Hello I’m Mikey Allan and I build and run product teams. I was raised in Switzerland, surrounded by beautiful alpine scenery. Although my heart resides in the mountains, I swapped them for the english south coast.
I’m lucky to be running the super talented and awesome design team at Brandwatch. I value pushing boundaries, experimenting with new technology, never sitting still, keep learning and above all have fun and enjoy it.
I’ve been privileged to have worked alongside some of the brightest and most interesting minds in our industry. I was a designer at Clearleft and have worked with companies such as: BBC, Wellcome Collection, Penguin Random House, Kew Gardens and Tui Travel.
I always have a side project on the go (if not more than one) to keep me on my toes. My latest project is Peak, a hiking blog listing some of the great walks, hikes and hidden gems that I’ve been on. My other major side project is renovating our home, which is dominating my side-project time at them moment. I have documented, in a painfully embarrassing way our progress, so if you’re interested in house renovations you can take a peek at my renovation Instagram account.
When I’m not behind a screen I try and do the complete opposite; you can find me on hikes, bikes, boards, climbing and basically everything I can do before I get too old to do it.
Design systems repo is a hub of great pattern libraries, style guides and design systems for you to draw inspiration from. I do love me a site of sites, it saves so much time when researching 🙂View Link
How’s things? Yep, everything’s fine. There’s a social dance that we often do when someone asks “how’s things?” This is especially true in the workplace. We don’t offer up all the small niggles of our work life. Who would possibly want to listen to that? And if they did, they certainly wouldn’t ask you “how’s things?” again […]Read more