Tim Allen

Partner
Microsoft

Tim Allen was named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business for 2017. He helps manage Microsoft's Design Studio bringing his roots in product, service design and strategy to create the next shift in computing for phones, tablets, PCs and game consoles. 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.

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. Prior to Microsoft, he also led R/GA's 100+ UX designers as a Global SVP/ECD. 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.

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