"The task of the designer is much more oriented to organization than draughtmanship."
Paul Schuitema was born on February 27, 1897 in Wassenaar, Netherland. He studied at the Academie vow Beeldende Kunsten in Rotterdam. In 1924, he started his journey as a graphic designer and at this year, he became a member of Rotterdam architect's association Opbouw. In 1927, he did his first experiment with photography. In 1929, he became a member of the Ring neue Werbegestalter which including Piet Zwart, Laslo Moholy Nagy, Hebert Bayer and Jan Tschichold.
At that year he also participated in the international Film und Foto exhibition in Stuttgart with photos and typo-photos.
From 1930 to 1959, Schuitema taught design and photography at the Academie vow Beeldende Kunsten and Advertising Desisng department, The Hague. In 1931,he made his first film, Maasbruggen and then De Markthallen van Parjis and De Bouwhoek van Harlingen.
Due to war situation from 1940 to 1945 Schuitema was not too active with design work. In 1945, he commenced again to work as a designer. His clients including Berkel, Gispen, Boele & van Eesteren and de Vries Robbe & co.
In 1963, Schuitema was an honory member of the Vereniging van beaoefenaars deer Gebonden Kunsten, GKF. In 1965, he had Restropective exhibition in Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and in Kungstgewerbe Museum, Zurich.