Studio Spotlight: Pause for Thought

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"At Pause for Thought we have a passion for brands with purpose. Our clients are visionary natural, wellness and lifestyle brands dedicated to quality in everything they do–in their products and in their actions. Our blend of strategy, research and design are the winning ingredients for a house style that’s ownable and distinctive across every touchpoint."




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Emeyu is pioneering a new tea culture committed to health and balanced living. Communicating the richness of Chinese history and the art of tea to a contemporary audience is at the core of each branding application, including the giftable packaging, marketing materials and the website.

Absolutely Gluten Free

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Absolutely Gluten Free is a line of all natural products that let people with celiac disease enjoy crispy and delicious crackers every day. Our packaging celebrates the joy of food through vibrant colors and uplifting food styling.


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America’s leading organic yogurt producer, Stonyfield always delivers on their brand promise – healthy food for healthy people and a healthy planet. Staying true to their brand, our packaging design reflects Stonyfield’s passion for the planet and great tasting yogurt.

Castiglion del Bosco

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A stunning estate in Tuscany, Castiglion del Bosco is the epitome of luxury travel as well as a busy agricultural center. Understated and elegant, our brand design faithfully expresses authentic Toscana.


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Tradewinds all-natural, real-brewed tea is an authentic tea that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Simple, laid-back and easy-going, our new packaging takes you to a place of carefree and casual enjoyment conveying thoughts of relaxation and refreshment.

Immaculate Baking Co.

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Immaculate Baking Co.’s approach to making cookies is just like the handmade American Folk Art they support—simple, pure and from the heart. Our packaging design celebrates the care and authenticity that goes into creating both of these amazing artforms that make us smile.

The Full Yield

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The Full Yield, Inc. offers a foundation for measurably improving your health and your quality of life, beginning with food. Our packaging weaves lifestyle and food together with captivating illustrations.

Terme di Fontecchio

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Terme di Fontecchio in Umbria is a bath of thermal water and sulfurous springs that has provided natural healing agents for centuries. For the launch of their skincare line, our task was to encapsulate the timeless beauty of Umbria and the transformational properties of this ancient spa.