Quinn Keast

About

I’m Quinn Keast, a user experience & product designer.

Portrait of Quinn Keast, the handsome devil

The nitty gritty

I enjoy crafting new products and experiences and working to make existing ones better. The processes and thinking involved in creating effective products through human-centred design are immensely satisfying.

I have more than 14 years of expertise that covers the entire product design process: from research and strategy to execution and shipping. My background is in graphic design, complemented by a lifetime of tinkering with digital tools, languages, and technologies that gives me a high-craft and deep technical basis for my practice.

In 2011, I co-founded Caribou, a user experience strategy and design consultancy that works with product teams and organizations to make better products and experiences.

Aside from all that, I’m a Canadian currently working out of Berlin, and I enjoy playing Ultimate frisbee, writing, and hanging out with my mini Australian Shepherd.

Want to know about my guiding values and how I work as a human? I’ve created a Quinn.ReadMe that acts as a user guide for me.

Timeline

Airplane / Developer Infrastructure for Internal Tools
San Francisco Remote

2023 – 2024
Staff Product Designer
2024
(Acquired by Airtable)

Sourcegraph / Universal Code Search & Intelligence Platform
San Francisco Remote

2022 – 2023
Staff Product Designer
2020 – 2022
Senior Product Designer

Marley Spoon / Meal Kit Service
Berlin Hybrid

2019 – 2020
UX Lead
2018 – 2019
Senior UX/UI Designer

Ducks Unlimited Canada / Wetland & Wildlife Conservancy
Canada Hybrid

2012 – 2018
UX Specialist

UX Lab / Usability Testing Space

2017 – 2018
Co-Founder

UX Winnipeg / Design Community Events & Organization

2017 – 2018
Co-Organizer

Caribou / Strategy & Design Consultancy

2011 – Present
Co-Founder & Designer

Relish / Branding & Design Studio

2009 – 2012
Graphic Designer

Select client list

  • 24/7 InTouch
  • Andrea Shelley
  • Arlan Group
  • Canadian Ultimate Championships
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Emerge Knowledge Design
  • Forth
  • Funding Change
  • IBEX Payroll
  • Jackfruit
  • Johnston Group
  • Lighthouse
  • Marley Spoon
  • MODS
  • Native Plant Solutions
  • Neovation
  • Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre
  • Ultimate Canada
  • UnionWare
  • Walnut
  • VC Ultimate