Pause and Effect is a dynamic collective of visionary practitioners guided by a shared vision for inclusive, decolonized, and liberated futures. Rooted in principles of relationality, we view design as a vehicle for liberation and regeneration.

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We are a team of anti-oppression consultants, designers, and eco futurists. We believe that organizations have the power to create access, change systems and radically reimagine possibilities through thoughtful and responsible design. If the system has been designed to oppress, it can be redesigned to liberate.

Work With Us

Projects and case studies

Outschool - Product Design Process Audit

Outschool reached out to Pause and Effect to support with answering the following question: How might Outschool's product design process be enhanced through an equity and inclusion lens?

Outschool Process

Daiya Foods - Horizon Scan and Impact Opportunity Mapping

Daiya is an industry leader in plant-based foods. They partnered with Pause and Effect to explore the question: How does the plant-based food industry need to shift in order to account for social, economic, and climate changes now and in the future?

Daiya Mapping

Social Media Influencer and Penguin Random House Publishing

With an awareness of culinary cultural appropriation, our client wanted to ensure that their recipes and cookbook were not causing harm or offense to racialized people and those who belong to non-western cultures.

Influencer Project

Some clients we've partnered with:

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Walmart Canada Website New Tab
M I Q Website New Tab
Sony Imageworks Website New Tab
Prospera Credit Union Website New Tab
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Ethos Lab Website New Tab
EhOn Website New Tab
Jillian Harris Website New Tab
MODO Website New Tab
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How we help

We help impact-driven organizations design their products, services, programs and workplaces with the wellbeing of people, planet and future generations in mind.

Learning Experiences

Product Design Audit

Embodiment Coaching

Collaborative Sessions

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Pause and Effect is our first choice as a product design consultancy. Their approach aligns deeply with our values in bringing greater inclusion to STEAM. Their team partnered with us to develop our member journey maps through an inclusive lens, and built inclusive design workshops for the youth. Both have truly set us on the right path towards making the impact we desire.

Anthonia Ogundele


Read our recent publications and perspectives

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What It Truly Means To Think Outside The Box

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The Starting Point For Building Inclusive Products


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“To me, average, or normal is just code for privilege.”

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