Who we are

  • Michael Mahan

  • Creative Director/Owner
  • Michael Mahan grew up in Lincoln, Massachusetts with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer as neighbors. That early exposure to the Bauhaus and summer employment at the nearby de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum began a lifelong immersion in art, architecture and design. Following graduation from Bowdoin College he worked in advertising agencies in Cambridge, MA and Portland, ME as a photographer, designer, writer and art director before establishing his own design business in Bath, ME in the mid 1980s.
  • Linda Churchill

  • Office Manager/Lead Designer
  • Linda Churchill is a native of Minot, Maine and a nationally ranked sharpshooter. In addition to handling accounts receivable for Mahan Design she is office manager and a graphic designer with over 20 years of experience in typography and print production. Linda is a graduate of Central Maine Community College with a degree in graphic arts. Initially she considered the nursing program, but the students and faculty in graphic arts were "way more fun."
  • Samantha Hersom

  • Senior Designer
  • Samantha Hersom grew up on the Sheepscot River in Edgecomb, Maine. She earned her BFA in Graphic Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, discovering a passion for User Experience and Information Architecture while solidifying her mainly self-taught skills in HTML and Adobe design programs. Following two summers as an intern, Samantha returned to Mahan Design full time.