Quentin Bangston is a designer, lettering artist, and illustrator currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born and raised in the Midwest, he initially took interest in screenwriting and writing short stories before pursuing design. Though he did not pursue a writing career, it instilled a love of story telling and a desire to craft a deeper meaning in his designs.

After designing album covers and marketing materials for country singers during his internship with Big Machine Label Group in Nashville, Quentin set off to discover Europe to finish his education. It was in Italy that he developed a passion for crafting typography by hand.

Upon graduation, Quentin moved to Berkeley, California. In his free time, he scours estate sales and flea markets for rare finds from history inspire his lettering. When not designing, he enjoys reading (check out my book list below), cooking, taking care of his plants, and being outdoors.

 

 

SELECT CLIENTS
Albertsons
Constellation Brands
Corona Light
Corona Premier
Pacifico
Victoria
Sony
Torani
The SF Market
PathWater
Quantum Health
The Savannah Bourbon Company
The Hanging Spurs Cattle Co.
Chi-Chi’s Cocktails
Iowa State Daily
The Powerscourt Distillery

BOOKS READ IN 2018
The Female Persuasion
Origin
Calypso
Little Fires Everywhere
Bel Canto
State of Wonder
All the Light We Cannot See
My Father, the Pornographer
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
The Patron Saint of Liars
Crazy Rich Asians
And the Mountains Echoed



EDUCATION
Iowa State University
BFA Graphic Design || 2012-2016

Iowa State University
Rome Program || Fall 2015

EXPERIENCE
Trinity Brand Group
Designer || May 2016–Present

Iowa State University Department of Music
Designer || January 2016–May 2016
Designed and managed the production of posters and other marketing materials for the department’s concerts and events

Big Machine Label Group
Intern || May 2015-August 2016
Designed album and single covers as well as marketing materials for the select roster of artists signed to label’s four imprints

Iowa State Daily Media Group
Creative Manager || August 2013-May 2015
Managed a team of designers and the creation of advertisements for the daily newspaper. Created Hoops magazine, a new annual publication focused on the Iowa State University Men and Women Basketball program.