Professional 
Background

Envisioning Innovation at the World's Top Companies

Quinn O'Briant brings design and innovation expertise to some of the world's top companies, including Google, NCR, AT&T, Kimberly-Clark, and Equifax. Quinn is honored to be a trusted partner of Google Cloud.

She teaches Design and Innovation as a Guest Lecturer at Emory University.

A Global Leader in K-12 Innovation

 

As Google for Education’s launch Transformation Partner, Quinn and her team have led sessions with the California Department of Education, the Georgia Department of Education, and dozens of K-12 school systems throughout the United States, the UK, and Australia.

Google's Expert in Design Thinking & Content Strategy

 

Quinn was one of Google’s first in-house design thinking facilitators, and served in that role for four years, working internally with Googlers and externally with Google’s partner companies.

 

She was also a senior content strategist at Google, mentoring and coaching a team of writers who routinely published their work to two billion readers. 

 

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Writer, Professor, Entrepreneur

Quinn is a two-time author, serial entrepreneur, and former English and Creative Writing professor at City College of San Francisco, where she served students for seven years. She has been a published writer for more than two decades. 

Emory, Stanford, Goddard, and Johns Hopkins

Quinn holds a BA in Religion from Emory University, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and a Master of Liberal Arts from Stanford University. Fun fact: her Stanford thesis on governmental failures before 9/11 is now used to teach graduate students in military intelligence at Johns Hopkins University.