Clamour Creative Inc. is the company through which President and Creative Director Allen Zuk has been providing creative, technical, instructional and consulting services for the past eight years, but his career spans over 20 years, beginning in newspaper production and eventually moving through production management, web and multimedia development, writing, technical editing and even a short stint in a book bindery.
While Clamour provides services to a wide range of clients and industries, for the past ten years Allen has primarily served the Canadian book publishing industry. He was responsible for the first book trailers produced in Canada in 2005 via what turned out to be the beginning of HarperCollins Canada’s digital program.
During the summers, Allen teaches the New Technologies course and the Advanced Technology specialization in the Humber College Creative Book Publishing Program. He has been developing the curricula for these courses over the past seven years, and he is a member of the program’s Advisory Board.
Allen was an Advisory Board Member from 2008–2009 for the Gutenberg 2.0 professional development program offered by The Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario (OBPO) and The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP).
He donates time and services to the creative and cultural industries, including Louise Bak’s seasonal Box Salon, a multidisciplinary arts event based in Toronto.
Allen loves music in all its forms, and dislikes having his picture taken. Buy him a pint of Guinness and he’ll tell you all about setting type with molten lead in a book bindery.
Want to know more? See client and publication lists below, or connect with Allen on LinkedIn.
A selection of Canadian clients, past & present: Adornments on Queen, Anne McDermid and Associates, Canadian Manda Group, ECW Press, HarperCollins Canada, Humber College, Kencro Chemical, The Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario, Oxford University Press Canada, Penguin Canada, The Porcupine’s Quill, RS Field Design, Style4Living, Transatlantic Literary Agency, TC Transcontinental, and a number of authors including Hugh Brewster, Camilla Gibb, Andrew Pyper, Joan Thomas and Andrew Westoll.
A selection of international clients, past & present: Air Dispatch International (UK), Chapman Freeborn, Coda Systems Limited (UK), Colchester United FC (UK), Colne Housing (UK), Country Roses (UK), Daily Mail and General Trust Plc (UK), Deutsche Bank (UK branch), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (USA), ILEX Press (UK), Müller Dairies (UK), Neptun Transport (Denmark), Powerplus Engineering (UK), RotoVision (UK), The Salters’ Company (UK), Wallis Shipping Services Ltd (UK), The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers (UK)
Publications (ILEX Press UK):
• Section author: Go Digital: Keep the Past Alive, rights sold worldwide
• Consultant editor: The Complete Guide to Digital Audio, UK/US/CAN and various other languages and territories
• Technical consultant: The Digital Designer’s Bible, UK/US
• Technical editor: Make Your Own Music Video; www.Animation; Interface Design; Web Animation Expert; Web Design: Start Here!; Web Photoshop Expert; The Photoshop Type Effects Visual Encyclopedia; The Digital Photographer’s A–Z; The Complete Guide to Digital Photography; The Complete Guide to Digital Imaging