Hello! My name is Candace Parker - mama & graphic designer.
I grew up in Katy, Texas, wandered off to Galveston Island and then College Station to go to Texas A&M University and found myself back in Houston looking for a job after graduating with a BBA in Marketing and International Business in 2008. I worked for a great company for a year and discovered that having only a Marketing degree wasn't enough for what I dreamed of pursuing. I knocked out a Graphic Design degree from the Art Institute Houston and The Design Mama was born shortly after my baby boy Dylan George.
I worked at Igloo Products Corp. (yes, the cooler company!) for three years as a graphic designer before realizing I wanted to do more than what they had to offer. I took a risk, quit my job & eventually found myself here - working at an awesome creative company called Bullpen Marketing while also freelancing & creating fun new orders for my Etsy shop. I learn something new every day, I love seeing ideas come to fruition and making people's visions come alive through my art.
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