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Contributors


Alexander Cortey

Alex Cortey

Co-Founder / Editor

A self-proclaimed “mobile worker”, Alex splits his time between Europe and Dubai as the editor of The Randomer and his freelance brand consultancy work. Alex thought it would be fun and inspiring to document his travels across the emerging world via The Randomer.

alex@therandomer.com



Rainer Brunotte

Rainer Brunotte

Co-Founder / Web & Design

Rainer is a qualified marketer with a specialized Masters degree in luxury branding. His expertise extends to marketing consultancy, graphic and visual identity design, photography as well as web and social media development. Rainer takes care of everything digital at The Randomer.

rainer@therandomer.com



Selin Persentili

Selin Persentili

Partner / Business Development

Selin is our partner in Istanbul. She is an integrated marketing and brand consultant and an avid entrepreneur - Founder of Opitipiti.com, the first online luxury children's wear boutique in Turkey. Having lived consecutively in New York, Dubai, London and Istanbul, Selin, through her many connections and travels, covers a broad range of topics emanating from emerging destinations for The Randomer.

selin@therandomer.com



Elliot Richards

Elliot Richards

Correspondent / Shanghai

Elliot is a graduate architect currently residing in Shanghai. Having lived between Beijing and Shanghai for the last 4 years, he developed eightsix.co, a blog charting the rise and development of Chinese design. He is especially interested in the shift from Made in China to Created in China and hopes to spread the world of Chinese design overseas.

elliot@therandomer.com



Lara Mansour

Lara Mansour

Correspondent / Abu Dhabi

Lara unveils all the treasures of the Middle East and the Levant region for The Randomer. A graduate from Central St. Martins, Lara is a branding expert / designer currently working as a brand manager for a large Abu Dhabi based Group working across multiple business sectors. A global citizen, Lara has lived on 4 different continents. She is most inspired when her inner child takes over, forever collecting memorabilia for her next entrepreneurial venture.



Jimmy Dawson

Jimmy Dawson

Correspondent / Dubai

Jimmy is from Austin, Texas and currently lives in Dubai with his family. He enjoys viewing the city on long runs over less-beaten paths and listening to music in foreign languages. He writes about travel, music, running and anything else conjuring the best in humanity.

jimmy@therandomer.com



Mehves Dramur

Mehves Dramur

Correspondent / Istanbul

Mehves is a true Istanbulite, a devoted observer of arts, culture, and trends. Her writing background as a blogger and a venue critic has led her to seek the next best thing around. Her passion about the city is to be "there" before it gets trendy, or to see "that thing" you share online with a million others while it is still in dormant phase.

mehves@therandomer.com



Francesca Summers

Francesca Summers

Correspondent / Asia & Middle East

Francesca is our correspondent for Asia & Middle East. She covers a broad range of topics in emerging destinations. With a background in journalism, Francesca has worked as a freelance writer for the past 13 years and is about to publish her first children’s book trilogy. She’s an avid traveler who loves to discover fascinating people, places and ideas.

francesca@therandomer.com



Camila Haickel

Camila Haickel

Correspondent / Sao Paulo

Camila is a graduate architect working in interior design in São Paulo. She is an avid observer of arts and culture coming from big cities and is a firm believer of Rubem Alve's claim that "outside the beauty, there is no salvation". We're convinced Camila will bring us a lot of beauty and salvation from Brazil.

camila@therandomer.com



Niels Lindholm

Niels Lindholm

Correspondent / Sao Paulo

Niels has a passion for emerging countries, having lived in Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Mexico and Brazil over the last 8 years. His favourite activities include playing percussion, forest trekking and talking about politics in bars and cafés. Niels co-writes the Brazil section of The Randomer with Camila.

niels@therandomer.com