User Focused and Brand Relevant

Since 2006, we have been providing our clients around the world with innovative product solutions and powerful brands. We combine the best talents from all design disciplines to explore unspoken needs, trigger emotional appeal, and deliver satisfying user experiences.

User Focused and Brand Relevant

Elemental8 is a multidisciplinary design firm located in San Jose, California. We have been creating meaningful user experiences, innovative products, and powerful brands since 2006. With expertise in various industries, we offer complete product development process and turnkey solutions.


Born in Silicon Valley

We tap into the inventive spirit and energy of Silicon Valley, sharing them with our clients big and small around the world.

Multidisciplinary Approaches

Our various creative disciplines collaborate to deliver human centered and brand relevant designs.

From Definition to Production

Under one roof, we have the experience and capabilities to successfully realize our clients' visions.


We combine the best talents from all design disciplines to explore unspoken needs, trigger emotional appeal, and deliver satisfying user experiences.


Industrial Design

Creating the perfect balance between aesthetics and functions of physical products.

Brand Identity

Developing visual languages that are original, consistent, and effective in communicating the core values.

User Interface

Creating the workflow, visual elements, and interaction for apps, device interfaces, and websites.

User Experience and Product Strategy

Articulating unspoken needs and discovering market opportunities through user testing and researching.

Engineering Support

Implementation and prototyping to realize design intent and to fulfill functional requirements.

Manufacturing Expertise

Deep knowledge in various manufacturing processes with on-site production support, trouble shooting, and quality assurance.


Elemental8 has extensive experience in developing products and brands with clients in many different industries, including consumer, medical, bio-pharmaceutical, enterprise, financial technology, telecommunication, robotics, and industrial.



Benjamin Chia is an experienced multidisciplinary designer capable in all phases of the design process. As Founder, CEO, and Chief Designer, he directs the creative team and develops client relationships. 

Prior to elemental8, Benjamin was the design manager at Siemens / Designafairs in Silicon Valley, leading various consumer and medical projects. Previously he was at Pentagram Design as lead designer in San Francisco. Benjamin also held leading design positions with a number of other design firms in US and Asia before joining Pentagram Design.

Benjamin's design has been recognized by IDEA, CES, Good Design, MDEA, and Sparks. His work can be seen as permanent collections at the NY MOMA, SF MOMA, and the National Archives in Washington D.C. Since 2000, Benjamin has been teaching at Stanford University, Academy of Art University, San Francisco State University, and San Jose State University.