The People of Substance

  1. Stephen Landau Stephen Landau

    Creative Director & Principal

    With over sixteen years of experience concepting digital solutions, Stephen uses the idea of “brand” as a guide for both creative execution and digital implementation. The belief that brand is the way people feel about a company is paramount in the creative process where interactivity, functionality and design all work together to create a positive brand relationship - Interaction is Brand.

  2. Todd Moritz Todd Moritz

    Chief Operating Officer & Principal

    With a formal background in music, television and film production Todd turned his focus to the internet in 1994, heading to San Francisco to produce the original Working for companies like Foote Cone & Belding, Wieden+Kennedy and Organic he’s worked with many clients over the years, many of which you’ve heard of and he’d be more than happy to talk with you about.

  1. Isaac Viel Isaac Viel

    Analytics and QA
  2. Erin Kurtz Erin Kurtz

    Experience Director
  3. Annie Gilbert Annie Gilbert

    Project Manager
  4. Jesse Keyes Jesse Keyes

    UI Developer
  5. Robeson Kitchin Robeson Kitchin

    Back-End Developer
  6. Jeremy Pair Jeremy Pair

    Project Manager
  7. Nicole Levin Nicole Levin

    Art Director
  8. Nate Bedortha Nate Bedortha

    UI Developer

How did we get here?

Substance was formed in January of 2007 because we wanted to create the company we’d always dreamed of working for: a place filled with smart, creative, business-savvy people who are dedicated to doing great work. The kind of company that would create fantastic work for fantastic clients. Over six years into this journey, our work and our clients are a testament to who we are and what we do.

We have an expression at Substance that began on Day One, and continues to this day: Do Better. Every day brings the opportunity for us to do even better than the day before. For ourselves. For our clients. For you.

View Substance through our eyes…

Today we had our State of Substance for 2014. A huge thanks to all of our team and our clients for a fantastic year. Here's to 2015!
Our clients know us so well... thanks @keen for the holiday gift!
You know, just hanging out with Fabio like you do when in LA. #lategram
"So no one told you life was gonna be this way." Doing a little sightseeing while in L.A., and with our love of coffee, how could we pass up Central Perk? #wbtour
Happy Holidays from @pinehurstresort #substancefieldtrip
Good morning from Pinehurst Resort. #substancefieldtrip
One of the benefits of travel is getting to sample local/regional beers. Highland Brewing from Asheville, NC makes a pretty good one.
Working with travel/tourism clients means there are opportunities for travel. We're heading to the east coast for a little in-person inspiration. #substancefieldtrip
The Substance crew at Columbia Land Trust's Wild Splendor event last night (photo credit: @ohmytoddpdx with the selfie)
If you're at Columbia Land Trust's Wild Splendor event, you'll probably see us here! #wildsplendor
Tried to get all four flavors (the others are bacon Mac & cheese, mango salsa, and wasabi ginger) but all Fred Meyer had was cappuccino. Probably the only one worth trying.
The Shadow Burger at Club 21. #portlandburgerweek - bacon, onion ring, tomato jam - pretty darn good.

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