Team Bios

At Tilth Creative Collaborative, we work as a cost-effective boutique agency, scaling our team and resources to work directly with you, depending on your needs and requirements, from both a creative and technical perspective. Allen Sheetz and Colleen Kelly are the co-principals and creative leads.


Allen Sheetz

Creative Direction + Content Strategy

Allen has worked for 20+ years as a creative director, writer, editor and producer in print, web, interactive and video/film media. Staff writing, editing and producing gigs have been with MSN, MSNBC, Sidewalk/Citysearch, PhotoDisc/Getty Images and Curiosity Group. His writing has appeared in Salon, Rolling Stone and Adweek, among other publications, and clients have included Adobe, Apple, Cambia Health Solutions, Disney, DreamWorks, Group Health Cooperative, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Norm Thompson Outfitters, Oregon Humane Society, Portland Trail Blazers, Providence Health & Services, Royal Robbins, Sony and Warner Bros. Tilth Creative Collaborative was born of the fortuitous opportunity to work with like-minded professionals on agreed-upon projects that challenge, engage and effect positive impact upon people and the planet. Allen has BAs in English and advertising/journalism from San Diego State University. His eco-educational young-adult novel — about an imaginative boy, his missing-presumed-drowned father, a telepathic Sasquatch tribe, all set in a fictional ex-logging township on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula — is in progress (don’t hesitate to request the first chapter!).


Colleen Kelly

Creative Direction + Art Direction

Colleen’s boldly gone on her own, running small, successful design shops in both Seattle and Portland, and has also put in many years at design/marketing firms and in-house design departments, honing her craft razor sharp. Clients have included Dr. Loosen Imports, Group Health Cooperative, Microsoft Press, Oregon Humane Society, Pacific First Bank, Port of Seattle and Windermere Real Estate. The time was right for Tilth Creative Collaborative, to share principal creative ideation, to co-call her own team’s shots and work closely with socially responsible clients, delivering finished experiences that nail the message in laser-guided fashion and startle in their originality. Colleen attended art college, attaining a BFA in graphic design from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Away from the office and computer, she can be found tilling her own soil, i.e., nurturing her verdant, delightful garden.