Please view the sample file attached. It contains information and artwork samples of the museums I have had the pleasure of working on. I outline the part I played in the completion of each project.
Synergy occurs when two or more agents work together to produce an effect that is greater than the sum of the individual agents.
Candace Johnson works to achieve a relationship characterized by synergy with every one of her clients. Candace partners with museum design professionals who need expertise in pre-production support to complete their projects on time and within budget. The pre-production tasks of creating large format graphics, graphic panels, reader rails and typesetting, are frequently some of the final pieces of the puzzle before a museum opens. Candace fills the role of an extra staff member, seamlessly working with your team to finish the elaborate puzzle in time for a museum’s grand opening. Candace’s experience with diverse museum design projects and understanding of the critical role communication plays in the process, drives her to communicate with key players in the process which results in streamlined communications, and faster task completion. This saves you time and the organization money. Candace brings fresh view and excitement that any project manager would love to see. Her knowledge and expertise gained through nearly a decade of museum design and production experience as well as more than a decade in traditional graphic design and production are easily incorporated into her projects. Her experiences give Candace a significant depth of knowledge and a wide range of understanding to draw upon. Her easy-going personality, focus on results, and sensitivity to clients’ pressures are much appreciated and have resulted in longstanding client relationships. Candace’s knowledge and skill with technology allows her to work with anyone at anytime, while her commitment to learning and improvement keeps her in the forefront of new trends. Candace and Synergy Design Studio have been the “missing piece of the puzzle” on many museum projects by stepping in to execute pre-production graphics and Candace is positive she can help you too. Her focus on your priorities sets her apart from others, while her traditional foundation of hard work and honesty encourage client loyalty and long term relationships. If you are a museum design professional and need someone who can fill a pre-production or design role, Candace Johnson is the expert to contact.
“Candace Johnson of Synergy Design Studio is our “go to” designer. She is an extension of our in-house team, allowing us to meet our deadlines and coordinate our many projects with ease. Candace is a genuine pleasure to work with: easy-going, organized, creative and dedicated to giving us her best. We work so well together that it’s like having her right in the office.” – Grace Hutton,
Director of Graphic Services,
Maltbie, Inc.“Candace is a rarity among designers. She’s a natural when it comes to managing the production end of things (no matter how large or complicated the job) and the creative end – always giving us imaginative designs that are wonderful. Dealing with Candace is a pleasure from start to finish and is a big part of why we’ve enjoyed and developed a long term relationship.” – Chanda Lawrence,
“I have worked with Candace Johnson for nearly six years, and could not recommend her talents more highly.She has met every challenge that I have thrown her way, and done so with patient good cheer, and a dogged work ethic that is extraordinary. I have a small staff and a harried schedule. Candace is organized, neat, punctual and always up to date. Her work is always delivered before deadline and she is willing to make as many revisions as the client demands with good-natured affability. Her work is crisp and clean and clever. She is flexible and agreeable to suggestions, and just an all around pleasure to work with. All of that explains why we continue to work closely together even though she has moved to another state. In short, Candace is just terrific and I am very happy to work with her and will continue to do so.” – Mary Joyce Perskie,
Vice President for Marketing
and Business Development Bacharach Institute for
Rehabilitation“Candace Johnson delivered responsive, professional service while providing ARAD, LLC. design services. Candace offered creative options and recommendations that made the project go smoothly and quickly. The final product was exactly what I wanted. Candace was a pleasure to work with.” – Richard DeStefano,
Owner, ARAD, LLC.“Candace Johnson’s talents and commitment to priority projects and tight deadlines were some of my greatest assets as Director of Advertising. Her creative talent and ‘out of the box’ thinking helped differentiate brands and foster growth for targeted areas. Meeting deadlines and attention to detail are also professional qualities that Candace fosters. If you live by the saying that ‘The good ones make it look easy,’ then you’ll say that Candace truly makes it look easy. Working with Candace is definitely one of the best ROI decisions a creative and strategic manager can make.” – Linda Pukenas,
GMAC Mortgage“Candace is an absolute joy to work with! She takes great care to be clear about the project, your goals, and your focus prior to even beginning the design process. This step may take time up front but it saves a great deal in the long run, because she just nails the job. She is incredibly easy-going and just a pleasure to deal with. I can't recommend her enough for anyone who wants to work with a professional who is excellent at her job, dedicated to giving clients the best, and just plain fun to work with. – Winnie Anderson,
Environmental Design Pre-production
Maps/Icons Hi-res production
Original Line Art 3-D Lettering
Typesetting Plaques MuralsGraphic Design* Corporate Identity and Logo Design Advertising Campaign Conceptualization and Integration Sales Kits and Marketing Materials Direct Mail Campaigns Layout and Production of Printed Materials Packaging and Point-of-PurchaseSales and Business Marketing and Advertising Planning Project Management Production Facilitation Advertisement Placement
*Samples upon request.
Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, NevadaArab American Museum, Detroit, MichiganCarnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburg, PennsylvaniaSmithsonian Institution Behring Mammals Hall, Washington, DCSouth Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame, Camden Riversharks Stadium, Camden, New JerseySports Legends at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MarylandTrack and Field Museum, New York, New YorkUtah Field House, Vernal, Utah
Please view my samples to the right for my part in each projects' completion.
Candace Johnson has been involved in the areas of graphic and environmental design since the late 90s. Her experience as a corporate employee in design departments of a large benefits consulting company and an international casino hotel fostered Candace’s talent for merging design ability with production skills. Clients love working with someone who possess the rare ability to juggle these diverse skills, and her particular strength in pre-production work is greatly valued by clients. Candace’s diverse talents include the ability to bring art files up to production speed, translating pencil sketches to final art, and, of course, creating original artwork. Candace’s drive to learn and improve as an artist permeates her entire life. While she’s always on the look out for new trends, new techniques, and new technology, she’s much more than a “typical designer” whose focus can be very narrow and only on the creative side of a project. Candace is driven to partner with her clients, to uncover their goals, and to apply her expertise to solve the client’s problem by applying the best design strategy to the task at hand. It’s talent that’s balanced with business sense and delivers solid results for her clients.Candace’s easy-going personality, focus on results, and sensitivity to clients’ pressures are much appreciated and have resulted in longstanding relationships with organizations in and outside her home state. Her drive to stay on top of the latest technology has allowed her to serve clients well no matter where they may be located.In addition, Candace’s award-winning work with solo-preneurs, architects, casinos, small and large healthcare providers, and other industry segments has led clients to achieve their goals of creating a distinct brand identity, increasing market share, and improving revenue and overall business growth. Whether designing an invitation to an event or an ad campaign for billboards, Candace gives every project the same level of care, creativity, and passion. In short, she uses her talents to enable organizations to achieve their objectives.
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