Collaborate with a seasoned branding agency that specializes in building purpose-driven brands that inspire.

Finding a branding agency that can meet you where you are isn’t easy. Whether your team has already defined a strategy or you’re just starting to brainstorm, you need trustworthy creative partners who can honor your vision. Experts who will make it a reality.

Choosing PfT means you’ll collaborate with our senior team daily. That’s right, the same person who presented your proposal will work with you step-by-step. Get to know us!

Janice Pedley

Founder & Creative Director

Alan McNear

Founder & Managing Director

Susanna James

Senior Art Director

Our Story

We’re Alan and Janice, the founders of Pause for Thought. Nice to meet you. Over a decade ago, we took a step back from global agencies and Fortune 500 projects.

We built Pause for Thought to cater to brands with a greater purpose and mission. We vowed to put our multi-disciplinary agency experience behind deserving projects we’re passionate about.

Today, we run PfT in a way that allows us to stay close to the work. That’s why we keep our team small in size and robust in experience.

How we work

Through thoughtful design, friendly collaboration, and creative problem-solving, we bring strategies, campaigns, launches, and more to life across every channel. But before we dive in, we pause. For thought.


We’ll work with you to establish a timeline for each project with clear phases and pricing.


Authentic brands are based on audience insight. We’ll collect feedback and resources to help inspire and align your brand.


We pride ourselves on easy communication. Your voice will be heard every step of the way.


Our favorite part is delivering you an inspiring brand that you’re proud of.

Who we work with

Our clients lead, inspire and influence positive social change. They have a clear understanding of their purpose, whether it’s to enable better health, connect communities or protect the environment.

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