Quinn Jarvis-Holland

Portland, Or

Engineer &
Graphic Facilitator

I like DSP, UX, XR/AR/VR & building, breaking, and fixing things!

Consulting and contracting via

I am an interdisciplinary engineer fascinated by sound, textures, patterns, and the interplay between computers and organic mediums.
Lately I've been studying AI+ML, and the sonification/visualization of data with applications across the quantum spectrum. My background is in arts and music production, professional audio mastering, sound design, computer repair, and hand assembling analog and digital electronics like synthesizers and effects pedals. These days I do stuff closer to DevOps.I am neurodivergent, and am undergoing transition for gender confirmation. I like that working on complex tech problems can draw my mind away from my body much like when I am absorbed in creating a work of art. My brother experiences Down-syndrome, and helping him to speak with assistive devices when he was entering school and otherwise nonverbal has instilled in me a passion for designing accessible interfaces, and proved to me that with hope and high expectations, we can transcend our limitations to better connect with one another.I believe passionately that disability is an interface design issue. I also think accessible education and thoughtful interfaces can help with economic exclusion, ageism, and society's ability to problem-solve and care for its-self. I appreciate the idea of "effective altruism" and am excited by opportunities to have positive impact on my communities, and would also like to find more time to paint.