In a world infiltrated with smartphones, tablets, laptops and TV, we are captivated by imagery and persuaded by short, compelling thoughts. At Studio A2, we work these two angles in your favor, delighting customers and moving them closer to a relationship, to a sale, to you.


Allyson Appen

Studio A2 is the brainchild of Allyson Appen, a design guru with 30 years of experience spanning online media, mobile and print. Allyson’s whereabouts have included posts at Parenting Magazine,, CNET, GreatSchools, Johnson & Johnson, the American Himalayan Foundation and many others. She has built apps sprung from her own imagination… and from others’.

Today, she partners regularly with front-end wizard, Jon Mires, to offer clients a combo of agility and creativity that is hard to match.


User Experience (UX)

  • Task flow charts
  • Use cases
  • Wireframes
  • Research
  • Surveys
  • Prototypes
  • Usability studies
  • Marketing tactics
  • Storyboards
  • Information design

User Interface (UI)

  • Website design
  • Online advertising
  • Responsive design
  • Front-end development


  • iPhone
  • Android

Branding & Graphic Design

  • Identity programs
  • Annual reports
  • Magazine design
  • Collateral

Allyson’s work speaks for itself (clean, well-targeted, attractive, easy to navigate) but working with her tells the back story: She’s straightforward, precise, timely, full of ideas, understands the web and can make even a techphobic newbie wind up with exactly what she wanted and needed.

– Paula Spencer Scott, Author


  • American Himalayan Foundation
  • Atlanta Opera
  • Atlanta Symphony
  • BabyCenter
  • BabyZone & ParentZone
  • Blende Dental Group
  • Blum Center for Developing Economies
  • Center for Environmental Health
  • Common Sense Media
  • Corporate Computing
  • GreatSchools
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Interactive Corporation (IAC)
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Mother Knows
  • Parenting
  • PCComputing
  • Whittle Communications

I had great experiences with Allyson at both & Hawaiian Airlines. She was a critical part of boosting marketing performance of Hawaiian Airline’s events and promotions, and in doing so, took our game to an entirely new level.

– Alissa Reiter, Online Marketing Director


We’re right next to Boston in lovely Brookline, Massachusetts.

EMAIL: [email protected]

TEL: 510.219.3266