September 21 – 22

Chicago, IL


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Partner & Creative Director

SO Dsgn

Chicago, IL

Candace Solola is an award-winning brand designer, lettering artist and the Partner & Creative Director of SO Dsgn, a Chicago-based branding and industrial design studio that specializes in elevating brands through meaningful, story-driven design.

With a previous background as Design Director at Landor&Fitch, Candace has gained extensive experience in brand building that spans across industries. Throughout her career, she has worked on several global brands including Microsoft, YouTube, Kimberly Clark, and PepsiCo, to name a few.

Her passion for brands combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, inspired her to partner with her husband Rotimi Solola, to build SO Dsgn into a dynamic design consulting practice. In her role at SO Dsgn, Candace is committed to creating visually captivating brands, telling meaningful stories, sharing new perspectives and contributing to the Chicago design community!

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Day 1: September 21

Pali Palavathanan  •  Danny Pemberton  •  Emunah Winer & Margaret Kerr-Jarrett  •  Reggie Snowden  •  Jo Roca  •  Candace Solola  •  Abe Zieleniec  •  Julia Cho & Denny Liu  •  Thomas Kurppa  •  Shar Biggers

Day 2: September 22

Diego Guevara  •  Ade Chong  •  Bijan Berahimi  •  Katrina Romulo  •  Byron Rex Phillipson  •  Kristin Lueke  •  Matt Tanaka  •  Stephanie Falaschetti  •  Taamrat Amaize  •  Zipeng Zhu