2019 Black Graduate Celebration
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Kirsch Auditorium (32-123) 32 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA 02139
The Black Alumni/ae of MIT (BAMIT) are pleased to announce the annual Black Graduate Celebration. We will acknowledge the accomplishments of all Class of 2017 graduates, both undergraduates and graduate students. We will be joined by students, faculty, staff and alumni. Each graduate will receive a hand-woven, embroidered kente stole.
The keynote address will be delivered by Quinnton Harris '11.
Quinnton is a designer, photographer, strategist and entrepreneur living in the San Francisco Bay. He currently serve as the inaugural Creative Director at Blavity, Inc, a venture-backed multimedia company that drives innovation and culture through original storytelling and experiences. In addition to establishing the Creative team at the company, he's worked to enhance and optimize the quality of Blavity's content and digitals platforms across all of its media properties (Blavity News, 21Ninety, AfroTech, Travel Noire, and Shadow & Act).
Prior to this role, Quinnton led Creative at Walker & Company Brands, recently acquired by Proctor and Gamble, where he designed health and beauty product experiences for people of color. There he launched Form Beauty, driving the branding and design strategy. He also designed the .com experience for the Bevel brand.
And before moving to Silicon Valley, Quinnton worked in advertising as an art director and digital product designer for brands like American Express, Taco Bell, Pitney Bowes, Athena and Bank of America. He started in the advertising industry at DigitasLBi, interning in Summer 2010 and then working as a Art Director in both Boston and New York.