Design Discourse with Candace Solola

Navigating the Shift from Designer to Creative Leader

Candace will share her personal journey navigating the design landscape, from her humble beginnings as an entry-level designer to establishing herself as a leader in the field and co-owner of SO Dsgn, a branding and industrial design studio in Chicago. Prepare to explore the necessary mindset shifts, practical leadership skills, and actionable advice to help designers navigate the transition and make their mark as creative leaders.

About Candace

Candace Solola is an award-winning brand designer and a Partner & Creative Director at SO Dsgn, a Chicago-based branding and industrial design studio. In her previous role as Design Director at Landor & Fitch, Candace gained extensive brand building experience. Her passion for brands combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, inspired her to partner with her husband to build SO Dsgn into a multi-disciplinary design studio. Candace is committed to creating captivating brands, telling meaningful stories, and contributing to the Chicago design community!

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When & Where
Thu, Jun 20, 2024 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Leo Burnett Building
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601