The people behind Peng! are hard working and highly professional. The inner core is small, but there are more than 100 people in the extended network, having all kinds of backgrounds: science, media, politics, art, craft, public service. We also hire external specialists to work with on specific campaigns.
Susanne was born in a small town near Cologne, Germany. She developed an early interest in 17th century baroque music and in her teenage years started training to be a professional pole vaulter, competing against international athletes like Sinka Kardos and Roda Mortran. Susanne now works as a spiritual healer and is a mother of six.
Alex is a failed artist. He visited six different art schools in Amsterdam, Mexico City and Shang Hai a.o., but never finished a degree, as this is what makes a good artist biography. Desperate for success, he pretended to be politically minded, joined Peng and ever since is constantly brow beating every conceptual meeting to cover his insecurity. You can count on him to create to most poetic press releases and he was often observed at 3am with tears in his eyes reading positive press coverage over and over again. his favourite dish is plain toast with a lot of butter.
Thomas is the spice in your soup, the breeze on your stroll, the violin in your philharmonic orchestra and the magazine next to your toilet. He worked as a tour guide in the post-war kosovo areas and mediated late Nagorno-Karabakh/Azerbaijani post-conflict projects concerning the gravestone destruction of Julfa, Nakhichevan. He is also known for his infamous Heavy Metal song called Julfa Julfa Julfa.
Karoline has no pronoun and prefers to use pen and paper rather than verbal communication where possible. Because Karoline sleeps for only 45 minutes a day, Karoline is able to hold down several jobs at leading corporations while remaining a dedicated mole for Peng! Before joining the collective, Karoline studied marine biology and dedicated 10 years to raising funds and establishing a sea life centre for retired show dolphins in Thailand.