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