As one of the Principals and the Executive Creative Director at MADE, Allen is hands-on—designing, writing, and leading talented creatives to ensure that clients’ brand identities align with their brand messages. After receiving his degree in something once called “commercial art” from Tampa Technical Institute in 1990, Allen belly-flopped into his creative career and hasn’t come up for air, yet. He satisfies his artistic passion and hones his reputation by helping brands visually communicate their uniqueness through smart, compelling design.
Throughout his 30+ years in branding and advertising, Allen has worked with a diverse range of local, state, national and international brands including CenterState Bank, Saddle Creek Logistics Services, Publix Super Markets, Disney Theme Parks, Progressive Insurance and Anheuser-Busch.
Allen is a recipient of numerous advertising industry awards including the American Advertising Federation’s Ad Man of the Year Award and the prestigious AAF Silver Medal Award. He currently serves on the board of the American Advertising Federation Polk County Florida as Past President.