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Welcome


PDQ is a happy, upbeat bunch of creative professionals living in a big house in Suffolk. We love designing, typesetting, illustrating, cakes, making PDFs and all sorts of other stuff. Fonts; scripts; brown paper packages tied up with string; coffee.


Our history


PDQ was established in 1992 by Paul Dossett (hence the PD – the Q stands for Quality). We're situated in the beautiful Waveney Valley on the Norfolk/Suffolk border where Paul and the team built up a reputation in book design and reprographics that earned the attention and partnership of some of the world's largest publishers.

We pursue excellence in everything we do and have been state-of-the-art since state-of-the-art meant Linotype and a brand new Macintosh 128K (Google it!). These days half our staff have never used a facsimile machine, but that doesn't mean we've neglected our traditional skills. We're all fully equipped and eager to bring you top of the line publishing services.

27

years
of PDQ


1

accidental
pet chicken

24

team
members


306

years of
combined
experience

Services

Design


Design is about more than just colour, text, and layout – it gives your content a voice. We are privileged to work alongside authors and publishers to produce beautifully presented content that educates, entertains and inspires.


Typesetting


Books (printed or digital) are our bread and butter. We've been designing for publishers for over 25 years so you can trust us to understand the ins and outs of the industry.


Illustration


Whimsical or technical, as well as the traditional use of ink and watercolour – we turn figurative and technical illustration into a visual story at a budget to suit your illustrative needs.


Pre-press


Press-ready PDFs, FOGRA certified proofing – even scanning and retouching – our team will always deliver the highest quality.

Editorial


PDQ is happy to offer full editorial services through our long trusted partners. From initial content development to project managing, permissions, research and testing, we can provide the full package. We work with authors and publishers to bring manuscripts to life, with all the i s dotted and the t s crossed.


Digital asset management


Your files become assets when they're too valuable to lose. With our management system you'll have all digital assets stored in a centralised library from which you and your team can browse, tag, search and download.


ePublishing


We'll happily convert your digital content into an ebook compatible with iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo or pretty much any other reading device you care to throw at us.

Meet the team

Portrait of Ben Ben
Managing Director
Portrait of Claire Claire
Finance & HR Director
Portrait of Marcus Marcus
Head of Design
Portrait of Jason Jason
Production Manager
Portrait of Dave Dave
Digital Services Manager
Portrait of Charlotte Charlotte
Account Manager & PA to the Directors
Portrait of Vicki Vicki
Account Controller
Portrait of Gemma Gemma
Admin Assistant
Portrait of Ellie Ellie
Admin Assistant
Portrait of Ed Ed
Senior Production Controller
Portrait of Kyle Kyle
Production Controller
Portrait of Glen Glen
Technical Development Manager
Portrait of Jo Jo
Senior Designer
Portrait of Hannah Hannah
Senior Designer
Portrait of Andy Andrew
Creative Artworker
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Graphic Designer
Portrait of Anna Anna
Graphic Designer
Portrait of Avril Avril
Illustrator & Junior Graphic Designer
Portrait of Iona Iona
Junior Graphic Designer
Portrait of Steve Steve
Artworker
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Who we work with

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What we do

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