About GQ Design & Marketing

GQ was established in 1993 by its two creative directors, Guy Gardner and Craige Quainton. Our company has grown year on year to become one of the leading creative agencies serving the property, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. With offices in Saffron Walden and London’s Hatton Garden, we have always attracted bright, energetic and multi-talented individuals to represent our company, its passions and values.

Creativity is at the heart of our philosophy and customer service runs a close second. Exploring new technologies, potential applications and ground-breaking marketing concepts will keep us ahead, understanding that nothing is more important than our relationship with you, our client, keeps our feet on the ground.

Guy Gardner

Creative Director

Caramel Macchiato's, Pantone 321, Paul Smith, Cape Town, sunshine, Spartacus, cheese on toast, Thursday nights at Little Italy, smoothies, The Stormers, Sunday roasts, MCC, The Gunners, golf when I'm playing well, Norfolk weekends with the family, pear cider, white Tulips, sleep!

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Craige Quainton

Creative Director

Smiley happy people, energy, sun, sand, sea, Mojitos, partnerships, snow, rain, fresh cut grass, action movies, science fiction, robots, food, family, dog, Sunday mornings, coffee, friends.

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Amy Dukelow-Smith

Account Manager | Copywriter

Sunshine, Thai food, making plans, Malta, Friday nights, Christmas, dogs, positive people, popcorn, baths, books, cooking, scary movies, real fires, flowers, wine, cheese, comfort TV, online shopping, family and friends.

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Lawrence Ward

Senior Designer

Saturdays, laughter, white space, Star Wars, imaginary cats, type, monkeys, Pantone 376, The Shepherd, Heather Graham, smiles, The Brave Nelson, fresh coffee, M11, armoured bears, chocolate mousse, glyphs, ITC Garamond std book condensed italic, good red wine, vinyl, Pumas, Derek & Clive, full stops.

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Guy Farrow

Middleweight Designer

Spurs, Kiemia, Bourbon, fences, stroking cats, bonfires, The Smiths, roller coasters, snowboarding, marzipan, cold pillows, Magnus Mills, Levi's, spaceships, cmd+z, The Young Ones, a nice thin Biro, countryside, December 24th, The Munch Bunch, cellars, golf, sugar.

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Nicola Ward

Middleweight Designer

Nature, spring, stripes, toadstools, Bertie Wooster, light houses, beach huts, Mr Benn, murder mysteries, making lists, boxes, a sky full of stars, flowers, tidiness, warm socks, bedtime.

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Ashley Baldwin-Smith

Digital Lead

Creating sculpture, more tea, good coffee, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones (books and TV), The Gooners, real ale, family, camper van, Bootstrap, good food, Eggs Royale, watercress, music, Ska Cubano, Paul Weller, Thierry Henry, Grand Cafe Crème, good friends.

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Dave Etheridge

Senior Artworker | Web Developer

Pizza, curry, real ale, Depeche Mode, pool/snooker, internet, iPhone/iPad, spelling, bacon sarnies, computer games, quiff, hay fever, grammar, Suffolk, boiled eggs, gadgets, chips.

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Louise Halliwell

Account Manager | Designer

Fun times with family and friends, baking, sunny days, comedy, shopping, belly laughing, holidays, eating out, a freshly made bed, northern countryside, Christmas, ice cream, mojitos and Pimms, being organised, pyjamas, cake, pamper days

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Deren Mahmut

Creative Artworker

Black coffee, sunshine, Fuerteventura, family & friends, red wine, Christmas, the smell of petrol, Fred Perry, ale, EastEnders, spaghetti bolognese, Kisstory, Gavin & Stacey, giraffes, 80’s funk, peanut butter, IKEA, New York

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Ed Pembroke

Senior Packaging Artworker

My two little girls, cricket, Guinness, curry, mountain biking, air jordans, english climate, DIY bodgery, sandy beaches, classic hiphop, liquid egg whites, E30 bimmers, gardening, kung fu, randy marsh, Tarrantino movies, lego, powernapping

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Bread, cake, chips, Lemon Jelly, swimming, travel, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, rain, Damien Hirst spot paintings, Jackie Lee, diving, surfing, extreme sports.

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News & Events

GQ’s first project with NHS Property Services

GQ recently completed our first job for NHS Property Services, marketing an exciting redevelopment opportunity at St. George’s Hospital in Hornchurch. Offering 29 acres identified as a “Major Development Site” within an […]

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