Hi! I am Allison.
Creative director, art director and designer with over two decades of experience in print and digital design and production, I specialize in concept development, unique design solutions and brand integration. Self-directed and action-oriented, with extensive experience leading and inspiring internal and freelance teams as large as 15 people for both agency and in-house environments, I am highly skilled at providing fresh, strategic, beautiful and thoughtful creative work that gives companies a competitive edge in the marketplace.
I bring strategic vision, marketing savvy, original solutions, strong communication skills, team leadership and a passion for rolling up my sleeves and getting things done. I believe in fostering a positive, competitive creative environment filled with positive energy innovative ideas.
I am resourceful in dealing with tight budgets, deadlines and vendors to ensure the success of each assignment. I’ve been fortunate to work in a variety of marketing environments, including experiential and environmental, each of which provided unique skills and perspective.
I can bring new energy and new thinking to your creative department, or help create a new department. Available for either a contract or full time commitment, let me show you how I can bring new and exciting, profitable, creative products to your agency.
I have long been a believer in surprising people with design and advertising. Cleverness brings humility. Interesting makes memorable. And the rare creative homerun can even ignite a firestorm of hits, leads or sales.
No job is too small to be creative. Nothing has to be boring. I made a name for myself with this concept. Back in the day I rose from junior to Creative Director in less than a year because I brought the agencies’ bread and butter “boring” classified ads into the land of clever. I made funny, unusual and dramatically different-looking classified ads that got people talking. Clients were literally inundated with phone calls. Some just to say that they thought the ads were cool. That’s the reaction you want. That’s the reaction everyone wants out of marketing.
I am a creative director and art director with extensive experience and a versatile skill set. I make things big, I make things move, sing, dance, glow in the dark, pop-out, jump up and down. I create attention. And I build a team quickly.
I am also a poker player with a WSOP final table to my credit, a foster parent for the Atlanta Humane Society, a cook, a gamer and a Suvivor Superfan.
Email - whalencreative.com
Tel - 770 757 3429