Allen Aguilar

Allen Aguilar

New York, NY, US



Inventive, spirited, and highly-organized professional with over four years of editorial and marketing/communications experience. I'm a true Jack-of-all-Trades and would like to find a role that leverages my writing ability in the A/E/C industry.


TPG Architecture, New York, NY, Associate Creative Director

Progressed through three roles within two years, handling different aspects of Business Development, Marketing, Communications, and Branding. Beginning as a Marketing & Communications Specialist, I served as project manager in the concepting and execution of RPF responses, qualification packages, and new business presentations. In concert with the Director of Marketing, I also coordinated project photography; assisted in planning various events; wrote ads, award submissions, and press releases; and strategized content creation and deployment across multiple channels.

After a year I was promoted to a newly-created Creative Strategist role involved in the concept design and execution of TPG Architecture’s own brand refresh while still shouldering my duties as a Marketing & Communications Specialist. In my new role I was responsible for the creation of an updated logo and identity, brand messaging, and the redesign of all related Marketing materials including Proposals and New Business Presentations. I pioneered the use of video as a medium for presenting content and conceived an ongoing Design Dialogues video series along with a host of other video projects.

I was promoted from the Creative Strategist role to my current role as the Associate Creative Director of Copy and Video Projects to lead the development of a consistent brand voice and standards for style and tone. I oversee the creation of multi-channel written and visual content that expresses the firm’s story.

Aug 2012 - current

Gensler, Chicago, IL, Studio Coordinator & Talent Development Coordinator

Concurrently held multiple demanding crossfunctional roles as an Executive Administrative Assistant, Firmwide Editorial Assistant, Project Coordinator, Marketing Assistant, and Talent Development/HR Coordinator. Performed an array of administrative duties; coordinated marketing efforts (specifically RFQ and RFP responses and designing presentations); assisted in event planning for internal and external events; and was appointed to a four-person Firmwide team of Editorial Assistants supporting Gensler Publications with fact-checking, proofreading, and conducting research for original publications, surveys and white papers covering Features, Insight, and Research categories.

Jul 2010 - Jun 2012


New York University (NYU), New York, NY, Bachelors, Creative Writing

Candidate for Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Humanities with a Concentration in Creative Writing. Expected graduation date of December 2014. Part-time attendance.

Sep 2012 - current

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

Began undergraduate studies in pursuit of a Bachelor of Architecture until I decided to take an extended leave from university studies.

Aug 2000 - May 2002

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