Julia Allen

Founder, Creative Director


Julia Allen is the founder and creative director of Folia Design. With over twenty-five years of industry experience, she’s created some of the most widely recognized and awarded design work in the North Bay, much of it in Napa and Sonoma counties.

With Chicago roots deeply embedded in her sensibilities, Julia blends urban and organic styles to enliven each practical application. Her experience as a seasoned creative director/designer also balances smoothly in areas of brand strategy, marketing, project/print management, as well as business development. Julia has worked with a wide variety of clients, from small-, medium- and large-scale businesses, to startups as well as nonprofits, city departments and county organizations.

Julia's goal is to provide for her clients a deep sense of pride in, and ownership of the work created. It's in that transition, of passing the final product into her clients’ hands, that her work really comes to life; embarking on a brand story, website or print collateral, no longer a concept but a designed entity intended for a purpose beyond the environment she created them in.  

Having set roots in Napa over 15 years ago, Julia embraces the spirit of California. She fills her spare time exploring, adventuring, practicing yoga, baking and being open to whatever might come next.




“Julia at Folia Design is a wonderful asset to me, for several reasons. She is creative and takes pride in her creativity, but also is open to incorporating aspects of my vision into hers. I like that. Plus, she knows our community and my audiences, so it saves us a lot of strategic time. Finally, she is accessible, sets her fees reasonably and will go out of her way to help me get a final product that I love. I don't have a graphic designer on staff, so Julia is my "go to" asset. I sincerely recommend her.”

Elizabeth Emmett
Director of Communications and Community Engagement
Napa Valley Unified School District