theGRQP is a (very) small design studio founded by two local San Franciscan artists. Our business started from weekly meetings, which were affectionately referred to as "the get rich quick project". As our ideas grew and solidified, the name stuck and theGRQP was born. We've loved every minute of it and our mission is to share that joy with you. It's endless fun to create art for theGRQP and we hope that feeling continues over to you when you bring your art home.
Although Katya has always been designing since she was little, she never considered pursuing it seriously until her sophomore year of college. While her roommate, a graphic design major, was working on homework, Katya peeked at what she was doing and a light bulb went on. Soon after, Katya declared Graphic Design as her major and never looked back. Since graduating from SDSU in 2007, she has worked as a designer for several companies as well as taken on many freelance projects. Being able to work on such a wide variety of projects has been fulfilling and an incredible learning experience, and now she is ready to take on another adventure, starting a business. The GRQP is her outlet to share her personal work with everyone, and she couldn’t be more excited.
At age 5, Shawn embarked on a his first entrepreneurial mission - selling his own illustrated books to family and neighbors at twenty-five cents a pop. Having no start-up costs or overhead, Shawn's net worth skyrocketed to $1.25 in his first day. Twenty some years later, he is still at it, with slightly better artwork and a farther reaching "neighborhood". Shawn set down the crayons in exchange for a mouse, and now thinks of Photoshop as an extension of his body. Having worked with the program almost everyday since 1997, he is confident in his abilities. However, Shawn remains humble knowing his designs most likely won't change the world, but he hopes they will at least change some walls (for the better).