theGRQP's mission is to create beautiful art showcasing the immense pride people have for their state, city and neighborhoods.
theGRQP is a (very) small design studio founded by two Bay Area natives, artists, and friends. 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 been creating 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 turned on. Soon after, Katya declared Graphic Design as her major and never looked back. Since graduating from college, she has worked in the creative field honing her skills in design and marketing, which have proven essential to starting a small business. theGRQP 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).