jade quinn
Publications | Bio

Thank you for exploring my portfolio. My goal is to create honest work that expresses the human experience in its rawest and most tender forms.

I began my writing career as a poet; I studied at the Jack Kerouac School, where I refined my live performance and began exploring poetry’s intersection with other art forms.

Upon relocating to my hometown of Los Angeles, I began fine art modeling through which I acquired an informal education in photography. I soon began taking portraits of writers, which have since appeared in media published by SFMOMA, UCLA, California College of the Arts, international newspapers, independent presses, and more.

In 2017, I was approached by director Brandon A. Buczek to adapt a poem I wrote into a short film which became my directorial debut.

I spend my days at a homeless shelter in the Skid Row district of Downtown Los Angeles. Originally, I worked in social services but have since migrated to a digital media position, sharing our guests’ stories as part of the team that produces the popular Stories from Skid Row series, which has over a million views on YouTube.

I’d love to hear from you, and I’m always looking to grow and push my art to new heights. Please contact me at the following links:

professional highlights

Digital Media Specialist
Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles, CA

Board of Directors
Covenant Home for Children, Georgetown, Guyana

Freelance Writer & Multimedia Artist
Boulder, CO / Los Angeles, CA

English Instructor
OFL Charter Schools, San Fernando Valley Region, CA

Marketing Coordinator
East West Wellness, Louisville, CO

Semicolon Collaborative,  Boulder, CO


Bachelor of Arts in Writing & LiteratureNaropa University | Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics


2017 Krystal Krunch Artist Intuitive Workshop
Machine Project

2016 Summer Writing Program
Naropa University | Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

2015 Summer Writing Program
Naropa University | Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics