Executive Creative Director
The Partners

Greg Quinton is Executive Creative Director at global brand consultancy, The Partners and a member of the D&AD Executive Board.

With writer Nick Asbury, He is the co-author, of the second edition of “A Smile in the Mind” A design book that has been the authority on the understanding and role of wit in graphic design and communication.

This major update builds on the original content and now showcases 1000+ examples (600+ new)
to become an invaluable guide and record on the subject.

Publishing date March 2016 by Phaidon Press in what will be the 20th anniversary year of the original.

Throughout his career Greg has won in excess of 200 international design awards including Black and Yellow D&AD pencils, Cannes Lions, Clios and New York Festivals and even has work in the permanent collection at the V&A, London.

His work has spans a wide variety of clients including AirAsia, Vodafone, HSBC, Jaguar, The Connaught, McLaren, Wedgwood, BBC and The National Gallery.

Greg is actively involved in supporting and promoting design education by mentoring and through his role on the D&AD Executive Board. A subject he passionate believes in and struggles to separate from his family life with his four children.

As well as winning awards, Greg is often asked to chair and judge awards programmes around the world. 

Judging panel

Alan Dye

Co-founder and Creative Director
NB Studio

Dave Palmer

Executive Creative Director
LOVE Creative

Greg Quinton

Executive Creative Director
The Partners

Hana Tanimura

Senior Designer
Google Creative Lab, London

James Ramsden

Executive Creative Director
Coley Porter Bell

Spencer Buck

Creative Partner & Founder
Taxi Studio Ltd