Alexia works at Cartoonbase as an animator and motion designer. The challenge is to find something she doesn’t know how to do or can’t learn in less than one hour.
Alexia studied animation at Haute Ecole Albert Jacquard and cinema at ENSAV la Cambre, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has been nominated twice at international festival of short movies of Clermont Ferrand. It took Alexia more than 20 visits to find the right apartment.
Catherine works at Cartoonbase as the finance and administration director. She motivates the team when we meet our targets, make sure we always fit our client’s administrative requirements and helps to deals with the cash flow difficulties of a startup.
Catherine studied economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and worked 5 years at KPMG as an auditor. There is a rumour spread in the office about her being in a bad mood once but nobody could confirm it.
Damien works at Cartoonbase as voiceover director. He casts comedians and direct them during recording to make sure every video has the right tone.
Damien is a multidisciplinary artist: actor, singer, dancer, voiceover and artistic director. After his studies at the Brussels conservatoire, he worked with major Belgian studios and acted in musicals as well as in in theatre plays.
Elsa works at Cartoonbase as an illustrator and graphic designer. She always pretends she does not know how to draw but in a few clicks she creates settings, characters or full universes that are always simple, fun and beautiful.
Elsa studied infographics and illustration at the Haute Ecole Albert Jacquard and has already illustrated many national advertisement campaigns. She always has a 5-weeks visibility on the food she is going to eat.
Ester works at Cartoonbase as an illustrator. Pencils, brushes, pen, markers, tablet… give her anything and she will empty it before you can say “knife”, drawing in an astonishing variety of styles, always with her little pinch of madness.
Ester studied in the very unique “Bandes dessinées” section at ESA Saint Luc. Prior to join Cartoonbase, Ester has worked as an art teacher and written some short graphical stories. She grew up and learned to draw in a small village in the middle of the Italian Alps.
Etienne works at Cartoonbase as an animator and motion designer. He also is kind enough to do some illustrations when he has a little bit of time between two projects. He loves to be surprised and challenged when the illustrators want him to animate their crackpot ideas.
Etienne has worked for big productions for TV series as well as for small independents music groups to realise their video clips. He also pairs his T-shirt with his mood every day.
Guillaume works at Cartoonbase as an animator and motion designer. His taste for sleek and subtle motion is only superseded by his endless patience and perfectionism.
Guillaume studied animation at Haute Ecole Albert Jacquard where he graduated Cum Laude and has worked on a VFX projects for features films prior joining Cartoonbase. It is said that there is nothing Guillaume doesn’t know but we couldn’t check.
Isabelle works at Cartoonbase as a project manager. She makes sure every project is impeccably organized and conducted in a very communicative cheerfulness.
Isabelle holds a masters degree in History from UCLouvain and has spent a semester at McGill in Canada. Previous to join Cartoonbase, Isabelle worked at Caramel, a publisher. She grew up in the middle of a sunny village south of multicultural Bolivia.
Juan Mendez works at Cartoonbase as a creative consultant, cartoonist and illustrator. When he is not sure about a topic, Juan will keep peppering you with questions until he is sure he can realize the perfect drawing. And when he is sure he can do the perfect drawing he will try a ton of interpretations of it until he is truly satisfied with the result.
Juan’s very wide pallet of styles allows him to capture any message and adapt his own special interpretation of it to the target audience. Juan always seems tired because… well… he is always tired.
Luc de Brabandere is the founder of CartoonBase and a BCG (Boston Consulting Group) fellow. He is also a member of the faculty of the Louvain School of Management and Ecole Centrale Paris.
At CartoonBase, he makes sure projects are realized with a useful, rigorous and original concept that will ensure to align perceptions in the right direction.
Since more than 20 years, Luc leads strategic seminars with executive committees and the management of companies and various organizations. He helps people looking to develop new strategic visions, new products and services, and long-term scenarios to prepare for the future. Luc loves wheeled luggage because it is both a great example of bissociation and a natural extension of his arm
Marc is our country manager in Switzerland, he takes care of our Swiss clients and ensures belgian cartoon knowhow can sneak in the country.
Marc studied public relations, communication and marketing at Polycom-SAWI and SPRI. Before joining Cartoonbase, he was Head of Partners Relations and Development inside the Solar Impulse project and participated in the success of the Round-The-World mission. Marc is known to be a calm person….except when he is playing drums.
Martin Saive is creative director at Cartoonbase. Armed with his pencils, he travels the world to bring the Cartoonbase touch in big organizations and great projects. His execution speed allows him to instantly bring ideas to life in the colourful world of beautiful and efficient pictograms he cherishes.
Martin makes sure every Cartoonbase project meets his “creative simplicity” standards, both conceptually and aesthetically. (If you want to know more about creative simplicity, have a peek at his TEDx talk).
Martin recently took part of the amazing SolarImpulse Round the World Tour where he conceptualized and realized fun and new ways to spread the SolarImpulse message all around the globe. If there is anything that Martin hates, it is ty pos.
Pauline works at Cartoonbase as a project manager. She makes sure the projects are thoughtfully planned and organised and accompanies the teams from the spark of the first idea to the final version of it.
Pauline holds a masters degree in public relations from IHECS and has done an internship at Emakina as a project manager. She has the most beautiful bike of the team.
Thomas Doutrepont is managing director at Cartoonbase. He coordinates the team and makes sure every project is consistent and well structured. He also works with Luc to help corporations in their strategic thinking.
Thomas studied business engineering at the LSM (Louvain School of Management) where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Previous to join Cartoonbase, Thomas worked for L’Oréal, for Rocket Internet in Malaysia and for projects with Luc.