the beginning and send it to you. Before the 15th of the month after the work, unless otherwise arranged, the invoice will pop into your mailbox.

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About Buro Brouns

The door is open.

Walk in and throw your ideas or questions on my table. Coffee is ready. A call or mail is appreciated.

 

Do not hesitate.

An estimate is for free and of course without any obligations.

 

If needed some awesome developers can jump in any project. Or motion designers. Or video editors.

With her creative network of developers, printers, ateliers, and even some audio visual folks who know how to film and edit, Brouns can handle many different projects, as well online as offline.

 

Checking every comma.

With her eye for detail you can be sure Brouns has checked every design from top to bottom on errors before they appear in your mailbox. In order to avoid dubble design work, the same precision will be appreciated in providing the content in the beginning of the design process.

 

Brouns loves keeping the machines warm and can therefor deliver relatively fast.

To have an idea of the duration of a specific project, talk to me.

 

Throw things over the wall.

Besides working for individuals (hello, individual!) and companies (hello company!) Brouns also likes to jump into a project as a freelancer together with other graphic-, or web studios (hello, other graphic- or web studio!) in order to reduce the work pressure a bit.

 

Buro Brouns likes to tell some context.

Buro Brouns is founded in March 2011 by Merel Brouns. That’s me. I was born the 21st of August 1986 in the centre of Amsterdam where I grew up, went to the ‘Montessorischool’, listened to Bert & Ernie, played the cello, went horseback riding and dancing, made many drawings and followed the design orientation year at the ‘Rietveld Academy’, after which I chose to go and study graphic design at the ‘Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht’.

In 2008 I interned at ‘De Ruimte Ontwerpers’, in 2009 I took a sabbatical to travel through Asia after which I graduated with honours in 2010. During my ‘post-graduation-emptiness’ I searched the web for interesting studios and fell in love with Buro Rust. I sent an open internship request and eventually I got hired. Three months later I stumbled into a freelance project for the Rabobank for which I needed a tax exempt number. I jumped on my bike to the Chamber of Commerce and all of a sudden I could call myself a ‘self employed professional’.

A couple of months after that day, in September 2011, I decided to look for some more studio experience and went to New York to do a last internship at Alfalfa Studio. They kept me there for 6 whole month. By the end of March 2012 I came back to the Netherlands. Ever since that day Buro Brouns’s engine is running full speed. I kept writing posts for the Alfalfa blog until today.

for whom I work

CONTACT

Buro Brouns
Kerkstraat 19C
3581 RA Utrecht
The Netherlands

0031 6 48624424
merel@burobrouns.nl