Our Team

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 Levi.com. 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. Nate Bedortha Nate Bedortha

    UI Developer
  2. Annie Gilbert Annie Gilbert

    Director of Project Management
  3. Isaac Viel Isaac Viel

    Analytics and QA
  4. Nicole Levin Nicole Levin

    Art Director
  5. Robeson Kitchin Robeson Kitchin

    Technical Director
  6. Jesse Keyes Jesse Keyes

    UI Developer
Substance History

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 eight years into this journey, our work and our clients are a testament to who we are and what we do.

View Substance through our eyes

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Talking about potential client tie-ins for the upcoming #starwars release, @scarequotes came up with "Jawas of the Wallowas" for @traveloregon so we went out searching for sandcrawlers in Eastern Oregon... #traveloregon #jawasofthewallowas
Every six-ish months, we switch up where everyone sits so people get to spend time with new neighbors. Today is Moving Day. #substanceHQ
Halfway through the #bikecommutechallenge at #substanceHQ
Checking out the award/growler for the 7 Wonders integrated campaign at @traveloregon - thrilled to be a part of it!
Congrats @traveloregon on the Mercury Award for 7 Wonders! #esto15
"I don't want to be a person who doesn't do things because I'm afraid." - Cheryl Strayed (quoting her 10 year old son) at #esto15
@ustravel_association talking about the power of travel and tourism in the United States. #esto15
If you're coming in to Portland for #ESTO15 this weekend, you'll probably need a lot of what @stumptowncoffee serves up to get through all the sessions AND the Substance Field Guide to ESTO (link in our profile). Rumor also has it that @traveloregon is handing out @voodoo_doughnut at the visitor center at the airport (down in baggage claim) so make sure to stop there first. See you soon!
Do you know in what US city this Chinatown gate is located? #substancefieldtrip