President / CCO
Monkeyfoot Interactive’s founder, Scott Allen, specializes in interface development and usability. With a long history of creative experience with clients such as SPEED Channel, Disney, EarthLink, Coca-Cola, EA Sports, APM Terminals, and Summit Energy, Scott’s know-how is only exceeded by his passion for what he does.
Prior to founding Monkeyfoot, Scott was VP of Creative Services for MindComet, an interactive marketing and design agency based in Orlando, FL. Before that he was one of the original start-up employees for California-based IGN.com, where he spent eight years as Director of Design representing brand campaigns for Nike, Reebok, Mountain Dew, Universal, Visa, Nokia and Herbal Essences while managing art direction in both New York and San Francisco for the company’s content-based websites.
Scott is a recognized industry leader with more than 18 years experience in graphic and interface design, usability, interactive strategy, customer relationship management, and consumer marketing. His work continually combines the latest advances in both traditional and interactive media.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Art from Florida State University.
Chief Operating Officer
Monkeyfoot’s COO, Karen Allen, helps keep all the team members in line and makes sure the company stays up-to-date on all licenses and legal requirements. Before joining Monkeyfoot Karen was Director of Customer Services at IZEA where she created and maintained the company’s customer communication guidelines. Prior to that, Karen worked with multiple businesses to help with their operational needs – from financial best practices to hiring requirements.
Sr Creative Director / Presentation Layer Guru
A seasoned director with over 16 years of experience, Chris has a passion for technology, presentation, strategy and branding that has enabled him to mold raw concepts into viable, successful solutions that exceed clients’ expectations. That passion has led him to dig-in on projects with some wonderful clients including ABC, NBC, NASCAR, CNN, Stirling Sotheby’s, Summit Energy, Florida Hospital, Disney, Wente Vineyards, UpperDeck, Speed Channel, Fox Sports, Coca Cola, Red Bull, EarthLink, Rogers Sportsnet Game Tap, Flagship Studios, NC Soft and EA Sports.
Before coming aboard with Monkeyfoot, Chris led several talented creative teams as Art Director in the interactive agency scene. He also studied Graphic Design and Digital Media at the University of Central Florida.
Chris enjoys breathing life into new concepts, nurturing them through discovery and then getting his hands dirty working out the fine details to ensure the best experience. His ability to integrate and collaborate with a client’s internal team to get to know their business model and goals, has enabled him to deliver more intuitive solutions the way a partner would.
Sr Creative Director
Richard Flores has over 13 years of experience in the digital industry. His background in technology, user experience, and brand development have helped companies connect with their audience. Richard’s ability to merge traditional and digital campaigns have allowed him to work with a diverse list of clients including Disney, Habitat For Humanities, Hard Rock Cafe, McDonald’s, Stein Mart and YMCA.
Prior to Monkeyfoot, Richard worked at a couple Orlando-based agencies as an Art Director working on various projects and campaigns such as APM Terminals, Earthlink, Comcast, and Maxim. Before that, Richard worked as a design consultant for Motorola where he developed interactive modules for product campaigns and support.
Sr Creative Director
Bearded Des Moines communicator. Siberian Husky enthusiast. Iowa State University advertising alum.
Justin Lobaito is an award winning designer with over 7 years of interactive agency experience, working with clients such as Iowa Realty and Schneider Electric. His specialties include graphic design, presentation layer coding and social media marketing, among others.