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Every day is different here.

To the outside observer, our environment might appear chaotic, but it's how the creative work gets done. Our commitment to making our clients more successful — while meeting a steady flow of deadlines — is never easy, but is often rewarding. That's why we’re here.

There's a constant push and enthusiasm to do our best. At any point in the day, you'll find people mixing it up — talking, asking questions, exchanging ideas. Occasionally shouting profanities. We have a great group of talented people who like what they do, and like to laugh. Work, we take seriously. Ourselves? Not so much.

So stop on by for a snack from our six-foot-tall 1940’s movie theater popcorn popper, or grab a "cold one" from our always-stocked (and free!) vintage coke machine located in the art department, or schedule a meeting to find out what we can do for your company’s brand.

No matter what, you won't be bored.

Ken Krauss |

Partner & Creative Director

More than anything else in this business, Ken loves telling clients' stories. He's committed to finding the emotional truth behind a brand, and communicating it compellingly, memorably and honestly. Ken brings brands to life with his insightful, strategic and creative approach.

Duncan Stout |

Partner & Account Director

With a marketing background in large consumer and B2B companies, Duncan brings a strategic brand planning perspective to many CD&M clients. He holds up the CD&M mantra that some of the best creative ideas are found in brand planning. As for his own inspiration, Duncan knows an occasional thrashing in the surf ensures an open mind.

Leah Sommer |

Media Director

While the media landscape and consumers' behaviors may be evolving, Leah believes the goal remains the same: create a relationship with the brand. She develops the strategic approaches that allow traditional and non-traditional channels to support each other, and the measurement plans that gauge success and inform next steps.

Linda Wagner Jones |

Controller

Linda supervises the day-to-day operations of the company, including full financial oversight, human resources and IT. With 18 years accounting experience, Linda is an analytical problem solver and is skilled in developing financial controls that insure project accountability and accurate reporting for all clients.

David Page |

Account Executive

Dave's 20 years of communications experience includes a passion for strategic planning and brand positioning. He has developed marketing plans for tiny start-ups to international programs operating in more than 50 countries. Outside the office, Dave can be found spending time with his wife and kids, or ice climbing in N.H.

Julie Reynolds |

Account Manager

Julie's experience includes over a decade at agencies, from account and creative management to production and design. She provides strategic direction on design and messaging, while seamlessly managing projects from beginning to end. She also manages agency processes and production planning, and leads digital marketing initiatives.

Deb Roy |

Production Designer

Deb is the resident keyboard master at CD&M. With over 15 years of graphic design, software expertise, and pre-press experience, she excels in design and complex production file management for many client projects. Outside the office, Deb is continuing her keyboard mastery by studying and playing Chopin on piano.

Linda Spring |

Senior Art Director

Arriving in Portland from a NYC ad agency, Linda joined CD&M in 1990 as a freelance graphic designer. Two days (and one boat cruise) later, she was hired full-time and has never looked back. A graduate of Syracuse University, Linda stays busy going for long runs and relaxing on her pontoon.

Mike Yoder |

Senior Art Director

Mike thinks the closer a client's brand is considered at the conceptual stage, the more effective the execution will be. He likes putting words and images together in interesting and unpredictable ways. When Mike isn't designing a logo or ad campaign, you might find him scanning a black and white film negative that was shot using his plastic camera.

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