Quesinberry and Associates | who is this Q&A?
A design firm specializing in marketing and graphic design for the hospitality, food, travel and leisure industries. Our forte? Creating and marketing brands that provide experiences. The things that give the spice to life. This happens to coincide with our philosophy: Create with passion, dare to be different and have fun.
Wendy Quesinberry :: Principal / Creative Director
Wendy had a full year of art classes under her elastic waistband by the time this photo was snapped, and her creative aspirations have never waned. She brings 20 years of design work and strategic brand development to the table, having worked on projects for clients such as Consolidated Restaurants, Holland America Line, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Microsoft and UPS. Wendy was also a former AIGA Seattle chapter president, and had a feature moment of fame. Follow her food blog here.
Wendy Quesinberry :: Interviewed by her mother, Sharon Quesinberry
SQ: Hi there Winnie Bug!
WQ: Mom, let’s keep this professional.
SQ: Sure. Since I don’t really understand what you do, to prepare for this interview, I called a few of your clients…
WQ: Oh God, please tell me you’re kidding.
SQ: … and they were very happy with whatever you did for them.
WQ: You didn’t ask for anything free, did you?
SQ: I did get a couple of gift certificates, it was really nice. Anyway’s, tell me why should someone work with Q&A?
WQ: Wow, nice segue. People should choose Q&A because we care about client success. We have clients we’ve worked with for over ten years. They’ve stayed with us because we listen, we’re good stewards of their brands, and we look for growth opportunities. We make sure they get noticed.
SQ: What’s with the photo?
WQ: That’s outside Siem Reap, Cambodia. We were coming back from Angkor Wat and all the kids were heading home from school. I just love the calm this little girl displays balancing on that bike down those dusty, bumpy, roads. When you’re a kid, so much of your fate is in the hands of another pilot.
Todd Christensen :: Senior Designer / General Smarty-Pants
Mr. Christensen not only designs, he also manages the interactive and production aspects of the studio. After a rough start as a grip in the movie business, he has pursued a career in marketing, advertising and design for nearly 15 years. He has worked for DDB Seattle, Hunt Marketing Group and Cole & Weber on such accounts as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Nestlé, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Nintendo.
Mr. Christensen spent his formative years as an Army brat in humid and faraway places.
While normal American children were watching “Gilligan’s Island” and eating PopTarts, our poor Mr. Christensen was doing morning PT, running in horror from football-sized, tree-climbing land crabs and eating roasted iguana. This explains a lot about our dear Mr. Christensen. Eventually, after moving to the UK, he shed his feral nature and embraced the finer things civilization has to offer. Like his fondness for Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing. And his obsession with the film Planet of the Apes.
QA: What’s with the photo?
TC: The first exhausting night of our most recent stay in Paris. It’s January on the corkscrew streets of Le Marais and we’re trying to find our apartment.
Fisher :: Client Relations / Senior Squirrel-Threat Advisor
Mr. Fisher keeps the evil squirrel conspiracy at bay. Because of his blog, he is quite the celebrity. Luckily, he works for cheap.
Quiet. Dignified. Smart. Furry.
These are the qualities that best describe our most faithful co-worker. Fisher was a sad little rescue we got from the Humane Society back in 1999. His litter was thrown away for the sins of his parents. See, his mother chased cows. So her pups were disposable. They lived feral, neglected for months in a cow pasture. Surviving on who knows what. After being removed for the first time from his littermates, he didn’t wag his tail or make a peep for the first year we had him. Then slowly, as we brought him to work with us, he opened up. We could never have predicted how he would brighten and enrich our lives and, yes, our business.
Friends and Associates of Q&A
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AIGA, the professional association for design, is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research, and advance education and ethical practice.
A website dedicated to the belief that the design industry can make positive change in climate-related issues by working together. It is a resource to create community and encourage sustainable practices.
Cystic fibrosis [CF] is an inherited, chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). In the 1950s, few children with CF lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
Joe is a talented programmer and artist whose unique mad skillz have been crucial in developing back-end solutions and content management systems for us and our clients. He’s creative and a gear-head!
John E. specializes in portraiture and environmental photography. And pictures of couches.
Specializing in making houses and interiors look real pretty. Pretty real estate photography.
Beautiful, high-end commercial photography.
Creating a feast for the eyes with amazing food photography. And more.
Prolific comic artist, animator and illustrator with old-school style and a dark wit.
You’ve already seen Tim’s unique work and didn’t know it. From Foo Fighters album covers to magazines.