About Us

THE PEOPLE BEHIND BALOLO

Balolo is a close-knit company located in Germany dedicated to design and craft exceptional accessories for you. Since 2012, our small team continues to produce genuine wood covers for a wide variety of extraordinary gadgets. Meet the Team behind balolo.

 

 

Over the years, we've uncovered woods from all corners of the world. If you want to know more about the woods we utilize, check out our "woodwiki" . What makes us so unique? Every product is handmade and MADE IN GERMANY. To do great work, we foster a culture of creativity and always strive for uniqueness. So stay with us and join our journey! Our signature designs share a clean and strong silhouette. The burgeoning company recruited the team based on their personalities and individualities rather than just formal education. Balolo focuses on the unique tradition of wood crafting and to reinvent products with a contemporary design.

 

MEET THE BALOLO TEAM

Ever wanted to know who is behind all this? Well, here we are.

ruben

RUBEN

CEO & FOUNDER

Ruben is the Founder & CEO of balolo. His ambition and desire to stand out led him to start the company in 2012, while still being a full-time business student. Since then, Balolo has been his one and only baby.  When he isn’t brainstorming, his inner chef cooks perfect-temperature steaks with the ideal hint of spiciness and experiments with growing the world's spiciest chilies. Ruben’s design style is a combination of personal love for clean lines and simplicity, he also knows how to maximize his work and loves order, which is why he gets goose bumps when different sets of cups are mixed in the cupboard.

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simon

SIMON

WOOD WIZARD

Simon runs the balolo workshop and is the ultimate wood wiz. No product goes out to our customers without his final approval. When you get to know him, Simon transmits this feeling that his creativity doesn’t stop when he leaves work for the day – he’s always keen to get his hands dirty. In addition to full-time player at balolo, craftsman, handyman, and more, Simon is currently pursuing his MBA in "Corporate and Tax Law". When he is not at the office, you’re likely to find him working on his motorbike, with a beer nearby. Also-fun fact: Simon has a thing for All-You-Can-Eat Buffets; he is the first at every party and the last next to the canape plate.

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jennifer

JENNIFER

WOOD PRO

Our new wood pro, Jennifer, joined the balolo team beginning of 2018. The Vienna native knows how to impress with her enthusiasm and sophisticated working philosophy. She also knows the way to anyone’s heart; enchanting her colleagues with top-notch homemade delicacies. Currently, our Jennifer is pursuing her MSc in Plant Science and we are still wondering how the Austrian maverick grad student ended up here? One thing’s for certain: we love watching her bring her ideas to life in our products. When she finally takes a break, you’ll find the dog lover spending time with her family and nurturing her love for science and plants.

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JIMENA

PR & Social Media Maven

Jimena is our international PR & Social Media Maven. Hailing from Lima, Peru, Jimena grew up in Sweet Home Alabama, to later move across the globe to her new home in Cologne, Germany and pursue a MA in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Cologne. If she’s not creating fresh content, she’s either planning her next travel adventure, writing in her blog #worldvagabond or mastering her baking skills, which she proudly admits are “daaang good.” Always ready to share her homemade banana bread, our multifaceted writer admits she’s known for typically eating the last slice too, oops! And for being extra. Just like this bio.

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BARBARA

Design Extraordinaire

Everyone at balolo is known for something. Barbara is known for being our designer extraordinaire, among other things. Whether it’s web design, online marketing, video editing or photography, Barbie tackles every new task as it comes and sees it as: challenge accepted. Currently pursuing her BA at the Koeln International School of Design and through everything she does, her focus is to make a difference in her community and build relationships with other designers and creatives. When she isn’t in the office, Barbara loves spontaneous painting and late-night crafting (psst, ask her to show you how to sketch!) Plants are her latest obsession. Unfortunately, they do not feel the same way and have to be replaced on a regular basis.

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OUR ALUMNI

Already gone but they still remain in our hearts – our alumni.

 

MARA

Accounting Manager

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ANJA

Wrapperin

Dennis

DENNIS

Media Genius

olaf

OLAF

COVER & CASE BOSS

bastian

BASTIAN

(W)RAPPER

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