Agustín Schelstraete

Founder @ Allie ✦ Design Director ✦ Mentor

Agustin started his career as a digital designer in 2011. Since then, he partnered with visionary founders, organizations, and industry giants like Google, Red Hat, and Toptal to help them build products that live at the intersection of technology, business, and human experience.

In 2014, Agustin co-founded Shiftseven, a nationwide design community that became a catalyst for thousands of emerging designers, empowering them to accelerate their careers and cultivate new opportunities. Through meticulously crafted educational programs and an expansive networking platform, Shiftseven has left a mark on the design landscape.

Throughout his career, his work has been recognized by industry leaders like Product Hunt, CSS Design Awards, and Behance.

In 2023, Agustin joined the 57th Cohort of altMBA, an exclusive global leadership community established in 2015 by the visionary Seth Godin.

Today, he is the Founder and Director of Allie, a Creative-as-a-Service company that helps ambitious founders and teams accelerate product growth with world-class design while saving time on hiring and training.

Beyond his professional pursuits, he runs a creativity and business newsletter called Bitácora, hosts a podcast where he shares valuable insights with a global audience, and gives mentorship to young professionals and business owners on ADPList.

Agustin holds a bachelor's degree in advertising from Universidad Siglo 21 and has pursued advanced studies in coaching and leadership at ESEADE University. He graduated from the Insights for Innovation program at IDEO U, and he also studied Design Leadership at Echos Desirable Futures Lab.