• Hello Cool WorldMedia

    We help our clients shape their stories. Now it's time to share ours.

We do what ad agencies do

Work With Us

But we do it for you

Since 2001 our award-winning campaigns have made an impact in the social change, health, and wellness sectors. Whatever ails you, we can make it better.


We make meaningful materials beautiful.

  • Videography
  • Photography
  • Graphic design & illustration
  • Transmedia & content creation
  • Branding
  • Websites

Capacity Building

We empower people to have an impact.

  • Digital storytelling
  • Art for social change
  • Culturally competent health & wellness campaigns
  • Connecting documentaries & social causes
  • Solidarity with indigenous movements
  • Non-profit engagement & fundraising

Monitoring & Evaluation

Share and grow our success stories.

  • Community collaboration
  • Research as promotion
  • Surveillance and metrics
  • Epidemiological evaluation
  • Analysis and creative reporting
  • Information visualization

"I've worked with many social and development sector communications agencies over the years in my various roles at CNN, WHO and other organizations, but Hello Cool World is easily one of the very best anywhere in the world."

Roy Wadia, Regional Communications Adviser, UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

Designed to make a difference


It's all for the best

Our work is never just a job. Every project sustains our long-term vision for social transformation.

"Hello Cool World is so cool! They focus on community, youth engagement and they're all about respect. Plus they have great health literacy!"

- Denise Thomas MHS, BSN, RN Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses

Loaded with expertise

Meet Our Team

bursting with energy

Our talented designers, consultants and associates will be at your service. We hand pick every team to bring the best and freshest blend of "secret sauce" to your project

Katherine Dodds

Founder & Director

Sandy Haksi

Director of Online Content & Strategy

Jada-Gabrielle Pape

Saanich and Snuneymuxw Nations, Creative Director

Terry Sunderland

Senior Graphic Designer & Illustrator


Interactive Producer


Director, DOP, Editor


Voice Actor & Health Promoter

John Sawa

Sound Designer

Dr. Maureen Mayhew

Consultant, Research Lead

Duane Stewart, c’ee’hixid

Haisla from Kitamaat Village. HCW Consultant, Arts & Media Projects

Mark Achbar


Nancy Bleck


Christopher Tait

Gitxan Nation, Indigenous Youth Advisor, Photo Assistant

Andrej Marko & Devon Cooke

Storybubble Media

D'Arcy Hamilton

Momentum Media


Director of Photograhy

Dawn Brett

The Story Department Inc., Video Production

Jolene Andrew

Wet'suwet'en & Gitxsan Nations, HCW Associate

Mike Jacko

Odawa Nation/Mexican HCW Media Intern, Youth Program Coordinator, VACPCS

Bella Sie

Media Communications

David Ng

Consultant: Gender Justice Lead

Atef Abdelkefi

Web Developer

Scott Nelson

Consultant, Drupal Expert

Colette Gunson

Communications Consultant

Cindy Masaro

Research & Evaluation Lead

"What impressed me most about the Hello Cool World team was their comprehensive & all-inclusive approach to everything they do."

Ian Roe - Content Strategist, BCCDC

We partner with our clients

Clients & Cohorts

We collaborate for change

We work for and with individuals, organizations and companies who share our vision.

"Working with HCW has allowed us to bring harm reduction knowledge and research findings in an easily accessible format to service providers and the public."

Jane A. Buxton MBBS, MHSc, FRCPC - Physician Epidemiologist, Harm reduction lead, BCCDC

Be part of our story...

Blog With Us

...and we'll be part of of your story!

We love to create and share in our collaborative success stories.

  1. We have an ongoing collaboration with the Harm Reduction Program of the BC Centre for Disease Control developing a website and helping with content.

  2. There's no doubt we love our work

  3. Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

  4. Honouring people's stories is an effective way to provide health education

  5. Working on the refreshed identity for social justice organization Inter Pares allowed us to put our 'social branding' theories into practice!

  6. We are so honoured to have worked with the amazing people that are part of the Circles of Understanding project which educates the public about the devastating impacts of residential schools in Canada.

Be part of the story

Say Hello!

Contact us

We are based in Vancouver, BC, in unceded Coast Salish Territory. We also have a desk at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto. And of course we are 'virtually' everywhere via the world wide web! Office Line +1 604 251 5567 Info@HelloCoolWorld.com