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Welcome to our world!

Hip-Hip is a result of the work of illustrator and product designer, Allison Black. As a child, Allison drew cards for her family, but she never thought stationery would become such a large part of her life. For ten years Allison worked as a product designer for Target, developing a huge range of items from kids clothing to bath toys, Christmas ornaments to backpacks. But whenever she needed to recharge her creative batteries, Allison always always found herself making cards.

After moving to Ohio and starting to work from home, Allison made more cards than ever. With the urging of her husband (and with a guinea pig in her lap), Allison officially founded Hip-Hip in June of 2015. It started with the launch of it’s first stationery line featuring bright colors, playful critters and lots of confetti. Since then, Hip-Hip has produced more than 150 cards, along with gift tags, journals, art prints, and more! We have also had the opportunity to work with some wonderful partners, including Lagom Design, Ohh Deer, and Papier, to bring our cheerful items to customers all over the world.

While we love connecting people with handwritten stationery and gifts, we also like to give back to our furry friends who are not only a huge source of inspiration, but are also a big part of our family. Since our launch, we have partnered with Farm Sanctuary to sponsor a different animal each year. In 2017 we designed a Papergang Box which raised funds for UK-based Battersea, an organization that has been caring for dogs and cats since 1860. We also donate items for charity gift baskets and help with logo/t-shirt design for fundraising events. Check out our Giving Back page to read more about it or to find out what we can do for your group!

In addition to making lots and lots…and LOTS of art, we enjoy traveling to new places, playing outdoors and having a good laugh with friends and family. We have a lot of hopes for this small but mighty brand, so thank you for your support! Cheers!