CLEAR COMMUNICATION. CONCISE MESSAGING. BREAKTHROUGH CREATIVE. POSITIVE ACTION. DESIRED RESULTS — DONACO Design Communications is a global, full-service creative advertising, communications, design company focused on developing, implementing, and managing branding solutions. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, DONACO is fueled by a remarkable, award-winning team whose innovative, clear, incisive strategies successfully drive traffic to the brand. This powerful, provocative blend of imagination, inspiration, and passion creates a comprehensive circle of creative resources from which our clients can draw clear, compelling differentiations essential for successful–and profitable—solutions that strengthen the bond between brand and consumer. At home in both the world of digital and print, we strive for excellence, powered by our desire to embrace and further our clients’ objectives with impactful, clear communications and desired results, time after time –– USA, Belgium, Paris, London, China, Moscow, the Caribbean…

WHO WE ARE: DONACO Design Communications is a creative communications and design studio that focuses on strategy-driven marketing, advertising and design services and the delivery of high-value, results-oriented communications –– supporting, positioning, and strengthening your brand –– in the advertising, marketing and graphics/ design arenas. Home based in Annapolis, Maryland, the studio is comprised of senior-level professionals in an associated network, positioned to offer top-of-the-line disciplines with a cost competitive fee structure. From analytics, creativity, and management, to full execution, we employ the best of both traditional and cutting-edge platforms to produce unprecedented business results with the experience and resources to deliver on time and on budget.

Our client roster includes a wide range of businesses and institutions striving to increase their public presence through multiple venues and opportunities. Having founded Rudderow Kurtz & Associates, LLC in New Jersey in the year 2000, Ms. Sturn relocated the business to Maryland in 2005 as DONACO Design, LLC to realize her vision of a global agency by building an award winning team of creative professionals to accommodate the growing number of worldwide clientele.

COMPANY POSITION: DONACO Design Communications consists of fourteen core professionals who offer large agency creativity and prestige, but with an economical, competitive edge. Together, the team manages and supports full-service agency amenities, bringing specialized skillsets and unique experiences to successfully address client needs and objectives. DONACO offers a rich experience in full campaign development, as well as individual project assignments. Examples may include: logo/ brand identity, advertising campaigns, collateral, company brochures, signage, PowerPoint presentations, annual reports, exhibit graphics & signage, promotional kits, package design, public relations/ media placements, illustration/ fine art commissions, and more…

Dona Rudderow Sturn, Creative Director/ Principal – DONACO Design Communications founder/ owner, senior creative director, award winning marketing, advertising and design executive who leads her team to successful results through clear communication, creative thinking, and entrepreneurial enthusiasm… spearheads expectations, process, successful outcome, enhancing client revenues… responsibilities range from start-to-finish and everything in between… twenty-five+ year industry experience encompasses creative, conceptual, analytical and strategic planning/ execution… held top-level positions at Gillespie Advertising, an MRM/ McCann Erickson Worldgroup company, Las Vegas Sands Corporation Worldwide… founded/ relocated dynamic New Jersey-based advertising/ design agency to Washington, D.C. area, developed Jane Not Plain Worldwide, a children’s self-esteem book series/ merchandising company headlined in The Wall Street Journal… taught high school/ college art/ creative design… creates works of fine art in multiple mediums found in public and private collections worldwide…
Known for her infectious enthusiasm and ready-to-meet-any-challenge philosophy, Dona has built a team of like-minded professionals who reap rewarding results in a high-energy environment.

• Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
• Annapolis Rotary Club
• Leadership Anne Arundel
• Annapolis Yacht Club
• National League of American Pen Women