We are an advanced design studio for social innovation

We generate innovative solutions to outline new scenarios for a sustainable future through design.We listen to the needs expressed by people and communities to design new services, products, spaces, and experiences that positively impact the ecosystem.

Meet Shifton

Mission

We activate innovation processes starting from people’s needs. We create positive ecosystems where people and communities can build relationships of trust and collaboration. Shifton merges profit with purpose because it combines the generation of social impact with economic objectives.

How we work

The rituals of design thinking mark our internal and external work processes. By sharing collaborative practices and rituals, we stimulate cultural change within organisations and create transformative processes. We anticipate trends to build new horizons for the future.

The team

Shifton is a place of transdisciplinary research and exploration, in which an assortment of skills and experiences find space. We come from different areas of specialisation, which include design in all its forms; economics, philosophy and architecture. We are characterised by a liquid, horizontal organisation based on our individual team members’ strong sense of responsibility.
We live in different cities and countries: agile methodologies and tools allow us to manage work processes and collaborate quickly and rigorously, working with the same intensity, whether present or at a distance.

Emanuel Ingrao

Emanuel Ingrao

Founder and CEO

Guglielmo Apolloni

Guglielmo Apolloni

Designer and Social Innovator

Valentina D'Addato

Valentina D’Addato

Service Designer and Researcher

Marco Miodini

Marco Miodini

Economist and Design Thinker

Cristina Travanini

Cristina Travanini

Curator and Philosophy Researcher

Maite Rodriguez

Maite Rodriguez

Visual and Service Designer

Francesca Danzi

Francesca Danzi

Experience and Strategy Designer

Marzio Mirabella

Marzio Mirabella

Video Maker and Storyteller

Marianna Recchia

Marianna Recchia

Business Designer


Our clients

We collaborate with foundations, institutions, universities and corporations


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