Allison began her relationship with Interactive Knowledge in 2005, when she was hired as a contractor to design educational materials and experiences for Girls are IT . She continued working as a freelancer in the Charlotte area, opening her own design studio which grew into a popular art gallery. Before long Allison was a successful graphic designer and prominent business owner. She garnered kudos from the local press and was proclaimed one of the “Women Who Rock: Presenting Six Ladies Who Make Charlotte A Cooler Place To Live.” To promote her gallery and design business, as well as her clients’ work, Allison created branding strategies that included fun and funky websites and email campaigns. In August 2010, Allison and Interactive Knowledge were happy to reunite and bring Allison into the family as a full time designer.