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Candace Carlisle

Creative Director, Designer, Artist, & Front-End Developer +Tinkerer

A LITTLE ABOUT MOI

I am a creative. an adventurer. an artist. a DIY´er. an inventor. a tech geek. an herbalist. a coffee lover. a painter. a vegan. an animal lover.
...passionate about fonts, UI, minimalistic & thoughtful user experiences + design strategy.

Sweet touts on client work & projects featured in: Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, Entreprenuer, Venture Beat, Hatch Pitch, The American Genius, American Statesman, Austin Monthly, Texas Monthly, on KVUE-TV, and more...

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A FEW HIGH POINTS

30+ Product Awards

937 PROJECTS SHIPPED

13,505 Cups of Coffee Consumed

1450 Miles Ran

MY WORK PROCESS

CONCEPT

DESIGN

DEVELOP

TEST

LAUNCH

MARKET

LET'S GET IN TOUCH

designer@candacecarlisle dot com

512 963 1790

Austin Texas

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MY WORK

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ProShow

new product marketing

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Proshow Web

website redesign

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ProShow Product Videos

demo & marketing videos

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FX Creation

product themes and FX videos

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Websites

design + development

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Tradeshows

design / installation / interaction

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Collateral & Media

various one off designs

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Packaging

product design

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Poster Art

various one off designs

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Game Design

design

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Art

mixed media and acrylic on canvas

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Events

planning + design

WORK HISTORY

2015

Art Director / Creative Services Manager

Photodex Corporation.

I currently work for Photodex. Maintaining overall brand cohesiveness for three core products. This includes the curation of content for various projects, marketing initiatives and social campaigns. I rock at video demo creation & commercial design - to deliver on the production of polished, professional videos using ProShow software & FX. I also do web design and site graphic updates or additions + HTML & CSS development for this newly revamped product site: http://proshowweb.com

2013

Creative Director

YouEarnedIt

Worked as a passionate design driven creative director with the analytical mind of a strategist and the processes of an account director. Fulfilling the responsibilities of making our product experience amazing, having our brand echo the nature of our culture, and of course to our amazing team. Unlike many creative directors, I am 100% hands on; I prefer to lead by example. Engaged in all elements of design, product and marketing from traditional advertising to web design, UI/UX, interactive/interaction and to the integration of emerging technologies… especially with the features we strive to introduce through our product. A product designed to facilitate happiness. Basically I’m a hyperactive pixel pusher - designing on the daily towards the happiness of people... at work. Creating a culture that changes lifestyles, AND sharing recognition that lasts all within an award winning product.

2012

Creative Services Manager

Demand Madia (Now Leaf Group)

Identity design, branding, site design, and production management/ project management for online and offline media across multiple products (Pluck, RSS Graffiti, Reviews++, Insights, CoverItLive) under the Demand Media product umbrella, charged with design, development and implementation of our Media/Product Marketing Updates/Event and Online updates for Pluck. I also designed and managed deliverables from these resources across a multitude of media types - media types include website (design and implementation), collateral, mobile sites, product comps, email marketing campaigns, video production, posters, packaging, direct mail, sales collateral, white paper's, event collateral, tradeshow materials and booth design. Accountable for all creative deadlines, while influencing other stakeholders (Copy, Marketing, Sales, etc.) to support successful outcomes. Accountable for improving Creative Workflow, streamlining process(s) for faster turnaround, at less cost, without error, at the highest quality output. Responsible for IA, planning - initial strategy, design to completion, trafficking to tracking jobs, from beginning to end, by resource, so productivity by job type and personnel can be measured and improved upon. Primary liaise and communication "bridge" between Creative Services, Product Teams, Marketing & Sales. My job was to create and maintain product collateral for both print and web on multiple products. Manage & plan for photography and video shoots for campaign use (style list, dates, budget). Create, communicate, implement and document all processes within Creative Services to exact a level of efficiency within departments. Manage all jobs for release to multiple Printer(s) within the US, UK and additional global resources. Including: Pre-press. Post production....rinse & repeat.

2010

Senior Graphic Designer

Monkee-Boy Web Design, Inc.

My responsibilities included taking creative briefs from concept to completion for not only web, but print, mobile and app design. These processes primarily consist of: grid-based design or layout wireframe creation, creative strategy and discovery, establishing web based type-kits that mimic the established brand, designing interactive elements, comp layout, in addition to identity/logo design. Much of my position requires that I maintain internal communications and create follow-up materials including ads, collateral material like brochures & product catalogs and extends to advertising and marketing collateral which includes social media (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo). A large aspect of this position was interfacing with the clients, from business development side to presenting creative to clients, and CMS training which includes a heavy project management responsibility for specific clients and projects.

2009

Senior Graphic Designer

Electric Bat Interactive LLC

Responsible for producing and overseeing creative work for all products and brands within the company's portfolio including design for web, print, interactive platforms, campaigns, promo materials, advertisements and all marketing materials.

2008

Event Planner & Promoter | Designer/Developer & Owner

Electric Promotions

Graphic and Web Design and Development, Product Placement, Identity, Brand development, web site traffic growth, art, and more... Production of visual solutions for the communication needs of local and national based clients, using a mix of creative skills, commercial awareness, social media, networking, PR, and promotional services. Including design and conceptual branding, identity, web site, design & development, search engine optimization, presentations, packaging. With a specialization in event production, planning and promotion. Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Adobe Acrobat Pro, MS Office Suite. Programming experience in HTML, PHP, CSS, XML, JavaScript and Actionsript on Mac, PC & Linux based platforms, various social media networking applications, third party CMS applications & SEO tools.

2006

Lead Web & Graphic Designer / Developer

Marketing Matters (Now White Hat

Responsible for web department in relation to interface design, web banners, interactive functionality, project procurement, content management system integration, CMS training, SEO, product and logo identity, and collateral materials. Worked on unified brand strategy for multiple clients from concept to completion. Supported production of promotional materials, ads for print media, and Web-based advertising.

EDUCATION HISTORY

2001

Graphic Design

California State University, Fullerton

Development and projection of ideas in relation to the technical, aesthetic and psychological aspects of advertising art. Conceptual problem solving and critical thinking in design technology, typography, package design, and graphic design.

1999

Digital Media Arts & Design / Anthropology

Orange Coast College

Explored the role and function of imagery, language, and presentation format in developing work. Both conceptual development and the generation of a portfolio suitable for transfer to a degree program.

1997

Photo Journalism & Fine Arts

San Antonio College

Studied life drawing, etching, painting, printmaking, sculpture, life drawing, critique and creative design.

1990

Traditional Medium Art & Design

SAN ANTONIO ART INSTITUTE

Studied life drawing, etching, painting, printmaking, sculpture, life drawing, critique and creative design.

DESIGN SKILLS

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

Dreamweaver

After Effects

DEVELOPMENT SKILLS

HTML5

CSS3

jQuery

Wordpress

TESTIMONIALS

Aaron Bramwell

Aaron Bramwell Founder + CEO - Monkee-Boy

"Kick-ass" is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Candace. I had the pleasure of having Ms Carlisle as part of my team where she handled all creative services for our company, Monkee-Boy. I was always impressed with Candace’s understanding of all things social, her wide network in Austin, her extremely creative ideas, deep love of technology, and.. well just always being cool. She is great - top-to-bottom - so get to know her, hire her, whatever it takes!!

Sueann Patterson Chun

Sueann Patterson Chun Director, Client Relations at Bazaarvoice

Candace is pure joy to work with. We worked together on a fast turn, complex project with a million moving pieces for a global, enterprise company. Candace quickly identified missing information and pulled out all the stops to find what she needed to complete the project. She was organized, strategic, uber-creative and above all--extremely professional. The end result was a tool that exceeded expectations, over-delivered on quality, and was easy to translate into multiple languages. The client RAVED about the coolness factor and the value it would provide to their network. Candace met her deadlines, asked for what she needed, and made my job 100% easier. I would work with Candace again in a heartbeat, and I would hire her in a New York minute! Candace - you are a rock star worth watching!

Brian Maschler

Brian Maschler Chief Creative Officer

Candace is exactly what we look for when hiring designers. She has a rare mix of design talent, passion and motivation. Her design talent is apparent in every project she works on - and I trust her portfolio is loaded with proof. And despite years of stressful experience that make many designers jaded, Candace remains a glowing personality that is hungry for the next big challenge. With the level of creative enthusiasm that Candace brings to the table when developing ideas, it's natural to wonder if she can actually pull it off - but she does. She consistently did whatever it took to hit very aggressive deadlines. Wherever Candace goes & whatever she does, she'll be thinking BIG.

Maria Seaver

Maria Seaver Chief Experience Officer at Springbox

Candace was a breath of fresh air when she came on at Xerox. She has so much energy and inspiration for all things creative. Not only was she empowering herself but she also refreshed the team around her thus raising the creative bar for everyone.

Steve Semelsberger

Steve Semelsberger President @ SYP & Founder @ AGP

Candace is an amazing blend of creative talent, fine artist, passionate advocate, marketing producer and tireless worker. With Demand Media, she led two major re-branding projects (Pluck and RSS Graffiti) while serving tight deadline sales, marketing and product teams. Capable of working across mediums, industries and concepts, Candace is quick on her feet, enormously collaborative and a general joy to work with. I'd highly recommend her!

Mike McCown

Mike McCown CTO / YouEarnedIt

Candace is one of the most creative and hardest working designer I've ever worked with. It always amazed me the amount she could take on and still produce beautiful, quality, on-target designs. I would gladly work with her again.

Cindy Armstrong

Cindy Armstrong Studio Chief Operating Officer at Activision

Candace is a very talented designer with a high level of commitment and attention to detail. She takes on a project and puts forth all efforts to ensure the highest quality going above what is expected. It was a pleasure to work with Candace and I would do so again if the opportunity presented itself.

Erin Jacobs

Erin Jacobs Creative & Strategic Thinker, Product Designer

Although we didn't work together long at YEI, Candace was a tremendous wealth of knowledge and support helping me to get ramped up. The catalog of work she left behind is astounding and comprehensive, showing she's truly a "full stack" designer. From creating the YouEarnedIt brand (including a handmade carved wood logo sign for the office), to custom customer branded launch collateral, to marketing materials that cover all the bases, to web and product design—she did it all—with thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and care. Candace is incredibly talented in so many areas and passionate about her creativity and work. Any team would be lucky to have her!

Ashleigh Gorman

Ashleigh Gorman Marketing Manager at Vista Equity Partners

Candace is a rare breed of creative brilliance. Her fresh designs and out-of –the-box concepts continually breathe new life into our company. Candace has a unique talent in creating cross-functional creative assets and does so before our team is even aware of needing them! Candace works tirelessly to ensure that projects meet deadlines and the work she delivers never fails to surpass expectation. She gives everything she has into everything she does, making her work ethic second to none. Her enthusiasm, passion and genuine caring of others, makes Candace an all-star team player. I have learned a lot from Candace, but most of all she has taught me to be the change I want to see in the world, something that I will carry with me in my professional and personal life for years to come. Candace will accomplish amazing things in her career and those of us lucky enough to work with her will be better off for it!

Aaron Richmond

Aaron Richmond Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services

3 letters for Candace: OMG. Candace is an amazing, talented, beautiful person. If you're lucky enough to work with her on a project, she will gift you with her blazing creativity (ideas that pop like popcorn and make you smile) and her sincere, honest spirit. Can't say enough about her. She just ROCKS. Totes. ; )

Michael Loiacono

Michael Loiacono Regional Sales Manager - North at YouEarnedIt

Candace is a creative force. Creativity is one of those words that appears on almost every resume, which is a shame because it undermines someone like Candace, who is truly, and undeniably a Creative. Candace helped ideate, define, and refine the YouEarnedIt brand, which we have continually been told distinguishes us from our competition and attracts new customers. Candace is relentless in her pursuit, and has the ability to balance creative ingenuity with delivering for the business to meet internal and customer needs. Aside from her talent, Candace is one of the most thoughtful and generous people i've worked with. She does things from her heart - simply because she wants too, not because she seeks validation. Candace is a unique talent, and I hope to work alongside ( or for) her one day!

Tara Sinclair

Tara Sinclair Customer Success Manager at Box

I had the pleasure of working with Candace at YouEarnedIt, a small start up where she lead and owned all Creative functions, including UI Product design, marketing, and custom client work. Candace’s design skill and strategic vision allowed YouEarnedIt to deliver on its promise to provide a clean, simple, and fun experience for anyone interacting with our brand; from prospects searching our website, to end users engaging with the tool, even to visitors to YouEarnedIt’s office space in Austin. To say that Candace wore many hats would be an understatement. She was absolutely crucial to every function of the business – she created collateral to help Sales accelerate the sales cycle, branded email templates for Marketing, educational communication pieces (posters, guides, etc.) for the Customer Success team, UI design for Product & Engineering, presentation materials for Executives, onboarding templates and office décor for HR. Design skill and accomplishments aside, Candace’s warmth, kindness, and energizer bunny energy were a major asset to our company culture. I would highly recommend Candace.

DOWNLOAD MY RESUME

You can download a PDF of my resume here. Currently, I work for Photodex as an Art Director & Creative Services Manager overseeing product design, branding, marketing initiatives, all creative landscapes, and more.

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