Global Design Partner
Tim Allen was named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business for 2017. Tim brings his roots in product, service design, and strategy to his current role at Microsoft, leading teams of designers in Inclusive Design and envisioning the next shift in computing. His focus on fueling human potential is key to building products and cultures that inspire people to do their best work.
Prior to Microsoft, Tim combined design, storytelling, and technology to innovate on behalf of global brands such as Google, Hyatt, and GE as President, Wolff Olins North America. He led experience design for Amazon Echo, Fire TV, and Kindle products as Executive Creative Director in the Product Design Studio. Tim also shaped the vision for one of the largest Experience Design teams in the United States at R/GA, whose Nike+ work established the future of connected experiences for brands. 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.
As an additional outlet for his passion around design strategy and practice, Tim instructs at schools and events around the world.