Our current team 💪
These people are currently working at Fraenck. It is quite a job to keep this page up-to-date, but we do our best!
Studio + AdminElsbeth Studio + Admin Els is our jack-of-all-trades. She knows everything about the workshop, from patterns and stitching to precise prototypes. And is also very busy with the administration! She is a nice and patient mentor for the new people who have not yet mastered the craft. Big heart, even bigger job!
Studio + Shop
Mo can always be found behind the sewing machine. And when he is not, he is cutting patterns like a 'raging Roland'. Mo is also great at coaching new people. In the break, he enjoys making himself familiar with the Dutch language. Or having a laugh.
Ratna is also a jack-of-all-trades, on an organisational & creative level. The perfect cross between a workhorse and a luxury horse. Small lady, big ambitions. Over the years, Ratna has shown that entrepreneurship is a perfect fit. Don't let that charming smile fool you!
A man with humour. The sun shines when he walks in. And a host, too. Now that Muhannad has joined Fraenck, he conjures up garments (with a little help from a sewing machine) that you can wear almost immediately. Talented, funny and an all-round great person to have around!
Co-FounderPascal still does not know what he wants to become. In the meantime, he has thrown himself wholeheartedly into Fraenck, where he is the number one control freak. With his skills, he manages to get the many projects on his way in the right direction. He would rather be lazy than tired, although often both are the case. But that doesn't stop him.
Studio + Shop
Sabina is one of our most loyal colleagues. If she is not there for one day, it is a lot less fun. There is little that she cannot do or does not do. Steadily and with patience, she turns what she does into a beautiful product. Watering plants, pricing products and stitching linings. You name it, Sabina does it.
Niels runs Fraenck's second shop. He also commutes kilometres on his two-wheeler to open the Fraenck store. He is our host at Fraenck station, because everyone is welcomed and helped on their way, even a tourist office would love to pick him up, he is the friendly one and helps where needed. In the meantime, Niels is also graduating. He enriches his knowledge of computer science every moment of the day and patiently helps laymen to find their way within this framework.
Studio + Shop
Rafifa is back! She is a born team leader, helpful, warm-hearted and a warm person. She likes the variety that Fraenck offers and is having a great time. Rafifa loves walking and cooking, she can't get enough of it. And we can't get enough of her.
Photostudio + Studio
This young man is growing like a tree at Fraenck. Has been part of Team Fraenck since 2020. A social personality, if you don't watch out he will talk your ear off. In the meantime, he offers a listening ear and advice where necessary. The non-native speakers are coached in practising the Dutch language. Prefers to stand behind his 'standing desk'. It's healthy!
Tom loves Netflix. And Netflix loves Tom. When Tom is not watching Netflix, he is cutting and stitching the stars from the sky. He is also a strong calculated man when it comes to loading and unloading heavy rolls of canvas and vegan leather. He also likes to sing along with Nicki Minaj.
What a nice girl we have with Renee. A little sunshine in the house. Our little sunshine. Renee loves to make beautiful products. And helps the team spirit to a higher level. A busy bee. Renee has an eye for detail so the refined work is easy for her. Renee likes to do fun things so when she is not with us she goes out and about to soak up the culture. Did you know that she has been a cover girl?
Erik is our grumbler with a heart of gold. Erik has been with Fraenck for a while now. Time flies. Erik is involved, helpful and knows a lot about everything and teaches us everything we know. He has a penchant for world music. He has wonderful anecdotes. And you can always have a laugh with him.
Noor was looking for a nice internship company and found us through a video. She thought all bags looked cool ;). Now she makes cool bags herself. Noor likes to see her creativity grow and through tricks she can do the making process in no time. With her qualities, she is a welcome addition this year. Noor prefers taking photos to making videos. Oh yes,'Noor finds all animals a bit scary'. I hope she can turn that around a bit in time.
Together with Noor the girls from Zwolle. This girl has an eye for detail :) when she heard of our photo studio, she brought her own camera. She shows courage and is eager to learn. She can work well together in a group but independence fits her like a glove. Did you know that she has a little housemate? A Russian dwarf hamster. When she starts talking about it, she is in a cute mood.
Because the summer has taken a long time to arrive, we now have another sunshine in the house. This jack-of-all-trades helps us at the workshop where he can learn Dutch (and occasionally helps Pascal (who has a healthy dose of fear of heights). Did you know that Mohammed has managed to create a beautiful garden at his house and at a vegetable garden complex? He is an all-rounder.
Soraya is fond of sewing. She is eager to learn. She likes the variety at Fraenck. She likes the cooperation on the work floor. Soraya actually does a bit of everything: Cutting patterns, burning and stitching. She quickly picks up new techniques and with her inventiveness she is very nice to have on our team. No project is too difficult for her.
Tamara has been with us since late summer. She is a jack-of-all-trades, she makes clothes and is very good at making music with her bugle at a nice club. Through diamond painting you know that she has an eye for refined work. She works diligently on the projects. Panniers? Made in a jiffy. Parts made to measure. No effort for her. We can rub our hands with this lady in our midst.
Delano is our Benjamin in the team with his 17 years. He already had an internship with us in 2020 and with mutual good experiences also this school year. At Fraenck he can put his creativity to good use! He cuts, stitches and lures. Delano has quickly found his niche. Apart from his creative streak, he is really good at skating. Where his friends like to spray graffiti, he sticks to crazy tricks like: Ollies' and 'Kick flips'. Impressive.
Lucy is warm, flexible, sophisticated. You can put her behind the heavy sewing machine. With us, she wants to do useful work and she shows it! It makes her happy to see the process of a product grow. Did you know that she has very cute dogs? Fine work is not strange to her either. Mosaics is something she also likes to do.
You can't distract Dani! She is diligently tackling this 20 week internship at Fraenck by biting into Fraenck's 'brand manual' and everything around it. This Art & Design media designer lifts our old icons to the new corporate identity that fits Fraenck's philosophy. Dani has many plans for the future, currently working diligently on her projects. Did you know that her picture book will be on the bookshelf of many avid readers? Her picture book will be published.
Grace already knew Fraenck through the location at the station. She has a six-month internship with us. The inclusiveness that characterises Team Fraenck appealed to her and she is still very happy with her choice. She enjoys doing anything, even if it is a difficult project. Being able to see the whole process and then the final product makes her happy. With her modesty and diligence, she is a diamond in the team. Did you know that she loves to dance?
Kirsi is not sitting still with us. With the realisation of a repair service and a recycling service, we can pinch our hands with this top girl. This sustainability student from the Van Hall Larenstein feeds our social media with really cool contents. In between, she was suddenly very well organised in the studio. We are very happy that she is in our team for her 10 internship weeks!
Hall of Fame 💚
A serious man with serious goals. He was the owner of a shoe factory in Syria. He joined us to learn the language, after which he would like to start his own business here in the Netherlands!
Nick is an old friend of ours, it seems like we can't get rid of him! And we don't want to. Easy going, usually quiet, unless a subject is brought up that touches him. Then he never stops talking. Nick brought us, at his new stay with us in 2020 and still this year, a lot of new impulses in the field of illustrations and photography, also the window display was excellently built up.
Was our sunshine in the house. Learned the Dutch language with us & we learned the language of positivity from him every day. And we still have a way to go. A day without Eyad is a day not lived.
Tiuu is a busy bee. Not easily satisfied with the result, just like us. Besides Fraenck, she also works as a volunteer at an animal shelter. So if you are still looking for a faithful companion, send her a message!
Abdou is unique. Knows what to do and knows his way around the studio. Lots of potential, big smile. Good head with hair too. You can't go wrong with Abdou.
Photos + Website
Few are as critical as Jacq. She takes care of the shop's product photos. If she is not photographing or photoshopping, she is gaming (LoL 4 Life). Sometimes she takes her dog Stitch along, but not often enough as far as we are concerned.
Originally a shoemaker, he has now thrown himself into making bags at Fraenck. If you hear a sewing machine revving away somewhere, chances are he's making some noise. Let his hands do the talking.
As small as she is, she has so much potential (we've seen that before). Always working hard with a laser focus - she makes it happen!
This cheerful young man was still missing from our team (but not any more). Another hard worker. Has knowledge of DTP, knows his way around Photoshop. The photos we put in the shop from now on have largely received Fikrat's attention.
Our trainee Stitch will do anything for a stroke and a cuddle. Not feeling well? Don't worry, Stitch is there to tell you that you are a wonderful person and that you are loved.
Books will still be written about Ben. Or he may write one himself, we are sure of that. Quiet strength, with emphasis on strength. Great designer in the making. All the way from France!
Chanel is really a hard worker. The first day it already felt like she had been working here for months (and we mean that in a positive way). Every day you can find her with a big smile behind the sewing machine.
Christiaan is another jack-of-all-trades. Artist in heart and soul and perhaps even more organs. Drinks coffee like it's water, but still has a steady hand. Which is very handy when cutting patterns and taking photographs!
Cheerful, hard-working, and very camera shy ;)! Daphne is a great addition to the Fraenck team. She takes on everything and learns very quickly. In short, we are very happy with her! And Daphne, we are going to make a better photo again!
Reyhan loves fashion. And fashion from Reyhan. A silent force to be reckoned with! Helps us with our social media, you notice?
Jetta's graphic insight makes the colours pop! Always ready for a good conversation, which usually never ends. Sometimes a bit chaotic, but hey - that's also nice sometimes.
We needed just this powergirl. This hard worker makes sure that the necessary research is done! Besides bags, she also loves to travel. Especially to her favourite destination Paris, France (or as we call it: Fraenckrijk).