My name is Candice Oates and I’m a graphic designer, because ‘eating too much peanut butter’ is not yet a recognized profession. I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, which means I’ve owned my own cornhole boards and developed a Pavlovian tic to the phrase “O-H.” When I’m not counting pixels and adjusting anchor points, I’m probably scoping out the best place for a taco, loving my dog too much, or getting stuck in a YouTube hole of funny parrot videos.
I've been in the art game since I could pick up a crayon. I’ve always been dabbling in all things 2D, but when I discovered the world of graphic design I knew that I had found something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in December of 2015 with a BA in Advertising and Graphic Design, and I currently work at WD Partners as their senior graphic designer in marketing. I may be stuck at a whopping 5'1", but I'm constantly growing as a designer and I never settle for anything less than the best that I can do.