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Strategic yet tactical. Bold and engaging. Project design and development for brands, cities, & people.
Shipdaddy is a Detroit-based production firm. We are art directors, urban planners, and operational specialists for our clients: cities, developers and brands.
We design interiors, branding, exhibitions, packaging, public programming, and websites from our offices in Detroit + Brooklyn.
Prior to founding Shipdaddy, Allison Shipper was the Director of Operations at Town Partners ("Town"), a Detroit-based boutique real estate development and investment firm. She worked closely with the firm's principals to develop and implement Town strategy, leading and overseeing all operational functions of Town, including vendor relationships and accounting, human resources, information technology, and facility management across approximately 500,000 sq. ft. in diversified commercial, industrial and residential assets in neighborhoods rich in culture and history: Milwaukee Junction and Eastern Market/Lafayette Park. Allison further lead Town's short-term rentals program -- Detroit Rentals -- across 23 corporate housing units and 5 event rental facilities.
Prior to Town, Allison was the Community Director at EBLI (Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction), a K-12 professional development training company which has created a proprietary system to teach reading.During her tenure, she implemented the rebranding of the firm across print assets (training binders, lesson plans) and a new website featuring a Member's Only subscription area with 500+ instructional videos. Further, Allison led the design team for EBLI's first iPad app, coordinating between illustrators, the development team, and internal EBLI professionals.
Since relocating to Detroit, Allison has been active in community development and hospitality initiatives focused on attraction and retention of talent as a founding team member of CommunityNEXT (an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit) and Human Scale Studio (formerly Detroit Harmonie).
who we've worked with
DETROIT + NYC