About

Good design made accessible to all.

We’re passionate about what we do. Founded in 1985 in London, the agency designs brands and the built environment on large and small projects throughout the UK, Europe and internationally.

Our team comprises designers and illustrators, marketers, strategists and copywriters, photographers and web developers, architects and surveyors. This collaboration strengthens our ability to remain competitive and flexible and encourages a collective spirit, innovation and emotion.

Whether engaged in a complete scheme or supplying an integral part of a larger project, we aim to deliver to the highest standard, ensuring our best results.

As for environmental targets, we look to reusable and more sustainable materials and the supply chain to help reduce our impact on the environment.

Investing in a design partner benefits any organisation. Think of GDA as your very own design and marketing department. Our open, honest approach ensures that the partnership works for you, the client, and us as designers.

GDA is the design partner across many sectors including; Agriculture, Apparel and Charities, Concrete and Aggregates, Education, Electronics and Environmental, Estate and Event Management, Finance, Healthcare, Hospitality and Leisure, Information Technology, Marine Industry, Pharmaceuticals and Property Development, Retail, Sustainable Technologies, Telecoms, Television News and Visitor Attractions.

“We truly believe good design is key to people’s sense of understanding and wellbeing” – GDA

“Our approach ensures the partnership works for you, the client, and us as designers” – GDA

“We take our obligations seriously and always aim to deliver to the highest possible standard” – GDA

© Andrew Gardiner

Andrew Gardiner is focused, creative and has considerable experience as a designer and project director. He comes up with ideas, figures out how to make it happen, oversees the production process, provides guidance and maintains communication with the client and team.

He admires objects and spaces designed for people, society and purpose; embraces technology and modern working practices and campaigns clean stylish aesthetics. His direction comes from industrial designers and architects like Charles and Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, Robin and Lucienne Day, Arne Jacobsen, Dieter Rams, Jacob Jensen and Aino and Alvar Aalto.

His awareness of the bigger picture, sense of proportion and attention to detail bring confidence and reassurance to the design process and implementation.

Born in London, Andrew grew up around creatives, art and mid-century modern design. He studied photography before joining T&G Display Studios in London. After a couple of years, he joined Johnson Matthey, and for six years designed and managed their exhibitions and events. Andrew was an account director with Gardiner & Torne and became a member of the Chartered Society of Designers (MCSD) in 1995 and is a member of the Museums Association and Sign Design Society.

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