Design Director

Chad Hall

Notable Clients: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates Ventures

Skills + Interest Areas: information design, data visualization, systems thinking, bridging digital + analog experiences

Favorite Design Resource: “The Shape of Design” by Frank Chimero, “Where are the Missing Masses?” by Bruno Latour

Chad is a Design Director at Artefact and a strong advocate for responsible design. Chad’s work focuses on helping shape equitable systems through envisioning for and designing towards preferable futures. Chad’s approach bounces between macro and micro lenses of the design process; from mapping large scale systems to the craft and small details of designing interventions. He has a background in working with global health organizations and biotech startups and has worked diligently to make information and data more accessible and actionable to influence change.

He earned a Master of Design from the University of Washington and a B.A.C in Communication from Pacific Lutheran University. Alongside Artefact, Chad is a Lecturer in Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington, and the co-host of the podcast This is Design School.

When not designing, you can find Chad roaming the aisles of a local hardware store finding that extra thing for some DIY home remodeling or woodworking project, screen printing at Pratt Fine Arts Center, or running with his dog, Benson, and the Seattle Frontrunners.