About

Commit to making a difference.

Seven25 is committed to helping accelerate the individual and collective impact of values–driven organizations. In the past ten years, we’ve witnessed first hand how social entrepreneurship—and a startup mindset in NGOs—have contributed to making social profit work more sustainable. We’re out to contribute in our own way to moving the world forward.

Our love for this work is evident in our lives and in the passion, curiosity and expertise we share with our partners. We attract and work with people who are keen to combine their professional and personal experiences, giving us folks who, in addition to being at the top of their professional game, have real–world insights into one or more of the spaces we work in.

Our core staff is behind each project, but we also have a tight–knit network of designers, strategists, researchers and developers on our team, based in Canada, the US, the UK, and France. We match them to projects based on personalities, skillsets, location, and availability.

Isabelle Swiderski
Founder & Creative Director

Isabelle has been helping accelerate the impact of values–based organizations through design for the past twenty years in North America, Europe and now Africa. She founded Seven25 ten years ago and holds a joint MBA from Brown University and IE Business School and an MA in Design from the Royal College of Art. She taught design at Emily Carr University for over 10 years and uses this experience to facilitate workshops for accelerators and universities, as well as Seven25’s clients, exploring where design & business build on each other to solve problems.

Carla Olson
Video Producer

Carla tells visual stories through words and images. During her years working in advertising, through her personal projects, and as the Head of Video Production for the organising committee of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Carla continually strives for excellence, using the power of motion pictures and inspired storytelling to celebrate truth, beauty and humanity.

Marie–Claire Hill
Lead Designer

Marie-Claire is a multi-talented designer, with more than ten years of experience, specializing in branding and UX/UI Design. She is passionate about creating engaging, useful human-centered interfaces, experiences and products. When she’s not designing, she is caring for her young daughter and exploring the city.

Sean Mitchell
Creative Developer

Sean is a multi–faceted full stack web developer and experience designer. He has crafted award–winning digital experiences for the likes of Nike, Yahoo and Acura over a career that spans close to twenty years.

Xavier Martin
CFO + Senior Advisor

Xavier has extensive experience working in strategic and corporate finance, advisory services, development strategy, financial engineering, fundraising as well as mergers & acquisitions for start–ups, high–growth, turnaround and well–established companies. Whilst he manages Seven25’s finances, he is also available as a resource to our clients.

Caryl Dolinko
Partnerships + Growth

Caryl develops communications and sales strategies that drive growth. She lives to see people and organisations succeed and she knows how to help them get there. From sales for international companies to managing a global human rights organisation, Caryl thrives around people. She holds an MA in Intercultural Communications and Global Leadership and isn’t afraid to use it to help Seven25, as well as our clients, move into their next stage of growth.

I love working with progressive organisations to leverage their ideas and innovations and move towards success. At the core of it, it’s about helping people. It’s as simple as that.

Caryl
Partnerships + Growth
Board

Our
Advisory
Board

Seven25 is always learning and we
are grateful to be supported by an accomplished board of advisors.

Dominique Hyde
Director for Strategic Engagement
World Health Organisation
Anne de Kerckhove
CEO
Iron Group
Rahul Puri
General Manager & CTO
Magine Digital Media
Sheena Sargent
Senior Manager, Public Health Programs
Public Health Agency of Canada
Braden Sweet
Head of Marketing for Birch Lane
Wayfair
Careers

Joining
Our Network

We’re a small group of folks committed to doing good work for good people. We work hard without forgetting that our loved ones need us to be present and healthy.

If you’re keen to change the world through design and want to join a scrappy, always–learning, obsessed–about–craft–and–impact team of friendly professionals, get in touch.

Current Positions
Senior Full Stack Developer

We are always looking for experienced full–stack developers to join our network. If you love developing technical solutions for values–based organisations and are generally passionate and easy to get along with, we like you already. Get in touch with samples of your work and why you’re interested in working with us.

Design Research Intern

We are looking for a junior researcher with experience in ethnography and human–centered design to join our team. Our projects vary and can include in–country field research in remote areas or user interviews in urban centres. We are a small team and welcome curious folks with can–do attitudes and a global mindset. Get in touch with details on what you’re good at and why you’re interested in working with us.

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