About

I’m Quinn Keast, a user experience designer.

The Nitty Gritty

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

I have over eight years of expertise that covers the entire human-centred design process: from research and strategy to finished interface design and front-end development. My education is in design, which is complemented by a lifetime of tinkering with digital tools, languages, and technologies.

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 recently relocated from Winnipeg to Berlin, and I enjoy playing Ultimate frisbee, strength training, writing, and baking macarons.

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 Quinn.

Timeline

Caribou / Strategy & Design Consultancy
UX Designer, Partner
2011 —

Marley Spoon / Meal Kit Service
Senior UX/UI Designer
2018 —

Ducks Unlimited Canada / Environmental Conservancy
UX Specialist
2012 — 2018

UX Lab / UX & Usability Testing Space
Co-Founder
2017 — 2018

UX Winnipeg / Events & Community Organization
Co-Organizer
2017 — 2018

Relish Design Studio / Branding & Design Studio
Graphic Designer
2009 – 2012

Presentations

Quinn Keast, “Accessibility—Designing Sustainability,” Red River College, January 2018.

Quinn Keast, “Word Choices and Language in UX,” UX Winnipeg, October 2017.

Quinn Keast & Jen Goertzen, “Putting UX to the Test: User Interviews & Usability Testing,” North Forge, May 2017.

Quinn Keast, “On User Experience,” Ducks Unlimited Canada, September 2015.