our mission, vision
& values

Welcome to AQ Studio, where we're all about doing things differently! Our goal is simple: we love to mix things up and bring fresh ideas to the table. We proudly follow the slow work movement because we know that greatness takes time. We're big fans of genuine craftsmanship, treating each campaign, event, production, and brand we create as a unique work of art.

When it comes to creativity, we've got the secret sauce. We open the door to innovation and let our imagination run free. Whether it's top-notch hospitality or lifestyle brands, we're not afraid to push the boundaries of visual storytelling, influencer campaigns, events, or digital marketing consultation. We're not here to blend in; we're here to stand out and make waves.

Our team runs on passion, caffeine, and the burning desire to design, launch, and amplify influencer-led campaigns, events, and visuals that leave everyone amazed. We're not just about making noise; we're about crafting stories that truly connect with your audience.

So, if you're ready for an exciting journey with us, where smart ideas meet strategic action, then AQ Studio is your ultimate destination. Together, we'll cut through the digital noise, make our mark, and redefine what it means to create an impact. So, grab your ideas, unleash your creativity, and let's make some noise together!

Our aesthetics

Step into the world of AQ Studio, where we're an embodiment of the “African Quaintrelle” spirit – your haven for aesthetics, creativity, and a distinctive African-inspired style.

Peaceful Simplicity: Amid the digital frenzy, we offer a tranquil haven. Our studio's love for simplicity creates a serene escape from the noise, allowing your content to shine with an understated elegance that captures attention effortlessly.

Memories of the Coast: Envision the captivating allure of Africa’s coasts, where waves embrace sandy shores and memories weave into time. Our inspirations drawn from this breathtaking scenery infuse nostalgia with contemporary flair across our website, socials, newsletters, and designs. The colors and textures evoke the enduring charm of the coast.

Inspiring Harmony: In the rush of the digital world, we understand the need for calm. AQ Studio's designs cocoon you in peace amidst chaos, allowing your brand to thrive and be creatively expressive in a safe haven.

So, if you’re ready to embark on a special visual journey with us – one that’s simple, coastal, and calming – come join AQ Studio. Together, we’ll weave a beautiful story that lingers in the hearts and minds of those who experience it.

Our CORE Team

Let us paint a vivid picture of who we are:

Energetic. Hard-working. Creative. These words perfectly describe our remarkable team, always on the move and never settling for the ordinary. With our footprints stretching between Arusha, Zanzibar, Dubai, and London, we're a global powerhouse of talent, bringing diverse perspectives and cultural richness to every project we tackle.

Passion is the fuel that drives us forward. We genuinely care about our clients and the work we do. Our dedication runs deep, igniting a fire within us to deliver nothing short of excellence. When it comes to visual storytelling, consultation, influencer-led campaigns and experiential events, we're not just industry-savvy; we have a natural intuition that sets us apart. It’s not merely a job for us; it’s an authentic love affair with the world of creativity and digital innovation.

What sets us apart? Well, besides our knack for staying one step ahead, we possess a generational advantage over our competition. We're not just familiar with the latest trends; we helped shape them. We navigate the ever-evolving landscape of digital marketing with finesse, leveraging our experience and insight to guide our clients toward unparalleled success.

So, if you're ready to join forces with a team that brings passion, expertise, and a competitive edge to the table, your search ends here. At AQ Studio, we don’t just aim t to meet your expectations; we aim to surpass them and leave a lasting mark on the digital realm. Let's make noise together!

Gloria Marandu
Founder & CEO
Meet Gloria, the trailblazing founder, and unstoppable CEO of AQ Studio. With an academic background in marketing and management as well as a Ph.D. in entrepreneurship, Gloria is a true industry powerhouse. She fearlessly challenges boundaries, having previously held the position of CEO at Marmalade Collective and excelled as a freelance social media manager.

Gloria's unwavering passion for entrepreneurship and innovative thinking has paved the way for AQ Studio's distinctive approach to digital marketing. Recognizing herself as the epitome of an African Quaintrelle - a stylish and sophisticated woman who embodies elegance, refinement, and a strong sense of individuality, paying meticulous attention to her appearance, fashion, and overall lifestyle - she named the studio "AQ Studio" as the African Quaintrelle Studio.

Her mission is to empower African-owned or operated premium hotels, restaurants, lifestyle brands, and digital creators to carve their niche in the digital landscape. Leveraging her unparalleled expertise in influencer marketing, social media strategies, and campaign brilliance, Gloria propels AQ Studio to unprecedented heights. Get ready to be inspired by her dynamic leadership and boundless creativity in the realm of creative digital marketing.
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