Photo of Illustrator Brian Allen and his family

I spend my free time raising children with my wife, Lesha.

My Name is Brian Allen.

How’s It Going?

I’m a freelance artist and creative director living in the State College / Bellefonte area in Pennsylvania, with my wife, Lesha and our two hell-spawn, Michael and Isabella.

My Style:

I create artwork in two very different styles:  light and dark, which is an unusual mix.  I genuinely enjoy illustrating fun, happy things as much as I enjoy designing dark, creepy things.  The result of my work is generally a hybrid blend of both.

My art style tends to be humorous and quirky, and sometimes a bit odd.  This makes sense, because my wife says that I am humorous and quirky, and sometimes a bit odd.

My Origin Story:

After graduating from Penn State University, my first full-time gig as an illustrator was for a motorcycle decal manufacturer called XGX Racing.  My creative director was a seriously talented illustrator from the video game industry, and I absorbed everything I could. He showed me a lot of the tricks I use today as a digital illustrator, and also taught me how to successfully run a business and manage a team.

Then I got married and moved back to my hometown of State College Pennsylvania, to raise children, and to work for Jostens Printing and Publishing as a book cover illustrator.

With the help of my family, friends, and clients, I finally was able to take the leap into freelancing full-time.  Nothing has made me happier than running my own business out of my own studio.  It’s a crazy, stressful, exciting, rewarding, and challenging adventure – and I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else.

About My Clients:

I work with clients large and small – I’m more interested in the content of the project than the size of the client.

I think the best artwork materializes when you and I are having a lot of fun creating it, so I really take care to make sure that I’m always working on things that genuinely peak my interest. Because the style of my artwork attracts people from very cool industries, my clients are often way cooler than I am.

Types of Clients We Service:

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Rock/metal bands
  • Apparel companies
  • Motorcycle graphics distributers
  • Packaging Design Firms
  • Start-ups
  • Magazines
  • Breweries
  • … and all sorts of other good folks.

A Few Of My Clients:

Marvel logo for client list
American Greetings
Scholastic client logo
Smith and Wesson Client Logo
Epson logo, a client of freelance Illustrator Brian Allen.
HOSS Client Logo
Spiral Direct Client Logo
Sports Business Journal Daily Client Logo
PG Wear Logo

My Team

Over the years I’ve learned the importance of knowing when to ask for help. I’ve assembled a Designer Super-Team that excel in areas that aren’t my focus, in order to address every need of the project as a whole. Because of our team-based approach, we are able to offer services like Web Design, Animation, and Video Production.

Ryan Cherry

Ryan Cherry

Graphic Designer. Web Designer.

Lumbersexual.

Ryan Cherry is a graphic and web designer, currently residing in Reedsville, PA. Ryan specializes in WordPress and Shopify, and basically making things look cool.

When not touring the world in his stupid band, he can be found spending time with his awesomely awesome wife Lillah and their adorable puppy Dexter.

Joe Seifert

Joe Seifert

VFX Artist. Animator.

Coffee Spiller.

Joe Seifert has a wide range of experience in producing animations, illustrations, 3d models and motion graphics packages for a variety of platforms.

He’s worked on a full range of clients from small startups to full scale agencies with clients such as BET, Nike, Conair and Activision.

He has a BS in Media Arts & Animation, and piercing blue eyes that will make all your problems go away.

Lesha Allen

Lesha Allen

Marketing Director. Accounts Manager.

Professional Eye-Roller.

My wife Lesha works for me. Or I work for her. We‘re still trying to figure that out, actually. She’s an expert accounts manager and marketing director, keeping everything organized so that I have time to do what I do best: drawing your illustration. It’s such a fantastic privilege to be able to work together.

She’s a also an expert at not making fun of my questionable music choices in the studio.

So Let’s Do This!

Tell us about your project today so we can get to work