Tim Allen
President, Wolff Olins


Tim manages Wolff Olin's North American offices bringing his roots in product, service design and strategy to work with some of the world’s most ambitious leaders and clients to deliver deep and impactful change across their organizations. Tim’s focus for his world-class staff is on creating human-centered, compelling experiences that influence behaviors and add value to people’s lives.  As an additional outlet for his passion around design thinking, Tim instructs at schools around the country.

Tim’s work has been recognized with several of the industry’s most esteemed awards, including multiple Cannes Cyber Lions, D&AD, ANDY, Webby and OneShow awards. Named in the Creativity 50, Creativity magazine’s 2013 list of the year's most inspiring and influential creative figures, he also played a key role on the award-winning R/GA team who created Nike+, the platform named Campaign of the Decade by AdWeek magazine, Nike’s first ever iOS App, Nike Training Club, and the global Nike.com user experience. Tim has also been named One Club | ADCOLOR Creative of the year, a tribute honoring and celebrating diversity in design and marketing.  

Prior to Wolff Olins, Tim led Amazon's Product Design Studio as Executive Creative Director as well as R/GA's 100+ UX designers as a Global SVP/ECD. Earlier at Adobe, Tim directed design and strategy for products across Creative Suite & Acrobat. Through innovative work with Adobe, Red Hat, and IBM, Tim holds seven patents related to software design, ranging from chat interface modeling to mobile device synchronization.