President, founder and creative director
With studies in engineering and industrial design, work experience in Milan and undeniable perfectionist leanings, Justin is Rümker’s centre of gravity. His capacity to understand a client’s problem and respond quickly helps him find innovative solutions that respect budgets in the shortest of turnaround times.
A devoted mountaineer, he sees immersing himself in the meticulous planning of every logistical detail as part of living the full climbing experience. His conquests include one summit in Pakistan over 8000 metres in altitude.
Art director and project manager
Ukrainian by birth with the soul of a Montrealer, Irena possesses the kind or energy that inspires confidence and fosters lasting relationships with our clients. Her vivacious spirit, quick uptake of new ideas and experience in exhibit design make her an indispensable resource for the agency.
Her ability to adapt to different environments and her ceaseless curiosity find her exploring a remarkable diversity of subjects including the study of fungi and botany.
Project manager and executive assistant
Although fully equipped with schooling in design and a deep interest in the sciences, it’s as a management maven that Frédérique makes her greatest contribution at Rümker. Disciplined, reliable and with an uncommon memory, she takes part in the agency’s R&D activities and manages its inner workings.
Mirroring her tremendous diversity of talents, her interests outside of work are also incredibly varied. From team sports to world travel to cooking to crafting unique objects, she always has something going on that feeds her inner need to create and discover.
Born into a family of craftspeople and artists, Léa works materials to create pure, meaningful forms. Sensitive, imaginative and with the ability to listen, she brings a poetic touch to every project she works on. She has a “je-ne-sais-quoi” that sets her appart from the others ; her designs are refined, uncluttered and well thought of. She has design in her blood. Her incredible talent and her endearing personality makes her an essential member of our team.
In her spare time, Léa continues to define and refine her aesthetic sensibilities through painting, crafting jewelry and furniture in small runs.
Marie Chantal is crafty, energetic and meticulous and with her experience in both design and manufacturing, she is the swiss knife of the team. She has many strings to her bow : she has worked for 3 years in welding, but also as a carpenter, cabinetmaker, custom furniture designer and restorer of antiques in the United Kingdom.
Her talent and contagious joie de vivre make Marie Chantal a wonderful addition to our team.
Christophe has an atypical record. After law school and a career as a journalist and editor-in-chief, he shifted to environmental design. With his strong interest in exhibition design, his writing skills and his great creativity, Christophe has become an important member of our team. It’s a pleasure to work with him; as a designer, certainly, but also because of the many eclectic topics that we can discuss with him around the lunch table.