A visionary automotive and aviation design consultancy.
In our twenty year history we have excelled in bringing together a team of highly experienced designers and engineers to produce some of the world’s most innovative design solutions.
Adopting the most up to date practices, Design Q specialises in automotive and aviation interior design providing it's clients with market driven solutions and truly unique inventions.
Founded in 1997 by directors Howard Guy and Gary Doy, Design Q has become an internationally recognised, multi-award winning brand.
Design Q pushes the boundaries of creativity to discover new ways of providing exclusive design solutions. We make concepts reality.
Howard Guy - CEO
"If a designer is not an optimist and a dreamer then design is not the right career for them"
Inspired by the 1960’s TV show ‘Thunderbirds’, Howard spent his childhood dreaming and designing remarkable things. At school, Art and Metalwork were the highlight of his week and the exposure of Fine Art, Graphic Design and Furniture Design firmly set him on a career path of designing and making.
Howard obtained a BA Honours degree in Industrial Design and Engineering before successfully gaining a place at The Royal College of Art in London, where he went on to achieve a Master’s Degree in Automotive Design.
Howard began at Jaguar Cars in 1987 where he took concept designs through to production with engineering and the supply base. Later progressing to Principal Designer in 1993 he established the marketing direction on the iconic Jaguar XJ6 series.
In 1997 Howard Guy and Gary Doy formed Design Q. For Howard, Design Q was born out of a need to venture into the unknown and to be more ambitious and forward thinking in the world of design.
Howard’s objective for Design Q now is to be bigger, faster and sexier with the aim of lifting clients higher than the rest.
Gary Doy - CEO
Gary Doy holds a BA Honours degree in Industrial Design & Transportation and is a former winner of the Royal Society of Arts Automotive Design Competition.
Gary has over 30 years Design Experience. Formerly an automotive designer with Rover Group in the UK and Kick Design of Holland before joining Jaguar Cars as a designer in 1989.
Gary was appointed as Senior Designer on both the S-type saloon and XK8 sports car programmes. He was instrumental in the development and styling of the X200 sports saloon and also accredited as principal stylist for the XK8 sports car, becoming head of the Design Strategy Studio within Jaguar before leaving to form Design Q with Howard Guy in 1997.
Over the past 15 years Gary has been involved in a number of Commercial and Business Jet aircraft projects with a focus on aircraft seating.