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Quinnton Harris

Co-founder & CEO, Retrospect

President of the Design Lions


Quinnton Harris

Quinnton is a co-founder and CEO of Retrospect, a black-owned, creative storytelling and technology studio focused on design and marketing. Retrospect is on a mission to make brands as culturally connected, inclusive and equitable as possible. His career spans across digital advertising, early-stage technology companies and digital experience design. A graduate of MIT, Quinnton has forged an untraditional path as a creative storyteller and a technologist, serving as a creative leader at Digitas, Procter & Gamble acquired startup Walker & Company Brands (makers of the brand Bevel), Blavity, Inc., and Publicis Sapient.

He is passionate about developing spaces for unique and diverse creative talent to grow and thrive. Most recently, Quinnton co-founded a Bay Area, California creative collective that sparked a national movement for corporate America and policymakers to make Juneteenth a federally recognized holiday in 2020. The grassroots led integrated campaign resulted in commitments from over 600 of the biggest companies and helped influence a signed bill by President Biden in 2021.