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.