Rumia Bose is a creative problem- solver with an affinity for human beings; she works at home as a mother of four (whom she also helped create) and she is employed by Mondriaan Mental Health Care as a psychiatrist treating patients with mood disorders. Although some disagree with her problem definitions, Rumia likes to extend her creativity to identifying problems.
Her connection with Peter dates back to her trainee period, when she was a particularly disruptive element during the Moleman Psychopharmacology course. The connection strengthened when they discovered a common interest in knitting and the workings of the brain. Rumia’s multilingualism, although confusing during conversations, has contributed to the English version of the website.
Zhenya Pashkina is a professional visualizer, illustrator and animator who creates storyboards, illustrations and most recently, an entire graphic novel called The Stamp.
Jim Boekbinder is an information architect, interaction designer, copywriter, design researcher and educator who combines these disciplines on products ranging from toolkits for education and business to websites and applications for businesses, not-for-profits and state clients.
Together, they helped Peter create ‘Understand your medicine’, understandable explanations of psychiatric medicines for parents and children. Zhenya and Jim had so much fun brainstorming with Peter that they continued working after they finished the job. Thus, during the first years they provided illustrations for ‘The Brain in Action’.