the team

Behind every product there is a story. 

A very personal story. Long discussions over a cup of tea or coffee. Team lunches on a big sofa which is already too small. Freezing winter working days. Long phone calls with friends, customers, artisans & crazy business partners.

Tons of paper and leathers. A lot of patience and commitment. Some mistakes. Big dreams & small steps. No Power-Points. Care & Respect. Welcome to paper republic x Topdrawer!

Amy

aka: Amy

mother tongue: American English

official job: Logistics Manager

secret job: Collector of hobbies

dream: Travel Photographer

Annabelle

aka: Babybel

mother tongue: American English

official job: Assistant Buyer

secret job: Stylist & stitch witch

dream: Fancy dessert taste-tester

Conrad

aka: Papi Juan

mother tongue: Spanish

official job: Accountant

secret job: Global Producer/DJ

dream: World-Class Entrepreneur

David

aka: Dave

mother tongue: American English

official job: Industrial Designer

secret job: Barber (or Cop)

dream: To create products that will leave a healthy, long lasting impact on people

Kim

aka: Kim

mother tongue: Viet-lish

official job: Web Ops/Warehouse Wizard

secret job: Hotpot Connoisseur

dream: To travel the world for free

Lauren

aka: LO

mother tongue: American English

official job: Web Team / Senior Graphic Designer

secret job: Sneaker collector

dream: To live and work on the road

Marisa

aka: Ris

mother tongue: American English

official job: Web Team / Graphic Designer

secret job: Semi-professional Hula-Hooper

dream: To have an endless supply of black raspberry ice cream

Paul

aka: PJ

mother tongue: American English

official job: Product Designer

secret job: Handyman

dream: To create my own brand

Peter

aka: El Presidente

mother tongue: English

official job: President

secret job: Ghost Writer

dream: Ski Guide

Poonam

aka: Archimedes

mother tongue: Witty Hinglish (Hindi + English)

official job: Vice President, Operations

secret job: Supermom

dream: Living it!

Victor

aka: Thinker

mother tongue: Ga - Adangbe (African Dialect)

official job: Financial Accounting

secret job: Writer

dream: A lot