When Q’s Advertising set up business in 1974, it quickly became a leading illustrator of outdoor and movie billboards for clients like the Shaw, Cathay and Eng Wah chains of cinemas. Over the years, we have evolved into the go-to company for organisations looking to create a splash with the most original or outlandish sets for both festive and corporate events.
We are standard-bearers for our craft because, at our core, we are artists first. Q’s founder, Chan Saw Kiong, whose father was a fine artist, graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts himself. His daughter Valerie, to whom he has handed over much of the reins of the company in her capacity as Director, has likewise inherited her father’s artistic bent. She now runs Q’s with the creative sensibilities that have shaped and sustained the family business since its establishment four decades ago.
In Q’s, the Chans have crafted a creative organisation that thrives on exceeding expectations. Our company lore abounds with anecdotal evidence of this trait, going right back to the occasion in the early days when an unknown and equally unassuming Chan Saw Kiong turned a sceptic into a longstanding client by conjuring an air duct into a sprawling dragon at the Singapore Science Centre. His business ethos is why the firm he founded, despite being a relatively modest outfit, enjoys an outsize reputation.
From an original staff of four, Q’s Advertising has expanded into a full-service design and production company specialising in the creation of original and experiential environments for retail and corporate clients across industries.