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Covive means live together.

Our Purpose

In a world approaching 8 billion people, to “Covive” means reshaping human civilization in a way that meets the mutual needs of all people while protecting the diverse ecosystems and species that enable sustained life on this planet.

Global Population: Historic Estimates and Projections (in Billions)

Source: ourworldindata.org

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Food. Water. Shelter. Energy. Transportation. Commerce. Community. Culture.

Each of these human needs are dependent on complex interrelated systems. The same industrialization and mechanization that has enabled exponential population growth over the past 150 years is churning through finite resources and destroying ecosystems that have supported human life for millennia.

How do we meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability for future generations to meet their own needs?

Awareness

of the constraints of
global resources
and systems.

Consideration

for harm and injustice,
and recognition of one’s
own place in the world.

Action

to reenvision and restore systems which must sustain prosperous life for all species for millennia to come.

Our motto
inform and inspire

We are passionate about the presentation of information that expands people’s understanding of local and global issues. This is the awareness and consideration part.

And we seek to inspire people to action through compelling storytelling and campaigns.

Branding, print and digital media, information design, and environmental graphics are the tools of our trade.


Who We Are

Chad Upham

Creative Director

Chad blends leading-edge sustainable business expertise with more than fifteen years of branding and design experience. With an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio School of Management in San Francisco and a BFA in Graphic Design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Chad is expert in organizing ideas and information into clear, adaptable visual frameworks.

As a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) specialist, Chad guides the development of authentic, measurable sustainability reporting and communications. Through his work, he seeks to inspire hearts and minds to global citizenship.

Chad enjoys pushing himself physically while backpacking, snowboarding, running, and cycling; and sharing moments of awe and inspiration with others.

Civiane Chung

Digital Design and Production

Civiane translates creative ideas into reality for both print and digital media, and manages internal processes and workflows. Her mind revolves around white space, type size, dpi and color mode. She loves working on projects with a social conscience, so she fulfills her own purpose at Covive. Civiane recently relocated back to Toronto with her husband and two young children after living in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 16 years.

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