About CMB

Coyne Maur Bane Design Partners Inc. (CMB Design)— Located in the Sacramento Area, historic old-town Folsom, California, CMB Design is a full service graphic design studio with expertise in corporate positioning, identity packages, retail packaging, annual reports, corporate and product brochures, sales literature, direct mail, advertising, and electronic media design. CMB Design is renowned for surpassing the expectations of the client and producing high-quality products that meet the client’s budget and deadline.

CMB Design originated over fifteen years ago when three design professionals pooled their talents to win a coveted national account (Harbinger Corporation). CMB has grown, winning accounts such as Sony Computer Entertainment America (PlayStation), California ISO, Peregrine Corporation, webMethods, Olympus of America, and Lumenis.

With over 80 combined years of design experience, CMB Design is owned by three of Sacramento’s top graphic design professionals: Paul Coyne, Brad Maur and Jeff Bane.


Paul Coyne — Partner, Creative Director. An approachable and perceptive creative professional, Paul Coyne’s first priority is to give his clients strong, results-oriented design that works well in their industries. After receiving a B.A. in Visual Communications from California State University at Chico in 1985, Paul began his graphic design career working for Jamison, Cawdrey, Rice, an ad agency, and The Design Company, a packaging design firm, both in San Francisco. His accounts included G.Heileman Brewing Company, Schlage Lock Co., Dole, Ralston Purina, and Flecto Varathane. During that time he worked on the creative teams and traveled across the country, supervising the printing of numerous integrated packaging projects. Paul moved to Sacramento in 1989 where he joined a prominent design studio. His commitment to keeping clients needs at the forefront of each project led him to open Coyne Design in 1993. Coyne Design’s long-term clients included: SMUD, Hayes Medical, Harbinger, CalFed Bank, U.S. Computer Services and Optima Software. Over the past fifteen years at CMB Paul has managed accounts such as webMethods, SMUD, Harbinger Corporation, California Forest Association, Datatrac, Petrik Laboratories, Heritage Foods, Altergy Systems, Santa Barbara Smokehouse, Butte Creek Brewing Company, Rimini Street, Fox Barrel Cider Co. and Corto Olive Oil Company.


Brad Maur — Partner, Creative Director. Arriving at innovative design solutions is what Brad Maur enjoys most about his work. His passion for design has led to numerous awards and publication in Print magazine. A B.A. in Visual Communications from California State University at Chico started Brad on a graphic design career in Sacramento where he has worked as art director, designer and project manager. Over the past 25 years, Brad has worked with clients ranging in size from a local architectural firm to international corporations. As a partner at CMB, over the past fifteen years, Brad has handled a broad range of work, most notably Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA). As the manager of this account, Brad has created the graphics for over 90 PlayStation® game titles such as the MLB® 2007-2011 Franchise, the NBA 2007-2010 Franchise, the Buzz™ Franchise, Gran Turismo 2, Gran Turismo 3, Downhill Domination, Uncharted™3 and a host of others. Brad and CMB have also created the Sony PlayStation brand guides, signage, point-of-purchase and mobile marketing vehicle graphics for SCEA. Brad also handles file conversion from SCEA U.S. market to the SCEA LATAM market. This includes Game Titles, hardware bundles and in-store promotions. Brad has been the creative director on multiple project for Intel® Corp, California Grocers Association and many others.


Jeff Bane — Partner, Creative Director. Jeff earned his B.A. in Visual Communications from California State University at Chico and has since worked in all aspects of design, project management and production. Previously working as a creative director for over ten years at a prominent Northern California design firm, Jeff honed his skills as a designer who masterfully incorporates images and type to fit the client’s needs. Not only is he a superior designer, he is also a creative illustrator with a distinctive, multi-faceted style. While featuring Jeff’s natural design talents, CMB often adds distinctive icons and information graphics as part of their service without adding additional or surprising costs. His impressive portfolio runs the gamut of high-tech, architecture, development, retail, financial and publishing industries. He has designed for national accounts such as PG&E, Intel, 3Com, Harbinger Corporation, Fiserv Corporation and S3. Jeff has presided over projects within the dynamic and evolving energy and power industries over the past twelve years, managing a relationship with California Independent System Operators. Also during the past fourteen years, Jeff has managed accounts such as Principal Funds, Washington Mutual, Intel, Lumenis, BindView and Peregrine Systems — where CMB handled the global roll-out of the Peregrine identity and Brand Expression.


Our Studio, located at 606 Sutter Street, in historic Folsom, California