Allison received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied graphic and industrial design. At SAIC, she was a participant of a collaborative studio partnership with a global retailer, designing furnishings and homewares that addressed the growing trend of micro-living environments. In school and following graduation, she worked in exhibitions, realizing a constant rotation of wide-ranging shows in a large gallery space in downtown Chicago. Before coming to Media Objectives at Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, she worked at a manufacturer specializing in luxury furniture and art markets. She developed projects ranging from lighting, furniture, sculpture, and multi-media installations, gaining an extensive knowledge of materials and processes. She is excited to apply her cross-disciplinary skillset to enrich M-O and VDTA’s offerings, and contribute to creating innovative, integrative solutions.