UX + Product
Visual + Brand
UI + Visual Design
Content + Marketing
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.
Allovus has the skill to balance the seeds of creativity with the need to execute projects on time and within budget.
Deliverable based models
Fixed price 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.
Kickstarting you career
Job search strategies
Defining values, goals, + purpose
(Re)Navigating your career
Personalized, professional coaching
Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Or are you seeking guidance to kickstart your professional life? Allovus offers coaching to help people reach their full potential in work and life. Our expert coach will partner with you to identify your core values, strengths, and purpose.
Our approach focuses on setting attainable goals and creating outcomes that matter to you. Through mutual accountability, we’ll encourage self-discovery by developing solutions and strategies you can build on. We can help you improve your job search, refine your interview skills, and empower you by helping you set your personal and professional goals. Partnering with a coach can help you understand your purpose, know your value, and focus on your priorities. Let us help you get on the right path for personal and professional growth.
Founded by Hayley Nichols in 2009 with the goal of being a different kind of design company. Allovus began from the desire to provide creative and technical individuals with opportunities that allow 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.
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
Coach + Creative Strategist
Senior Operations Manager
VP of Operations
Allie Marie Soth
Founder + President
Principal Software Engineer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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