the company

Q&Co.

blending the art and science of design.
 

Q&Co. is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Creative Director Allison Quinnell provides comprehensive apparel design and development services that include trend analysis, seasonal concepting, original design, and guidance on sourcing and vendor management. Allison’s formal education comes from the University of Minnesota and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Q& Co.’s clients include Target, The North Face and Old Navy.

As a truly collaborative partner, Q&Co. provides a broad range of design services, ensuring delivery of the best products that meet both creative and business objectives for its clients. With a passion for learning and commitment to bringing fresh, innovative ideas to life for each new client, Q&Co. approaches every project with curiosity, tenacity, and commitment to collaboration.
 

Currently inspired by: The heritage and culture of Japan, sea life, Delpozo, painter Joan Mitchell, the application of transparency and opacity, menswear design details, and modern architecture.

Currently inspired by:
The heritage and culture of Japan, sea life, Delpozo, painter Joan Mitchell, the application of transparency and opacity, menswear design details, and modern architecture.

The creative Director

Allison Quinnell

I love to find inspiration in the most unexpected places.
 

That means tapping into tiny details, patterns, and ideas that my design lens captures and saves, whether I’m at my favorite coffee shop or strolling the streets of Japan. With my background as a designer and experience as a sourcing manager for a Fortune 500 company, it’s a honed discipline that allows me to combine abstract concepts I find fascinating with thoughtful creative strategy.

Knowing there is an opportunity to be inspired by whatever challenge crosses my path is what excites me about going to work every day. While many designers seek to find their niche, I get reinvigorated when there’s a category or concept I haven’t worked with before. The opportunity to learn. To let my curiosity roam. To take hold of that spark and infuse newness into a client’s point of view, design or product.

I truly live and breathe design; my passion for it shows from beginning to end. More than that, I love helping people find solutions, create beautiful and interesting products, and bringing my own brand of aesthetics, communication, and fun to each and every project.

Let’s get to know one another. Let’s get inspired together.