Covive partners with businesses, organizations and governments to inspire local and global citizenship through the collaborative design and promotion of products, services and programs that are socially responsible and ecologically generative.

Initially launched in 2007, 
and revived in 2015, Covive is currently a one‑person home office in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center.

Chad Upham
Principal

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.

@chadupham on Instagram

A picture is worth a thousand words. Chad enjoys using Instagram as a way to share his point of view on design, color and composition; daily activities and travels; and self-expression that fuses personal and professional life authentically. See his most recent posts below, and be sure to follow and like!

Authentic. Passionate. Ambitious.

Each one of us plays an important part in shaping a better world, starting in our own communities and professional roles. Covive is ready to work with you to tackle your greatest communications challenges.