who we are.
I'm David McGinty, and in 2014 I co-founded Walnut Wasp with my partner Gail Kelly, in order to make money to spend on guitars and chocolate-covered pretzels.
Prior to Walnut Wasp, I ran a digital video production business that made marketing collateral for small companies, and I also shot loads of wedding videos every year. I launched my first business in January of 2008. There's a case to be made that January of 2008 was the worst month in recent history in which to attempt to start a business venture. But it worked out pretty good, and I gained loads of experience in marketing and video production during that time, as well as contacts across various disciplines. I also met my partner (and now my wife) Gail, who worked at a creative agency in Glasgow as senior designer, as well as for herself as a freelance photographer. We soon realised that we'd be able to achieve a lot more by combining our skills - and we also fell in love along the way. We share a love of the following: soul music, Japanese cuisine, clean typography.
Today, our goals for the business are to keep building long-term relationships with clients and collaborators, and to keep thriving the food and beverage market and the wedding market, where we have loads of experience and expertise. We also plan to continue to do work for causes that strive for equality and that oppose poverty, as we've done in the past with our documentary work for Show Racism the Red Card and Maryhill Foodbank.
co-founder, walnut wasp