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Catherine Allen

Creative Director

Catherine Allen

Zulu Alpha Kilo

Catherine Allen is a Creative Director at Zulu Alpha Kilo, a gutsy and fast-growing Toronto agency that gained international recognition for it’s No Spec campaign challenging the industry practice of spec work, as well as it’s award winning work for Cineplex and Interac to name a few.


A creative who loves “making stuff”, Catherine spent the first ten years of her creative journey as a designer and expanded her scope to include art direction seven years ago. Since then, she quickly rose to lead complex, integrated campaigns for some of Canada’s top brands and has worked at some of the country’s leading agencies. 


Most notably, Catherine was the creative mind behind the acclaimed Respect the Bean campaign for the Nabob Coffee Company as well as the internationally recognized feature-length film “The Movie Out Here”, and surrounding campaign, for the Canadian beer brand Kokanee. Her work has achieved international and local recognition for both its creativity and efficacy at numerous award shows including Cannes, One Show, D&AD, the Effies, and Epica.