Richard has worked for many clients in editorial, design and advertising including the New Yorker, the Folio Society, Plansponsor, New York Times, Washington Post, WSJ, Utne, The Guardian, FT, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, Esquire, New Statesman, Reader's Digest, BBC Worldwide, Nokia , Siemens, Orange, and Greenpeace.

Richard's picture book, 'Apes-a-Go-Go!' was published by Harper Collins in 2014

Richard has won gold medals from the UK's Association of Illustrators in their annual juried awards. He has also won gold and silver awards from the Society of Illustrators (LA) the Society of Illustrators (NY) and 3x3. He has been recognised by Communication Arts.

Richard's paintings can be seen at Richard Allen is Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016