Welcome! I’m Allison, the owner and designer behind Allison Designs.
Prior to setting out on this solo venture, I spent 16 years of my career with Healing Waters, a luxury-brand medical spa, where I served as the general manager and then director of operations before settling into my niche as marketing director and designer for the final ten years. During my tenure, I helped Healing Waters grow from a single location with 20 employees into an award-winning spa and aesthetics company with three locations throughout the Southeast, including a licensing partnership with a major hospital.
During my years as marketing director, I formed an in-house marketing department where I functioned as its sole member for a number of years, providing all aspects of marketing support and brand development. I led all traditional marketing, including creation of television, radio, print and outdoor advertising, as well as all digital marketing, including multiple website re-designs, social media, SEO and PPC advertising.
While at Healing Waters, I also enjoyed the unique experience of collaborating on the creation of the company's proprietary skincare line, Pure MD Skin Science. From branding to packaging and print collateral, to creation of the company’s first website, to the development of the products themselves, I participated in nearly every stage of the product journey.
I have always enjoyed what I do and feel fortunate that my previous position provided so many opportunities for involvement in every aspect of marketing and business development. In this next phase of my career and solopreneurship, I look forward to developing new relationships and working with brands big and small, to create something beautiful and meaningful and reflective of your mission.
My professional journey has taught me that paths can be winding and unpredictable. No matter what stage your business is in or where you are headed, I’m glad you are here.
Me. In short.
Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, I carry a little bit of the heartland with me everywhere I go. In a mixed pursuit of personal interests, academic and professional ambitions, I have lived in New York City, Durham, North Carolina and Washington D.C. (plus a short stint in Australia during my college years). But my heart and home now reside in Rhode Island where I live with my husband, two step daughters and two dogs, finding great joy (and many a frustration) in care-taking and restoring our 225-year-old New England farmhouse.