Hi! We’re Lindsey & Erick Quinones, the (kind of still newlywed!) husband and wife team behind Gallerie Q. We’ve always been creatives at heart–Lindsey has a day job as a graphic designer and marketing communications specialist and Erick can pretty much make anything from scratch–but it wasn’t until we started planning our own wedding that we realized… hey, this could be a thing. Lindsey had a vision and Erick made it happen, and together we branded and designed every part of our wedding from planter boxes made from pallets, to faux mercury glass votives (made from dollar store items, no less!) to custom labels for our wedding favors, to all our paper needs–invitations, menus, programs, signage, you name it. Erick even made our wedding cake, and it was gorgeous! (Note: baking wedding cakes is not a service Gallerie Q currently offers, haha). Our guests loved our attention to detail, and we loved sharing our work with them.
After that, projects and ideas just kept coming in. Lindsey began creating art for their new home and Erick began crafting both small and large projects. Through social media and word of mouth, friends–and friends of friends–began to catch on and request custom work for themselves. And suddenly, we realized we needed a name. A brand.
Our last name is Quinones (pronounced kin-YO-nes). Erick is Filipino, hence the Spanish-rooted surname. But living in the South, many people have a hard time spelling or even pronouncing that, so we needed something simpler. We also wanted to somehow wrap all our projects into one. We didn’t just do graphic design, we didn’t just do woodworking and handmade crafts. We do photography, and branding, and website development, and physical pieces of art for the home. It’s a collection of work right now, something we’re constantly building and perfecting the pieces for. Think of a museum choosing a mix of sculptures and art, or trying to collect a gallery wall of items in your home office. You’re going to have a bit of everything, but somehow, it’s all going to go together. So we call ourselves a Gallerie (a nod back to Lindsey’s French heritage with the word galerie but with an American spelling). And that’s how Gallerie Q creative boutique came to be.
We plan to keep this name as a prefix for our work… so you’ll see Gallerie Q Photography, Gallerie Q Weddings, etc. branded on various projects. We have dreams of moving even beyond Gallerie Q and specializing in one or two niches one day, but for now, we want to share all our work with you, in the hopes that you’ll find something that will tickle your fancy. If you do, drop us a line and let us know. We’re all about custom work, too. Just like we started with our wedding: you dream it, and we’ll do what we can to make it happen. We’d love to work with you–contact us anytime and we’ll chat!
I work full-time as a marketing communications specialist, but my true passion lies in graphic & web design, branding, and photography. I could spend hours poring over beautifully styled paper invitation suites, handlettered calligraphy and home decor (let’s be honest, I actually do spend hours doing this). I’m originally from New England, and love me some Patriots football. My other hobbies include spending time in nature, gardening, cooking, homemaking, and watching Asian dramas. But my first and foremost priority is spending time with Jesus, my amazing husband and my family. We have an awesome group of friends (both near and far) who share our close bond with each other and with our Savior. God has blessed us all so much, and we owe our success and opportunities to Him!
I’m a personal trainer and nutrition specialist, currently pursuing my Master’s degree in public health. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve liked trying my hand at everything–I guess you could say I’m a jack of all trades. I love everything from playing sports, to working on cars, to woodworking, to baking. I have a huge Filipino family with more aunts and uncles and cousins that I’ve even taken the time to count, but many of them are far away in Michigan, so Lindsey and I are constantly taking trips up there to visit. I do the logistical and financial work for Gallerie Q, and I also create all the handcrafted items like cutting boards, signs, decor and even bigger stuff like kitchen islands and desks. Basically all the physical labor! Just kidding, Lindsey. :P We both work equally as hard at this business, and the best part is working together as a team to make it all happen.