michael kent allen
Powerful brands are built on a clear purpose and powerful stories — not just stories about people dreaming and building something, but the ongoing stories that are crafted with every interaction with their audiences. Brands become essential when they live and breathe and behave according to their core values which their audience shares and admires. This interaction forges a connection that goes much deeper than products and services — it creates a relationship that becomes indispensable.
My experience and background has been built on strategy-led design thinking and visual communication solutions to bring these brand stories to life through visual and verbal identity, packaging, environments and signage, print, digital and motion applications. I lead design teams in highly collaborative, strategic projects for global brands, interfacing and building relationships with clients directly and managing relationships with various partners and vendors.
I've been privileged to work for DoorDash (SF), Prophet (NY + SF studios), the Johnson & Johnson Global Strategic Design Office (NY), Struck (SLC) and completed an internship for Michael Bierut's team at Pentagram (NY).
I'm a proud father of 4. I love to play with the little ones and try to make time for some yoga, volleyball, ping pong, learning the uke and banjo or playing at the ninja warrior/parkour gym. I also love learning languages — I can speak conversational Portuguese and can get by in Spanish and have been learning a little French.
I've had the opportunity to work with these awesome brands: DoorDash, Samsung, Hershey’s, Schneider Electric, Citi, Visa, J.P. Morgan, Estée Lauder, McDonald’s, Vitamin World, Travelers, the Denver International Airport, Johnson & Johnson, Aveeno, Acuvue, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Fox Entertainment, Paramount Studios, Walden Media, Lexus, United Airlines, New York Jets, Men's Health, Yale School of Architecture, Princeton University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Brigham Young University
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