We’re a team of change-agents that help our clients to navigate the unique challenges of managing and implementing consistent brand experiences across industries.

There is no formula for game change.

For each project, we build the right team from the disciplines we offer. We add in experts from our ecosystem — the world’s best specialists. Then we shape the project around you.

By combining beautiful design, compelling narrative and cutting-edge technology, we use every tool in our arsenal to illuminate what makes your brand, products and services special.

Whether we’re working with big global brands or small ‘home-growns’, we have turned concepts into realities; translated ideas into spaces; and transformed strategy into design. We achieve this by hand-stitching our various disciplines together, to the highest quality standards that have consistently been associated with our brand name.

We affectionately call this COLLECTIVE MASTERY

Our Culture

Our team thrives at the centre of change and we hire talent.

We value creativity as part of our identity and our spirit. Our multi-cultural team inspires us to look to the future with confidence and anticipation, and look back at our achievements with pride.

We exist in the cloud and on the streets and we laugh as hard as we work. It’s this passionate and iconic backdrop that provides the perfect complement to our team of whip-smart ‘Eighters’.

Ursula Winzel

Founder & CEO

Ursula has over 18 years of experience working in global agencies with both Fortune 500 companies and boutique clients. She has honed her skills by orchestrating multi-disciplinary teams on the client and agency side, to meet client objectives. Ursula was headhunted by TBWA to move to the UAE 12 years ago to manage the Etihad Airways global account and hasn’t looked back since. 

balcony8 was founded in 2010, and Ursula’s aim was to create an agency that offered the craftsmanship of a talent-centered atelier and the service of a strategic multi-disciplinary agency. This still holds true today. balcony8 is about designing experiences that enhance people’s lives at multiple points of interaction. 

Having started a business at a young age, Ursula’s entrepreneurial acumen means that she is able to quickly absorb information, inspire her teams and encourage them to deliver top-notch work within budget and on time whilst delivering real results. 

Past agencies include The Jupiter Drawing Room (SA), Network BBDO (SA), M&C Saatchi (UK), Lowe (UK), Lowe (UAE), before setting up balcony8 in 2010.