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Here is our gallery of people who have filled the pages of Q's story. Browse, sort, explore - we hope you enjoy getting to know them as much as we have. Thank you all for inspiring, challenging, and supporting us over the past 30 years. Here's to 30 more!

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Scott Tolinski
Interactive Producer
Ann Arbor
  • 00s
  • Current Q Crew
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Four Eyes
  • Artist
  • Musician
  • Dancer

SPICY BEEEATS!!!!

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Claudia Capos
Communications Consultant
Brighton, Michigan
  • Friend
  • Multilingual
  • Cat Owner

Reaching the 30-year mark is quite an amazing feat. Congratulations to all who have contributed to Q's phenomenal success over the past three decades.

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Bj Claus
Account Manager
Toledo, Ohio
  • Vendor
  • Dog Owner

Walking in to the 4th street building some 25 YEARS ago for a first meeting with Christine.... I still had hair and deep thoughts back then!

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Alyssa Ackerman
Intern!
Boston, MA
  • 00s
  • Friend
  • International
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner
  • Artist

Post-Q winter party (2010), congregating in the office to clean off a massive mirror that Cafe Zola had used to serve food on! Everyone was still all dressed up and bagging up left overs.

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Sabine Merck
office manager
Q Wiesbaden – Germany
  • Current Q Crew
  • Friend
  • International
  • Multilingual
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Left Brain
  • Dancer

This year I had a great trip to Q LTD and it was awesome!

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Chris Farnum
Senior User Experience Designer/IA
Saline, MI
  • Friend
  • Volleyball Team
  • Cat Owner
  • Dog Owner
  • Four Eyes

So many connections to Q! My high school best friend got his first GD job there and still works there. I worked at the Q A2 HQ with Argus. And of course, I love playing v-ball with the Q crew.

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Alain Chesnais
ACM President
Toronto
  • Client
  • Friend
  • International
  • Multilingual

I've been working with Q for SIGGRAPH since the mid 90's

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Mark Samuels
President-Basin Street Records
New Orleans, LA USA, Earth, Milky Way, ?
  • Friend

Q & Tom have been friends to Basin Street Records and the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp since 2000's SIGGRAPH convention, and we appreciate the friendship greatly. Visit www.LouisArmstrongJazzCamp.com

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Bob Brustman
Communications
Ann Arbor
  • Client

Working with Q, especially Jocelyn and Ben, is among the highlights of my professional life. I vividly recall late-night (early morning) Skype chats w/Ben as we neared launch of our website.

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Catherine Juon
Co-Founder, Pure Visibility
Ann Arbor
  • Friend
  • International
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Artist

Go Hawkeyes! Go Germany! Go SEO!

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Joe Cychosz
bit pusher and nano guy
West Lafayette, IN
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Scientist

Wow! Congrats to Q. It's always fun and exciting working with the Q team.

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Vicki Honeyman
owner, heavenly metal & vicki's wash & wear haircuts
207 e. ann, ann arbor MI
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist
  • Dancer

Q came into my life a million years ago when Jocelyn came up with a design plan for the Ann Arbor Film Festival — which was done pro bono because Q is so cool and Tom is so generous.

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Joe Takai
F.o.Q. (Friend of Q)
Los Angeles, California
  • 90s
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist
  • Scientist

Unbelievably amazing people make Q the best! Again and again, we see the Q bright lights show us how it's done! Happy Birthday Q-people!

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Adele Newton
SIGGRAPH Compost
Research In Motion
  • Client
  • Friend
  • International
  • Multilingual
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Right Brain

I learned so much - about good client relationships, good design and good friendships - from my friends and colleagues at Q. Too many memories to capure in 200 characters!

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Alissa Ampezzan
Designer
Ann Arbor
  • 00s
  • Current Q Crew
  • Vendor
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain

My favorite memory of Q (so far) involves Jocelyn's van and a pumpkin. Q retreats are legendary!

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Rebecca Strzelec
Associate Professor of Visual Art
Hollidaysburg PA
  • Friend
  • Dog Owner
  • Artist

"Less is more" --Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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Ara Howrani
Photographer
Detroit
  • Vendor
  • Friend

Adventures with Jocelyn, with strange folks interested in our shoot at an ethnic hospital on Long Island.

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Colleen Sherman
Development Director
Taubman Institute - U-M
  • 00s

Thank you for loving music with me to the point that you would work day and night to see (hear) it flourish. The Ark took a brave step forward in your capable hands.

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Julie Tikekar
Director - Product Management
Chennai, India
  • 00s
  • Q Alum
  • Friend
  • International
  • Multilingual

A Q tag is like that tattoo I always wanted. It really was just the perfect image, created by some really talented artists, and it will stay with me for ever.

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Warren Widmayer
Attorney and Counselor
Ann Arbor
  • 90s
  • Vendor
  • Friend
  • Volleyball Team
  • PC
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Musician

Their unique combination of creativity, thoughtfulness, humility and downright humanity never ceases to amaze me.

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Esther Kim
Advertising + Marketing
Ann Arbor, MI
  • Q Alum

The song could be from Backstreet Boys or Tito Puentes. You could be a player or spectator at a volleyball match, everybody got a chance to play and share Q's collective passions.

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Blue - Sarun Sanpasiri
Designer, Design Instructor
Bangkok
  • Q Alum
  • International
  • Mac

we know how to enjoy life ;)

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Harvey Ovshinsky
President, HKO Media Inc
Ann Arbor
  • Vendor
  • Curling Team
  • Educator

I loved working on the NuStep video with the Q team but I'm still recovering from the trauma of curling for the 1st time. It was as exhilarating as it was humiliating. Can we do it again?

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olia vradiy
designer
la
  • Friend
  • Four Eyes

Q Crew defines the word “team” for me.

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Barb Chaffer Authier
Marketing Director - The Ark
Ypsilanti
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Cat Owner
  • Dog Owner
  • Four Eyes

Working with Rie, Jocelyn, Alissa, Christine, Todd, and the rest of the Q crew on our Ann Arbor Folk Festival designs is the highlight of my year. Oh, and Q - Ark lunches rock!

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Amanda Uhle
Executive Director, 826michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
  • 00s
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Right Brain

Every year, Q designs our spring fundraising dinner materials, and every year, they are stunning. Thanks for keeping people talking about 826michigan with your beautiful design work.

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Bob Royce
President, The Understanding Group
Ann Arbor
  • 80s
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain

Q represents to me an exceptional group of people in many ways...exceptionally creative, kind, fun, relaxed.

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Bill Burns
Interactive Designer/Developer
Ann Arbor
  • Q Alum
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner
  • Musician

Q's recognition and appreciation for the special talents of individuals, and a knack for combining these ingredients like a chef.

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Stephen Lapedis
Web Manager
Consumers Energy, Jackson, MI
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Volleyball Team
  • Curling Team

Enjoying our galactic web journey together with fellow passengers from Q.

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Jacquelyn Ford Morie
Research Scientist/Artist
Los Angeles, CA USA
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist
  • Scientist

Wonderful dinners with Tom in exotic cities (OK - LOS Angeles) Great brainstorming session during SIGGRAPH planning.

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Michael
Web Designer, Developer
Kassel, Germany
  • 00s
  • Q Alum
  • Multilingual
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Four Eyes

Worked five years for Q, Germany. Big up to both Q’s and a special hooray to your 30th birthday : ]

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Paul Koch
Creative Strategist
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Current Q Crew
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Musician

The retreat with Motown museum, dinner, and partying is an event some Qsters will never forget – we won't let them. It's great to work with a team that knows no limits or geographic boundaries.

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Christine Golus
Vice President, Creative Director, Q LTD
Ann Arbor, MI
  • 00s
  • 80s
  • 90s
  • Current Q Crew
  • Volleyball Team
  • Curling Team
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist
  • Dancer

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to Q's success. We wouldn't be here without you. Onward and upward!

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Stephen Spencer
SIGGRAPH Pubs Guy
Seattle, WA
  • 00s
  • 90s
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Four Eyes

What a great group of people! Kind, creative, thoughtful, funny. Thank you for all of your hard work and your creativity and your friendship!

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James Mohler
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Diversity
West Lafayette, IN
  • Friend
  • PC
  • Educator
  • Dog Owner
  • Four Eyes

As prior SIGGRAPH chair, Q's awesome work on marketing materials and other stuff for the conference. Hail to the Word Guy!

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BJ Kramer
Owner - Print-Tech
6800 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
  • 00s
  • Vendor

Be prepared to walk several blocks if you schedule a meeting at Q's office on a Wednesday during the summer.

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Kate Upton
Owner/Designer
Perrinton, MI
  • 00s
  • Friend
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain

Q was my first job out of college and I didn't know how good I had it until I moved away and worked for other employers. These are some of the best people I know!

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Gail Perez
Freelance Graphic Designer/Mom
Royal Oak
  • 90s
  • Q Alum
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner

I loved it when Tom would blast Prince's Purple Rain so loud that the people in the 2 other businesses in the building would come out and slam their doors shut. Oh and volleyball & the Miami retreat.

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Elena Godin
Web Administrator
Ann Arbor, MI
  • Client
  • Multilingual
  • Educator
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist

"Don’t you love it when your client loves the design first time around? No revisions! How about that?"

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Ken Ludwig
Lecturer
Ann arbor
  • 00s
  • 80s
  • 90s
  • Client
  • Vendor
  • Friend
  • Volleyball Team
  • Curling Team
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Dog Owner
  • Right Brain

"Business is about people. People are nuts. Act accordingly." nameless Q person

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Tim Montie
Graphic Designer
Grosse Ile, MI
  • 00s
  • Q Alum
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Left Brain

Best summer of my life was interning at Q. They showed me what it could be like to have fun at work.

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John Hilton
editor
United States
  • Friend
  • Volleyball Team
  • Curling Team
  • Dog Owner

Everyone at Q is Cool, Calm, and Perfect. How DO you do it?

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Dan Klyn
Information Architect
Grand Rapids, MI
  • 00s
  • Q Alum
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Cat Owner
  • Dog Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Scientist

The most effective and most non-hierarchal, non-patriarchal organization I've ever had the gift of knowing and being a part of. I think those things are related <3 <3 Q

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John Cunningham
CEO - Meadowlark Energy
Ann Arbor
  • 90s
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Multilingual
  • Mac
  • Right Brain

We had a great naming exercise with Q - coming up with Innoventures. Thanks!

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Robin Johnson
Financial Director
Kansas City
  • Current Q Crew
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Musician

Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice from JoJos, an eclectic mix of music on the stereo, and another day of fun with the Q crew. Loved my days in A2.

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Linda Girard
Visionary
Ann Arbor, MI
  • Vendor
  • Cat Owner
  • Right Brain

Thx to Q - early in my career met amazing people that continue to inspire me...Tom Rieke, Christine Golus, Peter Morville, Dan Klyn, Stephen Lapedis, Marta Strickland...and many more!!!

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YT Lee
Professor
Singapore
  • Friend
  • International
  • Educator

Can't recall how I translated for Tom the title of the Chinese poem inscribed on a plaque that he bought at The Pottery in Singapore, but basically "It's good to 'act blur' at times".

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Thilo von Debschitz
Co-Founder of Q
Wiesbaden
  • Current Q Crew
  • International
  • Multilingual
  • Mac

Devoted to Q world domination.

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Jim Frenza
Consultant to Nonprofits
Ann Arbor, MI
  • 80s
  • Q Alum
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain

First president and founder of Q. Left in 1990 to direct marketing at St. Joe's. What I loved and still miss the most was being around so many creative people.

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Larry Ferguson
Attorney
538 N. Division, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Friend

As someone who was there at the creation in August, 1981, it has been a real treat to work with such a creative and easy going group.

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Andrew Hainen
Design Intern
Ann Arbor
  • Current Q Crew
  • Mac
  • Artist

Currently interning at Q and getting the best experience fresh out of art school!

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John Fujii
Computer Graphics Engineer
Colorado
  • 90s
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Educator
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist
  • Scientist

Having enjoyed the Cajun culture with Q's finest in 1996, I share their passion for discovery, delight, and always something extra - lagniappe!

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Lan Truong
Graphic Designer at BUST Magazine
Brooklyn, New York
  • 00s
  • Q Alum
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Four Eyes

Do you ever have trouble deciding whether to use an exclamation point or smiley face in your emails?

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Ann Hatchitt
Communications
Austin, Texas
  • 80s
  • Q Alum
  • Dog Owner
  • Right Brain
  • Dancer

The most creative, talented, and caring colleagues I’ve ever had. I’m in Austin now (Ann Arbor with no snow). Journalist, beach lover, yoga enthusiast, and mom of four kids. Quorum alum 1985-1989

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Bill Milliken
Commercial Realtor
100 Huronview Blvd., Ann Arbor
  • Friend
  • Volleyball Team
  • PC

Never a client-proper. But my role as a member of non-profit boards continuously brought me into contact with Tom and the crew as they stepped up to give back to the community they live in.

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Kevin Woodland
Graphic Designer
Ann Arbor
  • Friend
  • Four Eyes

It's been a pleasure to have worked on a handful of projects with Jocelyn and Christine over the past few years. Truly, the folks at Q are a great asset to the Michigan design community.

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Tim Ludwig
Managing Partner/Investment Firm
San Diego, CA
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Multilingual
  • Four Eyes

I've known the folks at Q since before I could tie my shoes and am proud that I've also now had the opportunity to be a client (3 times).

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Jason Fondran
Project Manager
Cleveland
  • Friend
  • PC
  • Left Brain
  • Scientist

Saving a woman in distress with Q and friends while catching waves in Puerto Rico.

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Alex
Designer
Wiesbaden
  • Current Q Crew
  • Multilingual
  • Mac
  • Four Eyes
  • Artist
  • Scientist
  • Musician

Thinking helps.

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Devin MacDonald
Designer
Chicago, IL
  • Q Alum

I worked at Q the summer after graduating from U of M. It was a great summer where I learned a lot from some very talented and fun people. It definitely helped shape me into the designer I am today.

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Tom Rieke
Co-Founder of Q
Ann Arbor / Barbados
  • 00s
  • 80s
  • 90s
  • Current Q Crew
  • International
  • Volleyball Team
  • Curling Team
  • Mac
  • Four Eyes

The key ingredient in Q's inexorable quest for total world domination is our corporate motto: Stay awake!

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Peter Braccio
Professional Volunteer/SysAdmin
Carmel Valley, CA
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Left Brain
  • Scientist
  • Musician

My relationship with Q not only gives me GREAT designs it also gives me the opportunity to vent about politics with Tom.

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Andrea Cardinal
Lecturer, Wayne State University
United States
  • Q Alum
  • Educator
  • Artist

Because of Q: I met my best German friend, Rieke!, traveled to LA and saw Watts Towers, went curling and feather bowling, learned about Information Architecture and what ESOP stands for. Thanks Q!

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Dan Shields
Software Engineer
Ann Arbor
  • Q Alum
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Dog Owner

I owe a lot to Q. It was where I started my career in the industry. While working at Q, I got a lot of first time experiences that pushed me forward in a successful career!

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Sam Solis
Special Events / Ann Arbor Art Center
Ann Arbor, MI
  • Client
  • Friend

For the Ann Arbor Art Center's largest fundraising event, Alissa & Jocelyn took our theme, Paint the Town, and turned it into an artistic reality. They brought our ideas to life!

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Adam Werth
Assistant Professor / Chair BFA Program
Barbados
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Dog Owner
  • Artist

I met Tom serendipitously in Barbados, and then Christine and husband on their visit to the island. We have had many fantastic and engaging conversations. Always interesting, always refreshing!

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Doug Armstrong
CEO, North Star Reach
Ann Arbor
  • Client
  • PC
  • Dog Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Left Brain
  • Scientist

Q helped launch our transformational camp project - the shared journey was an unforgettable experience - thank you, thank you, Thank YOU! Looking forward to future collaborations.

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Leo Hourvitz
Technical Art Director
Tokyo, Japan
  • Client
  • International
  • Multilingual
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Artist

After meeting the Q crew I learned to always follow them to drinks, dinner, or music. Their graphic design is good and all, but when it comes to sniffing out cool places in a new town they're tops!

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Kathryn Hall
Manager, Marketing Communications
Terumo CVS, Ann Arbor
  • 00s
  • Client
  • Friend
  • PC
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain

In the last seven years, you've helped us do it all – launch, update, rebrand, next gen – in all kinds of media! We couldn't have done it without Q, particularly Jocelyn.

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Alex Jacque
Web Designer / Developer
Ann Arbor, MI
  • 00s
  • Q Alum
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner
  • Artist

We're told that a million monkeys banging away on a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know that it is not true.

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Matthias Frey
Designer, Partner
Q Wiesbaden
  • Current Q Crew
  • Friend
  • International
  • Mac
  • Dancer

I appreciate our Q&Q friendship very much

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Blaine Roderique
Director of Emerging Media
Ann Arbor, MI
  • 00s
  • Q Alum
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Left Brain

“Blaine got a few drinks in me and took me upstairs.” For the next few years, I repeatedly told Ben that no, I did not take Alissa upstairs. Well, we did but it was a just a tour of the apartment.

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b.rad
flying robotic patent agent
hood river
  • 00s
  • 90s
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist
  • Scientist

3D co founder of WebScope ... fun working on the web site, visiting Q AA (my name is Brad...) ... been in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge at Insitu, just published 'the stars are mine' iBook

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Swaroop S
Software Developer
Chicago
  • Friend
  • International
  • Multilingual
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Musician

Big fan of the Q Team and their Jukebox

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John Guerrlich
Flash Developer
Ann Arbor
  • 80s
  • Curling Team
  • PC

Great people! Great place!

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Rob Jurewicz
Graphic Designer
Chicago
  • 00s
  • Q Alum
  • Mac
  • Four Eyes
  • Artist

I'm eternally grateful for Q because without them, my transition from art school out to the real world would have been a disaster-zone.

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Heine Esperon
Linguist at Babel Linguistics
Santa Barbara & Havana
  • Friend
  • Multilingual
  • Volleyball Team
  • Curling Team
  • Educator
  • Four Eyes
  • Dancer

Will never forget sharing space, projects, and music at Q's headquarters! (or hearing Tom cursing the uncivilized winter outside). Love to all.

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Friederike
Riekey
Wiesbaden
  • 80s
  • 90s
  • Friend
  • International
  • Multilingual
  • Mac
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist
  • Dancer

love you guys

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Deb VandenBroek
Health Care Consultant
Ann Arbor
  • Client
  • Mac

great folks great work

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Jamie Taylor
Sr. Project Manager
Ann Arbor
  • 90s
  • Q Alum
  • Cat Owner
  • Dancer

Loved the Q retreat in South Beach; how many companies would do something that cool?

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Scott Hauman
Branding Consultant
Dexter, Michigan
  • 00s
  • Q Alum
  • Mac
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Musician

Distinctively Q: positioning rooted in culture and people vs. trends and buzz words

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Joseph Becker
Associate Creative Director
Detroit
  • 80s
  • Q Alum
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Dog Owner
  • Right Brain

My favorite memory is hearing Tom talk to solicitors on the phone!

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Angela Diebolt
Retired
Ann Arbor
  • 00s
  • 90s
  • Q Alum
  • Mac

I thank Q for the life lessons, creative experiences, and lifelong friendships. Who knew business trips could be so cultural! I still miss the travels, music, and wisdom that are a part of Q.

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Margaret Lansing
Communications / NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Ann Arbor, MI
  • Friend

Feather Bowling at Cadieux Cafe

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Marie Kinscher
Grafik-Designer
Wiesbaden
  • 80s
  • Friend
  • Artist

It was really nice to get to know you! Unfortunately it was very short..... love greetings and more successful 30 years ;) !!!

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John Dill
Prof
Vancouver
  • Friend
  • International
  • Curling Team
  • PC
  • Educator
  • Cat Owner
  • Right Brain
  • Scientist

Not the years in your life, rather the life in your years

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Autumn Wolfer
Director of Marketing and Membership, Financial Managers Society
Chicago, IL
  • Friend

Q = "cool", but that so poorly describes them. Q is tops on the "think outside of the box" scale. I love how you can put a face with the name at Q. You can also put a song, a poem, or a catch phrase.

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Peter Morville
Information Architect
Ann Arbor
  • 00s
  • 90s
  • Volleyball Team
  • Dog Owner

Today, I sit in a room at a desk by a window where I first sat fifteen years ago. I stay, not for the view, but because it's a room within Q.

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Marta Strickland
Experience Strategist
Commerce, MI
  • 00s
  • Q Alum
  • Cat Owner
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain

Barking Crab, Sabor Latino, reviewing vacation pictures and hosting movie nights. Good food, good times, good work, but best of all great people!!

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Shannon Mølhave (Glutting)
Web Marketing Designer
Raleigh, NC
  • Q Alum
  • Friend
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Dancer

I will always remember playing in the infamous Q volleyball games, grabbing a brew after and singing some karaoke!

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Jacquelyn Martino
Artist-Researcher
here
  • Client
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist

If you dont agree with Tom when you start working with him, you will by the time your project is completed. Stay awake!

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Todd Szymanski
Resident Bad Boy
Higgs Field-adjacent
  • Current Q Crew
  • Mac
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist
  • Scientist

Someone may have needed a rest on the 7th day, but I was busy making Helvetica...

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Susan Gardner
Media Weaver
220 North Fifth Avenue
  • 00s
  • 80s
  • 90s
  • Vendor
  • Friend
  • Multilingual
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Cat Owner
  • Left Brain
  • Artist
  • Musician
  • Dancer

In the 90's, Q, AATA and I produced TV ads to promote public transport. Only one was misinterpreted - the "My Secret Spot" ad, which referred to one’s secret downtown parking spot. Days of innocence.

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Jocelyn Edin
Art Director
Ann Arbor
  • 00s
  • Current Q Crew
  • Volleyball Team
  • Curling Team
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Dog Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Artist
  • Dancer

I created an org chart for Q one time. It was made up of overlapping circles and I loved that. Deep respect, openness, and smiles. Everyday.

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Laurenz Nielbock
Managing Director
Q Wiesbaden / Germany
  • 90s
  • Current Q Crew
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist

Q is the letter for great people ;-)

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John Carver
Entrepreneur
Ann Arbor
  • Friend

I remember the beginning and thinking these guys are super talented but they have too much fun to make it.

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Hans Anderson
Communications Design
University of Michigan
  • 00s
  • Q Alum
  • Mac
  • Artist

My son first encountered a record player when he was visiting Q. The explanation that worked for him is that it is "like an old fashioned ipod".

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Ben Schaaf
Senior Interactive Producer, Q LTD
Ann Arbor, MI
  • Current Q Crew
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner

I will never forget (or remember the details of) The Great Pumpkin Heist of 2009.

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Casey Frushour
Freelance Graphic Designer
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 00s
  • Vendor
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner
  • Right Brain
  • Artist

I've always been impressed with the Q design philosophy and the q-uality end results of sticking with said philosophy. Good people too.

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Rie Yamaoka
Senior Designer
Berkeley
  • 80s
  • 90s
  • Q Alum
  • Friend
  • International
  • Multilingual
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Left Brain
  • Dancer

Many memorable things, but what made my jaw drop was when Tom threw himself on the ground and cried and thrashed around pretending to be a "baby" for a team building exercise for SIGGRAPH Asia.

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Jeff Callender
VP, Design Director, Q LTD
USA & sometimes Canada
  • 00s
  • 80s
  • 90s
  • Current Q Crew
  • Friend
  • Multilingual
  • Volleyball Team
  • Curling Team
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Dog Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist
  • Musician

Which one of you last borrowed my Rapidograph?

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David Spoelstra
Firebrand
Indianapolis - Auto Racing Capital of the World!
  • Friend
  • International
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Cat Owner
  • Artist
  • Scientist

The satisfaction of a job half done!

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John Bidwell
President
Florence, MA
  • 90s
  • Q Alum
  • International
  • Multilingual
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Left Brain
  • Artist

Most is a blur, but I have hazy memories of transvestite lap dances, and a "man in Cuba," and one of my best jobs ever. Wait, I feel I might pass out again…

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Andrew Glassner
Writer
Seattle, WA
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Educator
  • Four Eyes
  • Artist
  • Scientist
  • Musician

Congratulations to Q and all humans and non-humans involved in its stunning success!

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Liz Nowland-Margolis
Director of Communications
Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • 80s
  • 90s
  • Q Alum
  • Client
  • Mac
  • Dog Owner

Working with Quorum while at AATA I love the memory of the Happy New Year billboard Q designed using a real "Q" baby who is now a beautiful young woman!

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Jackie Harris
Executive Director/Producer
New Orleans
  • Client
  • Friend

My thought: We are deeply indebted and honored to be associated with the Q family and look forward to the next 30 years. ....All the best!

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Rosemary Frenza
Attorney
Ann Arbor
  • 80s
  • Friend
  • PC
  • Cat Owner
  • Four Eyes

Daughter of former Q'er Jim Frenza. Fond memories of Christine letting me use her drafting table to draw with my crayons at Quorum's original office. Ever so fond of the amazing Q team.

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Steve Kuzma
Photographer
Ann Arbor
  • Vendor
  • Mac

Q has always been great to work with.

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Louis Rosenfeld
Publisher
Brooklyn, NY
  • 90s
  • Friend

When my company shared space at Q world HQ (and I was still single), I'd often find myself working Xmas day. Sad and lonely? Nah; Tom was always working too. We'd get Chinese for lunch.

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Peter Sparling
Thurnau Professor of Dance, Screendance Artist, Writer
University of Michigan
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Artist
  • Dancer

I am forever grateful to Christine, Ben and Q for providing me with a window onto the world out there, and a format with which to stage my many new screendance performances! Thank you!

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Mike Weil
Vice President, Exhibition Management
Westmont, IL
  • Friend
  • PC

Q LTD provides high-quality work, but they do not take themselves too seriously in the process.

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Annie Wolock
online marketing strategist
343 S. Main Street, A2
  • 00s
  • 90s
  • Q Alum
  • Vendor
  • Friend
  • Volleyball Team
  • Curling Team
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Cat Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Left Brain
  • Artist

Lots of memories from the Q volleyball games. Especially the games held out at the Pleasant Lake Tavern on karaoke nights. Did we ever get Tom up there?

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John Luther
Career Development Coordinator
U of M School of Art & Design
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Dancer

A&D's connection to Q is incredible! We love having such talented people interested in our students. Long live Q!

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Faith Taylor
Student
Ann Arbor/Varanasi-India
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Artist
  • Dancer

The best fort I have ever had was in the Q attic. The only problem was I had to climb over Tom's computer to get in! A Q kid for life!

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Brian Rosewarne
Partner
applEcon
  • Client
  • Friend
  • Multilingual
  • PC
  • Left Brain

Q helped us figure out who we are as a company and, perhaps more importantly, where we want to go. They are wonderfully patient people, a trait that is reflected in their thoughtful, meticulous work.

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Sebastian
Designer
at Rhine
  • Friend
  • Cat Owner

Wer später bremst, ist länger schneller.

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Kathryn Huss
Deputy Director, UM Museum of Art
Ann Arbor, MI
  • Client
  • Friend

Best creative work ever done for The Ark's Folk Festival and website!! Also remembering a crazy party at the Aut Bar a few years ago... Congratulations on all your accomplishments. xxoo

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Karen Parker Moeller
Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 80s
  • Q Alum
  • Mac

1st one in the office after an electrical storm, I discovered a fried stat machine. It was blinking, buzzing & smelled like ozone. I was afraid it would attack me before I could unplug it.

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Patricia Greve
Office Manager
Q North American Headquarters
  • Current Q Crew
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner
  • Dancer

Greatest lesson learned: Lock the door!

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Don Hammond
Hammond Design owner
301 Wilton St., Ann Arbor
  • 00s
  • 80s
  • Q Alum
  • Friend
  • Mac
  • Cat Owner

Guzzling martinis @ Cracked Crab w/Doug; Jim Frenza whistling; Yelling at drunken painters; Michael Jackson, Liz, and Liza; watching 9/11 events on TV in upstairs apt w/Q crew

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Michelle Blomberg
Faculty/Director, Digital Media Arts
Glendale Community College, Arizona
  • 90s
  • Q Alum
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Educator
  • Four Eyes
  • Right Brain
  • Artist
  • Musician

Blending work and play with awesome friends, volleyball at Dewey's, the SIGGRAPH identity projects, South Beach, Argus Inc. and Interconnect in the house. Dolly Parton, Miles Davis and Celia Cruz.

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Mike McMillan
Design Student / Intern
Ann Arbor
  • Current Q Crew
  • Friend
  • Volleyball Team
  • Mac
  • Four Eyes

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