Jack Allen


What describes a great adver­tising art director is his ability to come up with good selling ideas, designing and laying out award winning ads and have the know-how to work within a tight budget. Jack was all of the above.
When it came to budgets, he was espe­cially creative.
Jack discov­ered two poor strug­gling art students (Dave Sanchez & Mik Kita­gawa) from the Ad classes he taught at night.….and inter­viewed them for a posi­tion in his depart­ment at the pres­ti­gious Young & Rubicam adver­tising agency. Unbe­knownst to these young fledg­lings, Jack’s budget called for just ONE art director. Mr. Allen, at his creative best, took that one salary and split it!.…..Two for the price of one. Hence the term “two-fer” will always be asso­ci­ated with Dave and Mik! Thanks to one Jack Allen.

Mik Kita­gawa