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.