Creating strong Place Brands
From strategy to implemention – we help you to develop your city or touristic region into a unique and successful brand.
Brand positioning & Brand strategy \ Brand voice & tag line \ Brand design \ Brand guidelines \ Design templates
Online & print advertising campaigns \ Website \ Magazines \ Signage & wayfinding systems \ TVC & Video \ Print material
WE ARE SUPER SKILLED Big Picture Thinkers & CRAFTSMen
Your award winning team for strong destination brands: Studio Q Brand Lab and GD Consulting
we create formulas for brand awesomeness
Studio Q Brand Lab is an award-winning branding and design agency with a special focus on tourism and the hospitality industry. Since being founded in 2002, in Austria, we have strived to deliver brand awesomeness to every part of the world, from our offices in Vienna and Belgrade. We offer a full range of integrated services, from brand strategy to design and deliver solutions, in all forms of media: print, web and moving image. As a family business, the team is led by the creative director couple Michael Svec and Iva Rakic-Svec and strategy consultant Univ. Prof. Ivica Rakic.
our experienced Partner in Analysis & Strategy: Balazs Kovacs, GD consulting
Balazs Kovacs, MBA, is well versed in destination development and strategic planning and has first hand experience of crafting the image of an entire country on a foreign market. Before serving as a director of the Austrian office of the Hungarian Tourism Agency he was a Chief Advisor in the Hungarian State Secretariat for Tourism and worked in the Prime Minister's communication team. He was a member of the National Tourism Strategy working group and managed projects and studies regarding the EU tourism sector.
Why work with us?
“There are many agencies around, but only a few can match Studio Q’s perfect combination of creativity, goal-oriented flexibility and professional client management.”
Dr. francesca guidetti
Head of Marketing
Tourism Board of lower austria
“We were very impressed with the expertise of the agency in the brand strategy phase, particularly with the in-depth, target audience analysis. The results are great and guest feedback is excellent.”
Hotel Kaiserhof Vienna
We re-designed the destination brand of the province of Lower Austria – and raised the brand profile on the German market through a campaign.
For the European Union, we developed the umbrella brand for all programmes for transnational cooperation, making European efforts more visible to people.
Interreg Central Europe
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the programme, we produced a video in order to bring their ideas and initatives closer to people.
Mobility Week Vienna
For the City of Vienna we designed the visual identity and a communication campaign for this week of events to promote sustainable transportation.
6 top Reasons to work with us
one-stop shop for all your needs
From strategy and design to implementation in print, online and in motion graphics – we offer everything from a single source.
International design awards, like the IF DESIGN AWARD, highlight the quality of our work.
extensive industry expertise
As one of the most influential tourism managers in Hungary and Austria, our head consultant Balazs Kovacs has shaped national and regional brand and communication strategies on many levels.
Comprehensive Market overview
Through years of experience and regular trend scouting trips, we know the global market, current trends and best practice examples; thus, we know what works and what doesn't.
EXPERIENCED INTERNATIONAL TEAm
Our creative heads, Michael Svec, Iva Rakic-Svec und Prof. Ivica Rakic, have taught at various international universities.
The feedback from our clients shows that a cooperation pays off. Together we define and monitor your KPIs and track our success.