We believe in the power of imaginative design to create successful and enduring brands that make an impact. We ask bravely and answer boldly in order to design brands with heart.
Part of a global network with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, France, The United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Turkey, the Middle East, Asia, North America and Latin America, CBA is uniquely positioned to design exceptional brands with global perspective.
At CBA, we have a passion for craft. All of our work is the result of a strategic approach that focuses on identifying the heart of a brand to make it desirable, ensuring success and longevity, regardless of category or scope.
Expertise and values are important. And so are unique personalities. We are proud to introduce you to our local team.
Founder & CEO
With over 20 years of experience working with brands globally, Jean-Marc champions the value of cross-cultural work to drive business success. With a background spanning brand strategy, activation and innovation and a passion for entrepreneurship, Jean-Marc brings his unflagging curiosity and energy to everything he touches, helping countless brands improve consumer perception and achieve business success, including Yves Saint Laurent, Unilever, Nestlé, Motorola, Google, Danone, Purina and Heineken.
Managing Partner - Client Services
With over 20 years of brand design experience, Elainne has held senior brand leadership positions in London, New York, Chicago and San Francisco. A trained designer turned account director, Elainne is the lead architect helping to grow CBA’s global accounts and nurture our client service team. She excels at forming trusted client relationships, connecting the dots between creativity and business for brands like Nestlé, Jim Beam Global, Philip Morris, Seagate and Ansell Healthcare.
Founder & Chief Innovation Officer
Will’s passion lies in bridging strategy and design to solve complex issues with great insight and straightforward solutions and his 20+ year history includes major branding and packaging programs for MasterCard, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Plum Organics, Nestlé and Tropicana. As a featured speaker and author, Will’s unique perspective has been spotlighted by Package Design Magazine, Entrepreneur’s Organization, thedieline.com, Shelf Impact! and HOW Magazine. When he's not collaborating with clients or spreading the word on the value of branding, you can find Will motoring on his vintage Ducati café racer on Highway 1.
Director of Operations
With over 7 years of branding experience preceded by 13 years of retail, interactive and traditional advertising, Laura excels at exceeding client expectations with creative solutions and service. As the conductor spearheading our Midwest office, she continually builds strong client relationships by fostering a solution-driven approach to business and design. Laura’s past clients include Anheuser-Busch, Keebler, Hillshire Farm, Kellogg, Jimmy Dean, Quaker and Wells Lamont.
CBA North America
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San Francisco, CA 94104
220 North Green Street
Chicago IL 60607
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