Thoughtform is happy to announce that Candice Londino has become the newest member of our team of designers. We sat down with Candice this week to talk about her love of the design community, her passion for environmental sustainability, and the power of Depeche Mode to help you push through a deep dive.
Tell us a bit about your background.
I have been fortunate to be in the design industry for over 15 years. After being in advertising for many years, I found working with healthcare and sustainably focused companies was my passion. I am deeply dedicated to human-centered, customer-first design, and I am driven to use design for good. Also… huge Jersey Devils fan, Let’s Go!
What’s an example of design you admire today?
As someone with super love for sustainability, I have been nerding-out on the companies trying to make an impact. Energy efficient websites, compostable packaging, reincarnate ocean plastics and recyclables, renewed soft goods, refilleries… I know we are all still consumers, myself included, but I am intrigued and hopeful for how design can make an impact.
What advice do you have for someone starting down a similar career path to your own?
Design is a community. Utilize this as much as possible. Join groups like the AIGA, AdFed, the Art Directors Club, etc. We all learn and grow from each other, commonalities and differences. The more we open ourselves to new skills, backgrounds and experiences the better. Be empathetic and open. And lastly – passion and practice. Like anything, this will take you wherever you want to go!
Who’s currently on your work playlist?
Oof this is TOUGH. I have playlists solely based on mood/function. If I need to prep for a presentation, I am def going with some sort of movement electronica like Mr. Kitty or Gunship. If need to just chill-ski thru some executions prob hear some Carol King or Arlo Guthrie. On days needing to dive deep, definitely more emotional like Depeche Mode or New Order. I also love 80s, 90s, R&B and Hip-hop. Basically just put music on and I’ll be happy.