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Quinlin Messenger

Founder & Director, JUST Design

Quinlin’s creative identity is rooted in his African American, Native American and Jewish heritage; he channels and honors these legacies through design justice, an awareness and healing modality that is at the core of his practice - engaging communities and projects with a sensitivity and focus towards healthy living, social + environmental empowerment, and legacy cultivation. In tandem, Messenger works closely with artists to facilitate conversations and experiences around race, equity, diversity, and inclusion. As the Creative Director of JUST Design, Quinlin believes design is a tool for social and environmental transformation, and that systems can be and should be just for all. Understanding the historical, current, and future contexts of projects is integral to Quinlin’s process and approach, integrating co-creative and eco-centered practices to address the deepest challenges our communities and ecosystems face.