Writer, Design critic


b. 1986, HK.

Anne Quito is a writer and design critic based in New York City.

She graduated from Georgetown University with a master’s degree in Visual Culture in 2009 and is an alumna of the School of Visual Arts Design Criticism MFA where she wrote a thesis on the nation branding of the world's newest nation, South Sudan. She is the recipient of the inaugural Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary, the SVA Henry Wolf scholarship and the Maria Popova Homecoming Scholarship for Homecoming to Purpose. A story she co-wrote about Emmanuel Macron’s symbolic presidential portrait won a Malofiej26 medal.

Anne is Quartz’s design reporter. Her writing has also appeared in Works that Work, Metropolis, Eye on Design, 99U, Designers and Books, Design Observer, Core77, Unbeige, and Intern magazine. She has been a speaker or a moderator at TED Global, SxSW, AIGA, the Van Alen Institute, the School of Visual Arts, ELISAVA, WHO/PAHO, and the CDC.