The studio’s process of extensive research and exploration critically balances the cleaving relationship of words and images, and, the fluid conceit of design and photography as practice and play. Allen’s work has earned recognition from New York Type Directors, AIGA, American Center for Design, I.D. Magazine, Emigré, Eye, IDEA, Studio Voice, and has appeared in many domestic and foreign exhibitions and publications. He was named an I.D. Top Forty Influential Designer and has lectured widely at design schools and professional symposia.
Allen is on the graduate faculty in Graphic Design at Yale University School of Art and a past Frank Stanton Chair in Graphic Design at The Cooper Union School of Art.
BFA Photography/University of Hawaii, MFA Design/Cranbrook Academy of Art, Fulbright Grant for Study Abroad/Netherlands.