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 include designers, illustrators, marketers, strategists and copywriters, photographers and web developers, architects and surveyors, and contractors. This collaboration makes us competitive and flexible and encourages collective energy, innovation and emotion.

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

As for environmental targets, we look to specify reusable and more sustainable materials where possible.

As an agency, we work with all kinds of people and organisations. Multi-nationals, small and medium-sized businesses and startups. Property developers, land agents, event organisers, fundraisers, influencers, agencies, architects, surveyors, and specialist contractors.

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 open-minded and has considerable experience as a designer and project director. He comes up with ideas, figures out how to make them happen, oversees the production process, provides guidance and maintains communication with the client and team.

He has a grasp of the bigger picture, a sense of proportion, attention to detail and knows how to edit out what’s unnecessary.

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 two years, he joined Johnson Matthey and managed the design and logistics for their global exhibitions and events for six years. Andrew was an account director at the design agency Gardiner & Torne until 2000. He became a member of the Chartered Society of Designers (MCSD) in 1995 and is a member of the Museums Association and Sign Design Society.

Andrew admires objects and spaces designed for people, society and purpose; he embraces technology, modern working practices, and campaigns with clean, stylish aesthetics. His early 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.

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