Work/life balance is a must for me
Before getting to the professional side, I’ll give you a bit of who I am on a personal note.
Three of the most important accomplishments of my existence are my beautiful and talented daughters. They demand a father that not only encourages them but has a sense of humor that keeps them on their toes.
I happened to have a fondness for the craftier side of beer. Those people who took the art of crafting new types of the beverage are simply geniuses. As a matter of fact, I’m thinking about having one now! Wait, is it noon yet!?!
When I’m not attending dance recitals, helping with homework, watching cartoons or sipping on a tasty beverage, you may find me at the gym. After all, those beverages keep my gym membership current and in attendance!
My fondness of good music really puts me in a place where I vibe out and spark my creativity that benefits my clients. I have a very eclectic taste in music but Prince (rest well good sir) will definitely be on the top of my playlist.
There you have it!
Grateful to be in this profession for over fifteen years
It’s by choice and more importantly, by design! When you love what you do, time just flies by and before you know it, you have years of creating quality design solutions. Here is an overview of my career…
I know a few things here and there.
If I don’t know or have it all figured out, that’s okay. This is what keeps me from being complacent and learning new things. I’m confident in my abilities but always feel like there is room to grow.
Don't take my word for it. Here’s what others say...
Jamie is one of the hardest working individuals I know. His drive and discipline only outweigh his good nature and amiable personality. A great hire for anyone that wants to be associated with good people.
Jamie is an articulate, creative and technically savvy professional. He’s one-stop shopping for websites with his creative design skills and his website coding knowledge combination. But he’s much more than a website designer. Jamie is an accomplished, award-winning graphic designer that can be counted on for inspired logos, spot-on ads and eye-catching brochures. His work is top-notch.
If you are looking for professional and creative then look no further. Jamie has always provided great work and has always surpassed expectations. Feel very comfortable working with Jamie, he is a truly genuine and always gives you 110%.
Jamie Allen is a talented art director who brings expertise and patience to any assignment given to him. It is rare that you find a creative director who is as highly creative and innovative, as he is organized, task-oriented, and deadline driven. Although he is often thrown into the mix from the moment he enters the agency door, Jamie still posses a calm, mentor-like attitude towards others, and he builds your confidence that you can depend on him, that he’s on your team. And then he delivers.
Jamie and I have worked on several projects together over the years. I know I can always count on him for amazing design work and professional work ethic. He’s an industry professional sort after by many advertising agencies and if I could hire him I would without hesitation. So without question I highly recommended Jamie and appreciate him as a friend and colleague.
Jamie and I have worked together at Mass Transmit for several years. His graphic design experience has been invaluable to our organization. He’s done exemplary work for a number of high profile projects and is lead designer on MetLife, currently our biggest client.
Jamie’s natural creative ability, design instinct and his ability to produce visually stimulating work even when restricted by corporate brand guidelines is a huge asset. I’m happy to have him on our team and hope to continue working together in the years to come.
Jamie is thoughtful, inquisitive and does not rush to judgement when designing for a new product or client offering. He is an Art Director who doesn’t just go find the most interesting, trendy visual approach of the moment and tries to force fit that onto the project, rather he develops a unique look and feel that is congruent and cohesive to what the product is, and who it is intended for. Jamie is someone I enjoyed working with, and I would very much like to work with again.
Jamie is a true collaborator and I always enjoyed working and brainstorming with him. As an art director he is great at bringing out the best in designers without doing the work for them; a valuable capability. I admire his work ethic as someone who never hesitates to stay late or jump in to help out. If you’re looking for a perfect mixture of visual skills and working with others, Jamie is your guy!
Not only is he an excellent designer, Jamie has a knack for developing designs that customers like, appreciate and pay money for. He provides high quality work, but also understands the reality of budgets and time constraints. Jamie is a good listener if you have an idea, but can also make tasty lemonade when presented with lemons. An excellent balance of practicality and artistry, I have sought him out to collaborate, even though we’re not working under the same roof anymore. And that’s the highest praise I can think of!