We are a design company.

Our Recruiting Team puts people first, matching creative professionals with contract and permanent opportunities.

Our Design Studio provides collaborative partnerships with companies to help them solve creative challenges.

Recruiting

Our focus

  • Product Design
  • UX Design
  • UX Research
  • Visual Design
  • UI Design
  • Design Leadership

Contract + permanent

Whether you're a creative looking for your next opportunity, or a client searching for your next great hire, let our recruiting team be your guide. With a holistic, qualitative approach, our recruiters act as career advocates, building lasting relationships along the way.

Curious about benefits?

We offer excellent benefits at most levels of engagement. Learn more about our benefits.

Current open positions

We are actively looking for candidates for the following roles. If you are interested in one or more of them, introduce yourself.

Service Designer

Position pay range: $95 - $125k annual
W2 employment

Multiple roles available.

Are you a service designer with a knack for strategic thinking? Our client is a leader in Agile Software Development, User-Centered Design, and DevSecOps. As an enterprise digital transformation company, they transform organizational challenges into powerful digital capabilities through fresh experiences and innovative technology. We are looking for a skilled and talented Service Designer to help influence digitally delivered services that are vital to the customer experience. This role takes part in a collaborative culture, focusing on research discovery and solutions for strategic aspects of a customer’s journey and internal team touch points.

What you will be doing:

  • Influence the current state of the customer’s journey and assess opportunities for improvement
  • Understand and improve customer experiences through data-driven insights and metric collections
  • Partner in cross-departmental collaborations to define scope of work, sprints, and development resources
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams of Human-Centered Design (HCD) practitioners to understand and synthesize customer needs, strategize improved service delivery, and create innovative solutions
  • Communicate with key stakeholders ensuring business goals and visions are met
  • Be part of a design team that respects, supports, and pushes for continuous improvement
  • Design external and internal-facing experiences that allow us to increase speed of delivery while increasing the quality of our products and services.

What skills you must have to be successful:

  • Excellent communication with comprehensive service & process design documentation
  • Able to apply expertise leveraging human-centered design (HCD) techniques to rapidly research, design, and prototype new service experiences, implement digital capabilities, and lead research and contextual design studies to comprehend social and organizational behaviors, pain points, needs, and aspirations
  • Provide enterprise-level thinking to collect and analyze the entire ecosystem of a product, service, or system and introduce creative solutions that promote positive outcomes - harmonizing people, technology, and business needs
  • 5+ years of experience with service design, design thinking, design research, business design, business user requirements, or customer experience strategy
  • Experience with implementing end-to-end service designs and plans for digital solutions
  • Ability to communicate detailed requirements into a digestible, fluid message that can be tailored for multiple levels of the organization
  • Familiarity with working in an Agile environment and software-related service delivery
  • Experience with illustration work or creative visualization and communication of data from generative research, insights, and findings; proficiencies developing, designing, and maintaining wireframes to delivery of high-fidelity UI mockups
  • Proficiencies in design tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Miro, process mapping tools

Due to the security clearance required for this role, all candidates must be US Citizens to be considered.

Interested? Introduce yourself

Service Design Strategist

Position pay range: $125 - $146k annual
W2 employment

Are you a service designer with a knack for strategy, mentorship and leadership thinking? Our client is a leader in Agile Software Development, User-Centered Design, and DevSecOps. As an enterprise digital transformation company, they transform organizational challenges into powerful digital capabilities through fresh experiences and innovative technology. We are looking for a skilled and talented Service Design Strategist to help influence digitally delivered services that are vital to the customer experience. This role takes part in a collaborative culture, focusing on research discovery and solutions for strategic aspects of a customer’s journey and internal team touch points.

What you will be doing:

  • Design strategy and vision; ensure our project solutions are successfully executed from concept to completion
  • Design feedback; act as a guide and mentor for other designers through regular collaboration and feedback sessions
  • Design services and user-facing experiences that allow us to increase the speed of delivery while simultaneously improving the quality of our products and services
  • Lead enterprise user research, process design, development, and implementation by engaging with customers to validate concepts
  • Create enterprise training, education, and continuous learning pathways
  • Design for a wide range of processes and process maturity while identifying areas for improvement
  • Partner in cross-departmental collaborations to define scope of work, sprints, and development resources
  • Communicate with key stakeholders ensuring business goals and vision are met
  • Be a part of a design team that respects, supports, and pushes for continuous improvements

What skills you must have to be successful:

  • Exceptional track record of demonstrated success directly related to User-Centered Design and Process Development
  • Expertise with learning enterprise user-experience transformation efforts
  • Expertise in providing leadership, direction, guidance, and development to a team of designers
  • Expertise in developing processes an curriculum for continuous improvement and transformation
  • Able to demonstrate past projects, explorations, and design treatments that communicate goals, processes, and outcomes of the project
  • Trusted SME on industry standards and best practices
  • Skilled in creating user flow diagrams, wireframes, prototypes, user interface designs, and pixel-perfect deliverables for final development
  • Comfortable researching, testing, and iterating with quick turnaround times
  • Passion for UX, UI, and User-Centered Design principles with a focus on ROI Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities, interpersonal skills, and proficiency with translating complex, technical ideas to non-technical audiences internally and externally at all levels of the organization

Due to the security clearance required for this role, all candidates must be US Citizens to be considered.

Interested? Introduce yourself

I'm really impressed with the fact that you already know a lot about me just from looking at my portfolio! I've heard Allovus is different from other recruitment agencies, and I finally understand what that means. Looking forward to working with you and your team!
UX Designer, Seattle
Allovus Creative Partner

Studio

Our focus

  • Product Design
  • UX Design
  • UX Research
  • UI Design
  • Motion Design
  • Illustration

Solving creative challenges

Our skilled and collaborative Design Studio team provides beautiful, elegant, and functional solutions for our clients. No matter the creative challenge, our intentionally small and agile team operates as a one-stop design shop.

Review our creative process to see how we provide maximum collaboration while allowing our clients to have minimal time investment.

Our work

SimplifiSimplifi
My WellnessMy Wellness
Thomson Reuters Site DesignThomson Reuters Site Design
Thomson Reuters Data DisplayThomson Reuters Data Display
Microsoft Global HealthMicrosoft Global Health
Thomson Reuters Dark ThemeThomson Reuters Dark Theme
Allovus has the skill to balance the seeds of creativity with the need to execute projects on time and within budget.
Allovus Business Partner

Scalable Creative Solutions

Service offerings

  • Deliverable based models
  • Fixed price models​
  • Time + materials models
  • Curated talent by project
  • Customized, flexible teams
  • Tailored account management
  • Salaried employees ​with benefits​
  • Personalized care + support for team members

Deliverable based teams,
managed for you

In today's world, many of our clients are looking for ways to augment their own teams with creative talent in different ways outside the typical individual contractor approach. Our ability to build, nurture, and employ teams of people is one of our strongest attributes as an organization. We're excited to provide a model to our clients which allows you to retain a world-class team, while meeting the compliance standards of your organization, all while delivering amazing designs on time and on budget.

Scalable Creative Solutions (SCS) is a custom solution that brings our Studio services and Recruiting abilities together. With this unique offering, we work collaboratively to build and recruit a team of professionals tailored to your creative needs and timeline. This customized team can be dedicated to your project and wholly managed and employed by Allovus. With direction, support, and connection in a happy and healthy environment, our SCS teams produce their best work, with timely and amazing results.

Learn more about Scalable Creative Solutions.

Working with Allovus Creative Partnerships means real people listening to your wants, hopes, and things you enjoy doing. Real people helping you align your skills with a job you really like.
SCS Team Member

Philosophy

Our story

Founded by Hayley Nichols in 2009 as a different kind of design company, Allovus began from the desire to provide creative individuals with opportunities that allowed them to have a work/life balance. We still believe that. And we work hard as a team to support our number one asset; our people.

Our culture

Allovus is a woman-owned equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and creative environment. Hayley's mission for Allovus has remained the same as the company has grown: to treat people with respect and care. Staying true to these values ensures that Allovus employees produce meaningful work, create strong community connections, and inspire delight in our clients.

Words we live by

  • Integrity
  • Kindness
  • Inclusivity
  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Karma

Our team

Brian Jensen Brian Jensen
Brian Jensen

Empathizer. Storymaker. Uno-Master.

Not only does Brian listen incredibly well, he uses what he learns to make the best possible match between client and talent. He considers his top priority to intently focus on the talent and skill of those he represents to make sure where they get placed is a good long-term fit. He's passionate about expanding the brand and visibility of Allovus, which makes his moves of the here-and-now a great pathway for our future.

Recruiter + Relationship Manager
Alena Hansen Alena Hansen
Alena Hansen

Relationship Builder. Impact-Maker. Zumba Queen.

With cardio-pumping enthusiasm, Alena steps to the left, rocks to the right, and salsas her way into matching clients and their projects with creative candidates that make the work shine. She never misses a beat when helping talented individuals find their dream jobs. She knows that recruiting and relationship building is her jam, and she gives it all she's got. More than anything, Alena wants to make an impact in the lives of the talent who become part of the Allovus family.

Recruiter + Relationship Manager
Seija Emerson Seija Emerson
Seija Emerson

Connector. Inclusionist. Songbird.

Singing karaoke, watching horror flicks, and creating quirky collages are just a few of the things that Seija delights in. With an eye out for the odd and obscure, Seija scours antique shops, art galleries, and bookstores for items that fill her soul with joy. The search for that "special something" carries through to her work in recruiting. In her mind, candidates don't have to be perfect, but they do have to be unique and interesting—and she's excited to match just the right talent with just the right opportunity.

Recruiter + Relationship Manager
Viviane Veraguth Viviane Veraguth
Viviane Veraguth

Matchmaker. Coach. Mentor.

With Swiss precision (which comes from being born and raised in Switzerland), Viviane evaluates the required skill sets for Allovus projects and then repeatedly provides the best possible creative talent. Viviane is a passionate recruiter with a love for connecting people within the creative industry. Her 15+ years of experience in both designing UX solutions as well as leading successful recruiting programs in fast-paced environments facilitates her understanding of a client's business requirements while successfully managing the professional needs of a variety of creative talent.

Creative Strategist
Karen Streeby Karen Streeby
Karen Streeby

Advocator. Investigator. Balancer.

With the stealth of an investigator, Karen dives deep into the pool of talented creatives, searching for just the right individuals to match up with the best job opportunities. She works behind the scenes, sourcing, vetting, interviewing, and making sure our candidates are of the highest quality before passing them on to our recruiting team. Karen is in awe of the talented people she gets to interact with and loves to hear about the cool stuff they've been working on. She's a great advocate in helping candidates get submitted for some of the best jobs in the creative field.

Sourcer
Steve Godfrey Steve Godfrey
Steve Godfrey

Designer. Motivator. Instigator.

Framing problems, looking at all angles and perspectives, and bringing things into focus for the team—is it any surprise Steve has been an avid photographer since his college days? For Steve, creative direction combines a collaborative spirit topped with a subtle sense of humor. With 20+ years of creative know-how, his expertise spans from the optimization of user-centric experiences to high-fidelity prototyping to corporate branding.

Studio Design Director
Aimee Hayes Aimee Hayes
Aimee Hayes

Seeker. Solver. Hippie.

A free-thinker and an intuitive creative, Aimee is naturally at ease connecting with, well, just about everybody. Her thoughtful manner is a key asset when working with future business partners in determining their creative needs. As a seeker of new opportunities, she focuses on the future of the business as she constantly explores new ways for Allovus to grow and expand.

Studio Services Director
Allison Flanigan Allison Flanigan
Allison Flanigan

Organizer. Juggler. Nurturer.

A Jill-of-all-trades, Allison is a multi-tasking, event-planning, project-managing whirlwind. She holds all the pieces of a project together making sure things get done correctly, on budget, on time - and all are happy in the process. With her past experience of running her own company, she knows what it means to get it done - whatever it takes.

Project Manager
Jenn Hergert Jenn Hergert
Jenn Hergert

Empathetic Creator. Idea Generator. Disco Ball Owner.

It's not every day you see a unicorn float, but that's exactly what brought Jenn to the Allovus family. When we saw the photo of her floaty unicorn on her website, we just knew she would fit right in. As an experienced Product Design Lead, Jenn magically transforms complex challenges into easy-to-use solutions. Under her enchanting direction, brainstorm sessions become exhilarating collaborations. And with a wave of her sparkly personality, she makes every workplace and project fun!

Studio Design Lead
Lawrence Winnerman Lawrence Winnerman
Lawrence Winnerman

Operational Guru. Obstacle Remover. Sci-fi Nerd.

When Lawrence isn't reading sci-fi, he's trying his hand at writing it. Occasionally, he even pries himself away from his keyboard long enough to go hiking and camping in the glorious Pacific Northwest, where he has now lived for 25 years. For nearly as long, Lawrence has been a project and program manager who is fascinated with content and design. He leads our Project Management Office, providing process leadership and ideas that are highly valued by our internal teams as well as our clients.

Senior Operations Program Manager
Shelby Butcher Shelby Butcher
Shelby Butcher

Advocate. Community Builder. Outdoor Explorer.

A native Oregonian, Shelby has been serving the community all her life, including working in the nonprofit world with affordable homeownership, community development, and food security centered causes. Naturally, as Recruiting Project Manager, she serves to remove any obstacles and roadblocks the recruiting team may encounter, leaving them free to do their work without headaches or hang-ups. In her free time, she's finding ways to volunteer in her small hometown and enjoys fly-fishing and exploring nature with her family.

Recruiting Project Manager
Karen Walker Karen Walker
Karen Walker

Detailer. Supporter. Data Diva.

In this case, the diva is definitely into the details. Karen keeps everybody in-check and on their toes when it comes to keeping the Allovus data accurate and up-to-date. She insures that all of our systems are tested and reliable. But her hallmark characteristic is her willingness to jump in and assist wherever needed. Karen is the go-to gal.

Systems Coordinator
Megan Bennett Megan Bennett
Megan Bennett

Chaos Coordinator. Solutionizer. No-Sh%t-Taker.

In the serenity of the Pacific Northwest forests and streams, Megan methodically hunts for crystals, amethysts, and other semi-precious gemstones. As a rockhound, she recognizes gems when she sees them, and considers Allovus to be a rare find. She searches for order in the strata and formations, hoping to uncover efficiencies, streamlined processes, and the best way to manage an office project. Firmly rooted in the values of Allovus, Megan goes above and beyond to sort, organize, coordinate, and ensure everything runs according to plan.

Executive Coordinator
Jon Crane Jon Crane
Jon Crane

Filmmaker. Twitch Streamer. Diet Pepsi Addict.

With a background in filmmaking, Jon spots computer issues through the lens of an expert tinkerer. At the tender age of 7, while most of us were swinging on monkey bars, Jon was building his very first computer with his dad. He's been fascinated with them ever since! At Allovus, he readies our computers and equipment to hand off to our exceptionally talented employees. More than anything, his mission is to allow our talent to do their work without the burden and distraction of dealing with computer problems. He ensures our team is on standby and ready to roll at any given moment. Lights, camera, action! That's a wrap.

IT Specialist
Martina Dalton Martina Dalton
Martina Dalton

Writer. Designer. Grammar Police.

Martina Dalton is a content writer and is also the editor for the Allovus Design blog. Her fascination for people, their backgrounds, and how they express themselves creatively drives her passion for writing about them. With a background in visual design, writing about creative people and the design industry comes naturally to her. In addition to writing blog posts, editing, and copyediting, she also writes mystery novels.

Copywriter
Shon Dempsey Shon Dempsey
Shon Dempsey

Pixel Polisher. Optimizer. Aspiring Cicerone.

If you've ever met Shon, you know he's always brewing up visual delight-from the smallest elements that make an interface fun and easy to use to big bold styles that tell a story. Because Shon's superpower is his ability to empathize with users, he can distill and convey their frustrations to developers-especially since he's also able to code. When he isn't working, Shon is drinking craft beer (preferably barrel-aged stouts) and aspires to become an official cicerone.

UX Designer
Alison Grauman Alison Grauman
Alison Grauman

Design Acrobat. Inventor. Systematizer.

Alison has worn many hats throughout her illustrious career including UX designer and project manager. But not everyone knows that she's also an inventor! She holds many U.S. patents in her name, including one entitled, Method and System for Scalable Borders that Provide an Appearance of Depth. With a keen eye and aptitude for order, Alison strikes a wonderful balance between elegant design and detailed methodology.

UX Designer
Bill Grimmer Bill Grimmer
Bill Grimmer

Analyzer. Streamliner. Early Bird.

Bill's design journey began while working in a music store. The branding, medley of images, and typography spoke to him. That's when he understood what designers do and why he wanted to pursue design as a career. Like music, design is a process, full of variety, ideation, and finessing the details until it's pitch perfect. Bill loves blending his visual design chops, love of typography, information architecture, UX research, and user-centered design into a harmonious product, certain to delight the user.

UX Designer
Jason Calhoun Jason Calhoun
Jason Calhoun

Confidant. Advocate. Shoe Maniac.

Jason believes what the collective builds together is better than what any one person can build on their own. Which is why he finds himself right back where he grew up after years with tech companies in Chicago and Silicon Valley. Jason strives for a balance, and is deeply attracted to Allovus' cultural values—working hard and enjoying who you work with—but not at the sacrifice of your family.

VP of Operations
Allie Marie Soth Allie Marie Soth
Allie Marie Soth

Examiner. Ally. Coffee Craver.

For Allie, life is all about the love and care you put into your family, whether that's your work family or your family at home. At Allovus, she takes care of our invoicing, payroll, taxes, and a variety of detailed work. She specializes in wearing many different hats—all designed to make Allovus a better, stronger, company. Giving is something that she is passionate about. Showing people that someone cares can make their day go from bad to good with just a kind gesture and a smile.

Accountant
Hayley Nichols Hayley Nichols
Hayley Nichols

Trailblazer. Problem Solver. Guardian.

When Hayley created Allovus she had two primary goals in mind. She sought to address the needs of the region's high-tech community while also enabling Allovus employees to make their personal lives a priority. Now, as she continues to grow the Allovus brand, she's moving the message forward through a variety of charitable projects in the community. She believes a creative mind is what fosters change and innovation, and by supporting college scholarships for high school students with the phsfund.org and other entrepreneurial projects, she hopes to give many the freedom to learn, create, and build.

Founder + President
Liz Ashley Liz Ashley
Liz Ashley

Developer. Designer. Code Cowgirl.

With her roots in fine art and her head in the management of all things technical, Liz proves that art and science can exist harmoniously. She has interwoven the fields of design, fine art, accounting, and management to develop a unique understanding of projects, deliverables, and creative personalities. Her thoughtful left-brain/right-brain approach also helps Liz adeptly manage our technical team.

Development Director
Justin Eng Justin Eng
Justin Eng

Solutionist. Philomath. Renaissance Man.

Even as a kid in the Bay Area, Justin was into computers, messing around with his Apple II Plus. Today, Justin works stealthily behind the scenes to improve the mechanical heart of the Allovus Business Platform (otherwise known as ABP). He tinkers at maximum speed to ensure all systems are a go and running smoothly. Justin lives for tackling cool technical problems and working to build the next big thing for Allovus.

Principal Software Engineer
Brian Jensen Brian Jensen
Brian Jensen
Recruiter + Relationship Manager
Alena Hansen Alena Hansen
Alena Hansen
Recruiter + Relationship Manager
Seija Emerson Seija Emerson
Seija Emerson
Recruiter + Relationship Manager
Viviane Veraguth Viviane Veraguth
Viviane Veraguth
Creative Strategist
Karen Streeby Karen Streeby
Karen Streeby
Sourcer
Steve Godfrey Steve Godfrey
Steve Godfrey
Studio Design Director
Aimee Hayes Aimee Hayes
Aimee Hayes
Studio Services Director
Allison Flanigan Allison Flanigan
Allison Flanigan
Project Manager
Jenn Hergert Jenn Hergert
Jenn Hergert
Studio Design Lead
Lawrence Winnerman Lawrence Winnerman
Lawrence Winnerman
Senior Operations Program Manager
Shelby Butcher Shelby Butcher
Shelby Butcher
Recruiting Project Manager
Karen Walker Karen Walker
Karen Walker
Systems Coordinator
Megan Bennett Megan Bennett
Megan Bennett
Executive Coordinator
Jon Crane Jon Crane
Jon Crane
IT Specialist
Martina Dalton Martina Dalton
Martina Dalton
Copywriter
Shon Dempsey Shon Dempsey
Shon Dempsey
UX Designer
Alison Grauman Alison Grauman
Alison Grauman
UX Designer
Bill Grimmer Bill Grimmer
Bill Grimmer
UX Designer
Jason Calhoun Jason Calhoun
Jason Calhoun
VP of Operations
Allie Marie Soth Allie Marie Soth
Allie Marie Soth
Accountant
Hayley Nichols Hayley Nichols
Hayley Nichols
Founder + President
Liz Ashley Liz Ashley
Liz Ashley
Development Director
Justin Eng Justin Eng
Justin Eng
Principal Software Engineer
Having a very positive and, more rare, authentic encounter in any aspect of the career journey can sometimes feel uncommon, so I am deeply appreciative to have met you. I am absolutely looking forward to keeping in touch!
UX Researcher, Los Angeles
Allovus Creative Partner

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