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.

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.

Executive Communications Specialist

Position pay range: $65 - $85 hourly
W2 employment

Our client is looking for an Executive Communications Specialist to join their product team. This individual will help build the team's storytelling capabilities by writing speeches, blog posts, and refined messaging that captures our client's specific voice in a compelling way. The ideal candidate will have experience translating highly technical or scientific concepts to a general audience, managing end-to-end communications, and have experience with corporate marketing and PR.

What you will be doing

  • Develop internal and external executive communications strategy
  • Drive research on speaker effectiveness and helps plan potential events
  • Review and recommend speaking opportunities in partnership with key collaborators
  • Develop plan for how each communication is amplified across owned channels and social media in partnership with key collaborators
  • Leverage core narratives and core materials and adapt for the specific event or milestone
  • Develop content for unique speaking opportunities not represented in core narrative
  • Develop CVP (Customer Voice Portal) communications (platform, voice, brand, all written and spoken comms)
  • Advise on LT communications (review technical content, draft decks/blogs/broad content as needed, advise on social media presence/posts)
  • Input on core narrative and core decks as well as program comms (e.g., website, marketing materials)
  • Partner with creative team to develop visual + graphic elements for exec comms

What skills you must have to be successful

  • Journalism, marketing, or communications degree, or relevant field or equivalent work experience.
  • 6+ years of experience in executive, technical and corporate communications, including public relations or marketing communications.
  • Creative and analytical thinking mixed with a high degree of organization and attention to detail.
  • Broad communications strategy and execution expertise, including change management.
  • Exceptional communications skills with proficiency in storytelling.
  • A strong grasp of grammar, proactive writing, language, and powerful writing. 
  • Experience managing a portfolio of resources that span the breadth of the communications mix – web, email, newsletters, events, and internal tools.

*Unless otherwise noted, all candidates must include a resume and up-to-date portfolio to be considered. *Candidates must reside in the United States or be open to relocation. *This employer does not offer visa sponsorship.

Interested? Introduce yourself

Senior UX Researcher

Position pay range: $70 - $90 hourly
W2 employment

Our client's team of Human Centered Design professionals collaborate with cross-functional teams to improve the employee experience across a variety of enterprise technologies - thus helping our teams do their best work out in the field. We're looking for a senior UX Researcher to help us take our internal tools and services to the next level. The UX Researcher will have the unique opportunity to work on high-visibility internal and operational focused projects, all while learning about our programs across the world and how we collaborate.

What you will be doing

  • Design research plans and lead insights gathering, analysis, synthesis, and reporting activities across a variety of enterprise-focused processes, tools and services used by staff
  • Drive and synthesize customer discovery and understanding through contextual interviews, job shadows, surveys, and usability studies with employees, learning how employees engage and collaborate across a variety of business capabilities and technical systems
  • Facilitate collaborative workshops across multiple disciplines to build shared understanding, consensus, recommendations, and forward progress against deliverables
  • Create journey maps, service blueprints, process flows, information architecture diagrams or other artifacts required to build shared understanding across multiple disciplines
  • Collaborate with Principal UX Designers and other HCD team members to expand our best practices, share learnings, and coordinate intersecting work that contributes to the end-to-end employee experience

What skills you must have to be successful

  • You've worked in the UX field for 5-10+ years, have been in a business/client-facing role, and can independently manage your work and balance conflicting needs across business, users, and technology
  • You possess a deep understanding of generative, formative, and evaluative methodologies, and you're comfortable adapting your methods to address the needs of specific projects, without significant guidance
  • You've created and run your own user research plans in a non-academic setting as a team of one, and you've socialized your findings with stakeholders
  • You're an active listener and experienced interviewer who enjoys using great questions to help your participants drive the conversation
  • You're comfortable analyzing and synthesizing insights, and you are skilled at efficiently pinpointing opportunities and recommendations from the data
  • You're a natural storyteller, capable of highlighting your insights and actionable findings through data visualization and effective narrative
  • You effectively blend into teams and organizations, with the ability to create shared understanding and alignment with stakeholders, especially those not familiar with the design discipline -- knowing when to listen, when to contribute and when to evangelize
  • You're comfortable partnering with project teams to see your research recommendations through to implementation
  • You have a consultative mindset with the ability to discern when and where you can make the most valuable contribution to a project, influence others, and build consensus
  • You're a skilled presenter of your work, which can be demonstrated through 1-2 case studies about past projects

*Unless otherwise noted, all candidates must include a resume and up-to-date portfolio to be considered. *Candidates must reside in the United States or be open to relocation. *This employer does not offer visa sponsorship.

Interested? Introduce yourself

UX Generalist

Position pay range: $70 - $90 hourly
W2 employment

Are you an experienced UX Generalist looking to join an impactful organization?

Our client's team of human centered designers collaborate on a collection of service offerings to improve the employee experience across a variety of enterprise applications - thus helping teams do their best work out in the field. We're looking for a Senior UX Designer to help take our client's internal tools and services to the next level.

The Senior UX Designer will have the unique opportunity to support the team responsible for enterprise data, analytics, and reporting, all while learning about collaborative programs across the world. Our client develops reports in Microsoft's Power BI, so we're looking for an individual who excels at data visualization, interaction design, and information architecture within the constraints of off-the-shelf enterprise software.

What you will be doing

  • Work with product owners and business analysts to define UX/UI requirements for reports, informed by user interviews, heuristic evaluation of pre-existing tools, and iterative usability testing
  • Create wireframes, high fidelity mockups, prototypes, user flows, information architecture diagrams, or other artifacts required to build shared understanding across cross-functional teams
  • Collaborate with report developers and data analysts to guide execution and navigate technical constraints and tradeoffs
  • Grow and champion the Report Design System by modeling good use of patterns and styles in your own designs, conducting reviews of other teams' reports to ensure adherence, and contributing patterns and guidelines to continuously improve the design system

What skills you must have to be successful

  • You've designed data-driven experiences such as dashboards, reports, or interactive infographics - experience with tools like Power BI or Tableau is a plus
  • You're a champion of consistency and can work within a design system, knowing when to use established patterns and when to create new ones - bonus points if you’ve led the creation of a design system
  • You have an eye for clean design that is both visually polished, and tells a clear story that guides your users to the information they need
  • You've run your own user interviews and usability tests in a non-academic setting, you've socialized your findings with stakeholders, and you have a knack for seeing past what people say they want to what they truly need
  • You're comfortable partnering with cross-functional project teams to see your designs through from idea to implementation
  • You’ve worked in the UX field for at least 5 years, have been in a business/client-facing role, and can independently manage your work and balance conflicting needs across business, users, and technology
  • You're effective at communicating with all stakeholders, especially those not familiar with the design discipline - knowing when to listen, when to contribute and when to evangelize
  • You're comfortable adapting your chosen process and methods to address the needs of specific projects, without significant guidance
  • You're a skilled presenter of your work, which can be demonstrated through your interactive design portfolio

Caveats and callouts for consideration:
*Unless otherwise noted, all candidates must include a resume and up-to-date portfolio to be considered. *Candidates must reside in the United States, or be open to relocation. *This employer does not offer visa sponsorship.

Interested? Introduce yourself

Senior Service Design Strategist

Position pay range: $120k annual

Are you a strategic designer with a passion for leadership?

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. As a member of their team, you'll bring amazing user experiences to life through your knowledge and perspective. The problems you will solve are as dynamic as their customers, who range from the Department of Defense to financial institutions, to healthcare and even state and local agencies.

What you will be doing

  • Design strategy and vision; ensure 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 increase the speed of delivery while simultaneously improving the quality of 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
  • Partner in cross-departmental collaborations to define scope of work, sprints, and development resources
  • 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 and curriculum for continuous improvement and transformation
  • 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 proficiency with translating complex, technical ideas to non-technical audiences internally and externally at all levels of the organization

Caveats and callouts for consideration:
*Unless otherwise noted, all candidates must include a resume and up-to-date portfolio to be considered. *Candidates must reside in the United States, or be open to relocation. *This employer does not offer visa sponsorship.

Interested? Introduce yourself

Interaction Designer

Position pay range: $60 - $68 hourly
W2 employment

Does the prospect of shifting the paradigm around health care delivery excite you? If you'd like to impact the direction of virtual care in a post-COVID world by innovating across motion, 3D and UI/UX product design... we'd like to chat!

Our client is a small yet growing and fast-paced team working at the forefront of innovation and transformation within the healthcare industry. The COVID-19 crisis shifted the standard healthcare office visit into the home, advancing the demand for virtual care and accelerating a long-forecasted trend to a new, more remote healthcare segment. This team is developing consumer products to streamline and improve the user experience in this new more remote healthcare environment.

What you will be doing

  • As a designer who thrives with in-house creation, design and production of digital/multimedia creative assets, you'll bring big ideas and leads in content and/or structural brainstorming when applicable
  • You'll bring your awareness and knowledge of current design and industry trends in the multimedia space, and deliver ideas that solve for the future
  • You'll lead the in-house creation, design, capture, and production of digital/multimedia assets including video, motion graphics, audio, 3D, UI and visual content
  • You'll balance the desire to do groundbreaking creative work on tight timing
  • Assists all creative teams in delivering display concepts, 3D structural concepts, and art comps

What skills you must have to be successful

  • 3-5 years of interaction and/or motion design experience.
  • Easy to work with, can take feedback and can follow directives
  • 3D design skills (Cinema4D, Maya, etc.) would be *nice* to have
  • Can create, build motion systems and prototypes quickly
  • You're experienced in UI/motion product design, and design system knowledge
  • Skillful in coding CSS Animations to promote your interaction prototypes and designs

Caveats and callouts for consideration:
*Unless otherwise noted, all candidates must include a resume and up-to-date portfolio to be considered. *Candidates must reside in the United States, or be open to relocation. *This employer does not offer visa sponsorship.

Interested? Introduce yourself

Senior Product Designer

Position pay range: $125 - $165k annual

Join our client's design team to create, inspire, and influence user-centered designs. In this role you will craft and validate designs for our client's real-time charting and mapping tool. You will collaborate closely with other designers and product development team members on a product that offers powerful data visualization capabilities and is used across all industries.

Our ideal candidate is a self-starter who is driven by collaboration and the exchange of new ideas. If you want to do innovative work with new and compelling challenges, then join us!

What you will be doing

  • Gather requirements and synthesize them into user stories that you and your fellow designers can take action on
  • Craft prototypes and high-fidelity user interface designs that demonstrate new designs to developers and product managers
  • Craft aesthetically pleasing, usable, and accessible UI designs that conform to our client's design system
  • Collaborate with other designers and developers, in pairs and in larger groups, to elevate and iterate on our current design solutions
  • Validate design work leveraging basic usability testing approaches and other user-facing research that elevate and evolve our team's research capabilities
  • Stay up to speed on latest mobile, web, and responsive design patterns and technologies

What skills you must have to be successful

  • 5+ years of experience designing for enterprise software, or similar experience
  • Working knowledge of accessibility and usability, with a desire to learn more
  • High emotional intelligence; able to bring differing opinions and personalities together
  • Leave ego at the door, making way for data-driven empathy and a collaborative work ethic
  • An online portfolio that demonstrates your design abilities, how you think, and a strong understanding of client objectives
  • Bachelor's in human factors, HCI, graphic design, or related field (master's or higher preferred)

Interested? Introduce yourself

Senior Product Manager

Position pay range: $135 - $165k annual

Join our client as a Senior Product Manager responsible for envisioning and delivering a personal financial management offering! We are looking for an exceptional and seasoned Product Manager to help define our roadmap and drive implementation of new features that solve problems faced by customers trying to stay on top of their finances so they can reach their financial goals. This person thrives on changing the status quo, building innovative new features powered by data, and leading high performing teams with a strong mission-driven culture. You will collaborate with a passionate team of developers, designers, data scientists, marketers, and customer success managers to build and maintain features that make the lives of our customers easier and more productive.

What you will be doing

  • Drive research with intent to gain insights into the biggest pain points
  • Develop a product vision, roadmap, and requirements
  • Collaborate with a team of top engineers, designers, data scientists, marketers, and support agents to ship and maintain product features
  • Create and own your success metrics
  • Prioritize your team's backlog and work across teams to drive work in other areas that deliver value
  • Define MVP experiences, learn, and iterate based on customer feedback

What skills you must have to be successful

  • 5+ years of experience designing and shipping impactful SaaS software experiences
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-aware with a strong desire to learn and continuously improve
  • Demonstrated win-together attitude and personal integrity
  • Experience partnering with engineering and design teams to define, build, and maintain products which are critical to growth, engagement, and retention
  • Deep customer empathy and intellectual curiosity
  • Passion for solving problems (large and small) -- you bring a design thinking mindset
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Capable of breaking down a big vision into actionable, bite-size milestones
  • Bachelor's degree required, ideally with concentrations in technology or business disciplines (equivalent professional experience will be considered); MBA preferred
  • Interest in personal finance a must. Experience with personal financial apps and tools a huge plus

Interested? Introduce yourself

Senior Product Designer

Position pay range: $125 - $165k annual

We are looking for a Sr. Product Designer who will help evolve our client's design system language of reusable components, documentation, component libraries/UI kits, accessibility standards, iconography, and content to maximize user adoption, UI standardization, and productivity.

What you will be doing

  • Partner with Product Design and Engineering stakeholders from multiple teams and peers to deliver best-in-class solutions (e.g. creation of UI components, documentation, Figma component libraries, accessibility standards, content design standards, etc.) that will help increase adoption of the design system
  • Engage with a product manager and other designers to participate in scrum and sprint planning meetings to ensure planned design deliverable get completed in alignment with the schedule
  • Contribute to creation of new Figma UI web kit, defining component variants, states, auto-layout properties while ensure consistency with code, version control, and utilization of accessibility standards and innovative Figma practices
  • Create component usage documentation working closely with a content strategist to ensure standardized copy
  • Manage Figma component versioning to ensure long-term scalability and successful utilization of Figma files by our client's product teams
  • Work closely with engineers to achieve as much automation and architectural component consistency between Figma and code
  • Partner with a design system lead and a user researcher to plan usability testing on users, identifying design system growth areas and proactively advocating for the right work
  • Facilitate design reviews with designers to ensure incorporation of feedback from team members into their work
  • Foster education of Figma best practices to our client's design and engineering communities
  • Collaborate with Accessibility stakeholders to guard UI component compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as well as increase user adoption of accessibility practices trough accessibility documentation and checklists
  • Provide guidelines on Product Design to users and engineers, participating in virtual discussions, bug triages, and more, acting as a key liaison to drive successful partnerships
  • Participate in design systems conferences, constantly learning about design system and Figma innovation practices while applying those into your work
  • Maintain documentation, posting regular updates about ongoing work to provide exceptional communication to our client's product teams about Design team's progress on key initiatives and activities

What skills you must have to be successful

  • 4+ years of experience designing and shipping product on web and mobile
  • Proven record of managing design systems; a portfolio that demonstrates your expertise in Design Systems
  • Advanced knowledge of Figma with at least 3+ years designing, governing, and scaling component libraries
  • Experience utilizing WCAG into design solutions
  • Expertise in facilitating workshops and presenting to large audiences
  • Familiarity with GitHub and front-end technologies (Stencil, JavaScript, Angular, Ember, React, HTML, CSS, Storybook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for continuous improvement and advocacy for leveraging innovative Design and Front-end practices

Please include a link to your online portfolio of recent work. Samples must communicate your approach to evidence-driven problem-solving on real-world projects and demonstrate your skills in developing evidence-based insights and solutions.

Interested? Introduce yourself

Principal Product Designer

Position pay range: $125 - $165k annual

We are looking for a Principal Product Designer who will drive relationships with our client's product teams to design new components that will be standardized across products.

What you will be doing

  • Partner with product teams to identify opportunities for new components, while building relationships with each team to create successful long-term engagement
  • Design accessible UI components in Figma, creating variants, states, auto-layout, documentation, and versioning, while incorporating innovative Figma practices into your work
  • Analyze incoming requests made by product teams for new components, working closely with a design system lead, designers, and product managers to set prioritization and estimate completion of design work
  • Contribute to architecting a design system environment, working closely with other designers and front-end engineers to enhance web UI kits, create brand new UI kits from scratch for iOS, Android, and desktop, ensuring UI standardization across platforms
  • Facilitate design reviews, incorporating feedback from stakeholders and team members into your work
  • Partner with a user researcher to validate usability of new components defined in Figma and proactively advocate for the right work
  • Validate implementation of UI components, ensuring UI components created in Figma and code are consistent and accessible
  • Provide guidelines on Product Design to product users and engineers, participating in virtual discussions, bug triages, and more, acting as a key liaison to drive successful partnerships
  • Provide consulting to our client's product teams on component usage as those teams seek guidelines to successfully adopt the product
  • Maintain documentation, posting regular updates about ongoing work to provide exceptional communication to product teams about the Design team's progress on key initiatives and activities
  • Facilitate educational demos of product components to ArcGIS Product Design and Engineering teams, conveying innovative practices, while providing guidelines and mentorship to those teams to ensure they are set for success to consume provided guidelines
  • Participate in design systems conferences, constantly learning about design system and Figma innovation practices while applying those into your work

What skills you must have to be successful

  • 7+ years of experience designing and shipping product on web and mobile
  • Proven record of managing design systems; a portfolio that demonstrates your expertise in Design Systems
  • Advanced knowledge of Figma with at least 3+ years designing, governing, and scaling component libraries
  • Experience utilizing WCAG into design solutions
  • Expertise in facilitating workshops and presenting to large audiences
  • Familiarity with GitHub and front-end technologies (Stencil, JavaScript, Angular, Ember, React, HTML, CSS, Storybook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for continuous improvement and advocacy for leveraging innovative Design and Front-end practices

Please include a link to your online portfolio of recent work. Samples must communicate your approach to evidence-driven problem-solving on real-world projects and demonstrate your skills in developing evidence-based insights and solutions.

Interested? Introduce yourself

Principal Product Designer

Position pay range: $125 - $165k annual

Our client is looking for a Principal Product Designer who will drive the evolution of the Figma-based environment that will be optimized for multi-platform UI kits, foundational design language/design tokens, versioning, governance, and accessibility as well as maximize user adoption, reusability, and productivity.

What you will be doing

  • Engage with product designers, engineers, documentation writers, user researchers, and Leadership to architect, build, and manage the Figma environment
  • Partner with Design System lead to plan Figma roadmap and key initiatives as well as work closely with product managers to plan specific design deliverables, drive prioritization, and contribute to task management activities to help track and manage designers' day-to-day Figma work
  • Drive creation of new Figma UI web kit, ensuring Figma component consistency with code, definition of variants, states, auto-layout, proper utilization of plugins, version control, accessibility, and utilization of best Figma practices
  • Create Figma component usage documentation templates, working closely with a content strategist to ensure standardized copy
  • Drive process creation for component versioning to ensure long-term scalability
  • Lead engagement with engineers to achieve as much automation and architectural component consistency between Figma and code
  • Partner with a design system lead and a user researcher to plan usability testing on users, identifying design system growth areas and proactively advocating for the right work
  • Facilitate design reviews with designers to ensure incorporation of feedback from team members into their work
  • Foster education of Figma best practices to industry-specific design and engineering communities
  • Collaborate with Accessibility stakeholders to guard UI component compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as well as increase user adoption of accessibility practices trough accessibility documentation and checklists
  • Provide guidelines on Product Design to users and engineers, participating in virtual discussions, bug triages, and more, acting as a key liaison to drive successful partnerships
  • Participate in design systems conferences, constantly learning about design system and Figma innovation practices while applying those into your work
  • Maintain documentation, posting regular updates about ongoing work to provide exceptional communication to our client's product teams about the Design team's progress on key initiatives and activities

What skills you must have to be successful

  • 7+ years of experience designing and shipping product on web and mobile
  • Proven record of managing design systems; a portfolio that demonstrates your expertise in Design Systems
  • Advanced knowledge of Figma with at least 3+ years designing, governing, and scaling component libraries
  • Experience utilizing WCAG into design solutions
  • Expertise in facilitating workshops and presenting to large audiences
  • Familiarity with GitHub and front-end technologies (Stencil, JavaScript, Angular, Ember, React, HTML, CSS, Storybook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for continuous improvement and advocacy for leveraging innovative Design and Front-end practices

Please include a link to your online portfolio of recent work. Samples must communicate your approach to evidence-driven problem-solving on real-world projects and demonstrate your skills in developing evidence-based insights and solutions.

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

The Quick Start Guide to Windows 10Windows 10 Quick Start Guide. Visual design
Microsoft Answers Port Page OptimizationMicrosoft Answers Post Page Optimizations. Product design, User experience
Microsoft Surface Understanding LimitationsMicrosoft Surface Understanding Limitations. Visual design, Illustration
Simplify Spending PlanSimplifi Spending Plan. Product design, User experience, User research, Branding
Simplifi Badges + AchievementsSimplifi Badges + Achievements. Product design, User experience, Illustration
Microsoft Answers Sort & FilterMicrosoft Answers Sort & Filter. Product design, User experience
Allovus has the skill to balance the seeds of creativity with the need to execute projects on time and within budget.
Allovus Business Partner

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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