Tim Allen

Partner, Director of Design

Microsoft Design

BIO

Tim Allen leads the Modern Life and Inclusive Design teams at Microsoft, focused on human-centered design thinking to envision the next generation of Microsoft products and services. Tim Allen leads the Modern Life and Inclusive Design teams at Microsoft, focused on human-centered design thinking to envision the next generation of Microsoft products and services. He was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2017 and one of Creativity magazine’s Creativity 50 in 2013. His experience leading creative teams in product, software, and experience design fuels innovative cultures building technology, empowering people to do their best work. Tim Allen leads the Modern Life and Inclusive Design teams at Microsoft, focused on human-centered design thinking to envision the next generation of Microsoft products and services. His experience leading creative teams in product, software, and experience design fuels innovative cultures building technology, empowering people to do their best work. Prior to Microsoft, Tim led Amazon's Product Design Studio as Executive Creative Director leading the experience design for Echo, Echo Show, FireTV, and Kindle products. He also led R/GA's 100+ UX designers as a Global SVP/ECD at the helm of Nike’s global digital ecosystem. Through innovative work with Adobe, Red Hat, and IBM, Tim holds several patents related to software design, ranging from chat interface modeling to mobile device synchronization. Tim’s work has also been recognized with several of the industry’s most esteemed awards, including multiple Cannes Cyber Lions, D&AD, ANDY, Webby and OneShow awards. He was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2017 and one of Creativity magazine’s Creativity 50 in 2013.