Chad Balanza

Design Director

“As a creative, I live for storytelling – helping brands find unique ways to connect with their audiences through emotion and empathy.”

Chad comes to Emotive with a wealth of brand experience in-house on the client side, bringing valuable perspective on implementing design systems at scale for small and large organizations. His background in art direction, brand identity, and creative development stems from his ability to wear multiple hats throughout the creative process. He is passionate about human behavior and the psychology behind why we do what we do. Chad’s love for people and rich storytelling drives him to craft memorable experiences that generate real connections.

Prior to Emotive, Chad has worked as a Senior Designer and Design Director with CloudKitchens, Meta, Uber, Concur, and eBay.

San Jose State University, BA Graphic Design