I like making things. A lot. I enjoy thinking about how things are made, who they are made for, what the best method to make them might be, and, most of all, why. Finessing the small details that make a whole experience sing is electrifying.
Mostly, I love working with the movers, shakers, and do-gooders—the people making stuff happen! You know, people don’t live in bubbles—and neither does design and technology. Knowing the work I do can amplify a vital message or be a key tool to solve a tough problem is so gratifying.
I am straightforward, strategic, and just a bit sassy. And I'm here to use my design and technical skills to build powerful connections, stronger communities, and a more equitable and sustainable world. So, let's get to work. Let's make something that matters.
~ Jacqueline Quintanilla ~
10. Fun. Facts.
🍋 Pucker up! 🍋
Lemons are my favorite fruit. As a kid, I would bring them to school as a snack with a little salt. Limes are a close second, but they mostly make their appearance as a garnish.🍹 Yum!
The Great Minnesota Get-Together
There's nothing as ridiculous, as earnest, as chaotic, nor as fun as the Minnesota State Fair. And I eat. it. up. Every year, I go more than once—it’s just not possible to sample all of the foods-on-a-stick, try all of the wacky beers, see all of the art and tractors and animals in only one go. It’s a twelve-day feast of the senses coming! Get your walking shoes ready.
Jeg snakker dansk! Ikke det bedste, men godt nok. Da jeg var i gymnasiet var jeg en udvekslingsstudent i et år. Det var dejligt.
I'm pretty into cats. I have two furry jerks—Kirby + Comet. They bring me endless joy, constant vexation, and plenty of snuggles. 10/10 would do again.
😻 😻 😻 😻 😻
Splish Splash 💦
Lakes, rivers, oceans, pools, large puddles—I'm into all of it. There’s nothing better than sitting on a dock and listening to the waves hit the shore.
Responsibility. Relator. Adaptability. Learner. Arranger.
💪 I used to be a Strengths Coach. Those are my top five.☝ I ran workshops and one-on-one sessions for college students to better understand and apply their strengths. I can nerd out about StrengthsFinder for days. Seriously. Just get me started.
I’m really into ideograms.
As you can probably already tell, I’m into emoji. They’re silly and fun! Like a dash of spice in your text block. Here are some of my faves: 😻 🌮 🎉 💃 🍻
And my Bitmoji has been wearing her rabbit suit since last Easter. Now that’s some hot fashion.
I’m absolutely obsessed with podcasts. It’s verging on problematic. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to get all of these amazing sounds into my ears. Here are my current top picks:
In addition to drinking beer, I make it. Under the name of Cat Party Brewing and in my dingy basement, every couple of months I morph into a mad scientist and brew up something witchy. Currently on tap: Ginger Beer, Garden Party Fresh Hop Saison (with hops from my yard!), and How Now Brown Cow Chocolate Stout.
Favorite color? Ha.
Rainbow. And sparkle. #forever