Her writing and research focuses on figurative and spatial obliquity - things that lean, slopes, diagonals, digressions, etc - and she has presented her essays at the Turner Contemporary museum, Frieze Art Fair and the Royal College of Art, as well as conference presentations at the Graphic Design Educators Network in London and Illustration Research symposium in Cambridge. In 2018, in collaboration with Peter Nencini, Quinn created a series of typographic installations across Croydon for the Fungus Press residency at Turf Projects.
Quinn has worked with various art, literary and design institutes including Fitzcarraldo Editions, Studio Frith, Cabinet Magazine, Artangel, Liverpool Biennial, Barbican Gallery and It's Nice That. Presently she lectures and leads research seminars on postgraduate design research on MA Graphic and Media Design at the London College of Communication and is a dissertation supervisor at Camberwell College of Arts.
She holds an MA in Critical Writing in Art & Design from the RCA, where she was a recipient of the annual critical writing prize, editor of Arc (the RCA journal), art director of Albertopolis, a book on the South Kensington area, and co-organiser of a conference on the life and work of John Berger.