Meet MACLYN’s Finest: Allison Kim

Allison suspects she was born in the wrong decade. The evidence? She spends much of her time watching ‘80s and ‘90s horror flicks (Scream is king, of course). Her cat, Wookie, joins her on the weekends for borderline-unhealthy binges of classic sitcoms. When the last-know manufacturer of VCRs closed their doors in 2016, she was among the few millennials who shed tears.

Despite her generational mix-up, Allison’s love of all things pre-Y2K is coming in handy at MACLYN. She can write for generations other than her own – a rare skill in the ad business. The characters from her film obsessions keep her arsenal of written voices fully stocked. And as she sharpens her copywriting skills with the pros, her blend of genre tastes helps her shift tones quicker than you could swap cassettes.

When she graduates from DePaul University this spring, Allison plans to pursue a career in advertising and, if needed, save the universe from Daleks.