We co-create brands and experiences for social benefit with visionary leaders, like Wander + Shannon Hunter.

Design for Shared Progress

DVXD is an innovation design studio working with early-stage startups, non-profits, and globally renowned organizations. We work alongside visionary executives and founders to co-create brands, products, and services in the areas of equity, wellness, and sustainability.

Derek Vaz, Founder & Principal at DVXD

Craft & Collaboration

We believe diverse, senior, and hands-on teams create the most value for our clients and the communities they affect. Every aspect of our process seeks to create benefit for all those who may be impacted by the work we create.

Our Process

Our Partners

RBC Ventures
Matthew House Toronto

Partners from insight to launch and beyond

Design Research

Design Research

At an early stage, we shape product and brand strategy through data analysis, generative research, and co-design activities. Strategic objectives are then collaboratively defined with all stakeholders based on opportunities that emerge from Research.



We collaboratively develop, test, and refine brand and product strategy through iterative prototyping. Prototypes are used to drive additional investment, test strategy with all stakeholders, and scope development.



With an established strategy, we work in tandem with partners to create a design system, measurement strategy, and launch plan. Once launched, we are often invited back to scale and evolve foundational work.


CEE partners with DVXD to co-create 'Essentials' training platform for Black youth-focused nonprofits

Read Article

Partner with us

We partner with influential leaders of all scales and industries. Talk to us about your bold vision.


+1 647 484 8446

Our studio in Toronto's Parkdale Neighbourhood


119B Roncesvalles Ave, ON, M6R 2K9


Office hours

We host open office hours on most Fridays for members of underrepresented groups seeking career advice.

Book office hours