Picture Box
Annual Report for Citigroup Foundation

Candice Stern

Art Direction and Design

Candice Stern, Principal of Candice Stern Graphic Design, LLC, is an award-winning designer with nearly 20 years of professional experience. She has successfully designed hundreds of projects to meet with the exacting standards of a wide range of clients. Throughout her career, Candice has worked in small design studios, big agencies and gigantic corporations touching nearly every aspect of graphic design and the creative process. Some of her areas of expertise include logos and business identities, annual reports, brochures, marketing collateral, and websites.

Candice lives in Hoboken, NJ with her husband, two daughters and five rescued dogs.

Anat Gerstein

Communications, Public Relations and Public Affairs

Over the past 15 years, Anat has served as chief of staff and press secretary to New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, provided public relations services to top healthcare companies, including Eli Lilly and Cigna, developed effective communications materials for social service and other non-profits, and promoted political candidates at the state and local level. She began her career in advertising, working on brands including Crest and Vicks.

David Small

Web Developer

David builds large- and small-scale web applications. He uses a range of technologies from Ruby on Rails for lightly trafficked sites to JEE servers for enterprise wide systems. David works with designers and business liaisons to taylor applications to specific customer needs.

Laura Findley


For nearly 20 years, Laura has spent her career freelancing and working in small design firms. Her wide-ranging experience includes direct mail campaigns, website design, corporate collateral, branding, advertising and tradeshow environments. Laura balances her outstanding design skills with a great deal of technical expertise. She understands her clients needs and consistently delivers impeccable, sophisticated designs.


24 American Graphic Design Awards for Annual Report and Brochure Design

Graphic Design: USA

Six Annual Report Awards

League of American Communication Professionals

Two Achievement Awards

Association of Graphic Communications

Visual Communication Scholarship

Art Directors Club of New Jersey

Award for Overall Portfolio Presentation

The College of New Jersey Art Department Faculty

Award for Personal Identity Design

The College of New Jersey Art Department Faculty


Candice Stern is extraordinary — it is impossible to do better if you are looking for an acutely intelligent artist and thinker to help manifest your ideas into a powerful message and representation. Working with her is a joy; she can hear the most inarticulate thought and transform it into the clearest, most resonant image of art. She is brilliant, professional, patient, punctual, and works hours that should be illegal. The results not only speak for themselves, they sing.

Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
Founder, The Deja Foundation

Candice is a font of creativity and fresh ideas. Working with her on my company's complete graphic identity was a fantastic experience. First and foremost, she listened to me. We did some very collaborative brainstorming and then she came back with spot-on, contemporary approaches to address not only the primary objectives I had in mind, but several I hadn't even considered. Her enthusiasm is palpable and it shows in her work. Candice's designs pop off the page (or screen), and her technical know-how is quite impressive. It's clear that her years of experience have helped her arrive with a concise graphic-design sensibility all her own. I look forward to working with her again and again.

Charlie Avallone
Principal, GreenLit Communications

Candice Stern is a brilliant designer. We were fortunate she agreed to design the brand identity, Web site and collateral for BarnRaisers Group, our new marketing firm that builds brand communities. Her designs make an instant impact. Our logo communicates "people with shared passions connecting" along with "barn raising" in one iconic design. Our Web site and blog designs are getting us attention, followers and contact requests. Clients tell us repeatedly how much they love the concept of our business card. The flap (representing a red barn door opening) not only reinforces our name, it makes an unforgettable first impression that never fails to bring a smile to people's faces.

If great design is powerful, Candice Stern is a powerhouse.

Rob Petersen
President, BarnRaisers Group

My experience with Candice of Candice Stern Graphic Design was among the best of my professional career. She designed my blog “Earth Mother just means I’m dusty”, which receives endless compliments for its beauty, originality and functionality. Candice is a consummate professional and a very enjoyable person to work with. She accomplished a great feat—bringing her own ideas to the table, while doing exactly what I requested. Genius. I recommend her without reservation.

Shari Simpson
Blogger, Earth Mother Just Means I'm Dusty

It's rare to find a designer who is so accommodating of a client's needs while having the vision to take an idea run with it. Candice has been a pleasure to work with, helping us develop high-quality, professional marketing materials on a tight budget. I'd recommend her to anyone who comes my way.

Gia Storms
Media Director, Office of the Public Advocate for New York City

Think graphic design can't be art? You owe it to yourself (and your clients) to work with Candice Stern Graphic Design. From brand identities to annual reports to web sites to advertising, her work is always exciting, conceptual and loved by clients. Equally important — she is a pleasure to work with. Candice Stern Graphic Design is my first choice for my most important projects.

Patty O'Brien
Founding Partner, Creative and Content
Exit 151

We hired Candice to produce several of our communications and I wish we had found her sooner. In addition to producing great creative, she also handles the account work with great skill… she was always available to take my calls, she answered all of my emails promptly and she helped us stay within budget without sacrificing quality. She is a problem solver and she pays great attention to detail. I've worked with ad agencies and have had the usual problems with all of them. Going forward, Candice will be our first choice for all of our future projects.

Dr. Alex Visco
Medical Director
East Coast Spine, Joint and Sports Medicine

Candice is probably the most creative person I know. I am always astounded at how spot-on her designs are for the projects she has done both for me and others. What I mean is, she has an amazing ability to listen to what her client really wants, independently thinks about what she believes the project needs, and then designs something that combines the two in a way that speaks volumes. Most recently, Candice designed a blog/website for me and I seriously can't stop looking at it. I just love it and I have already gotten many compliments on how well it turned out. The site is an extension of my professional self (the URL is my name - http://www.mirimcdonald.com) so it was important that the brand reflect me in an authentic and fun way. She also designed a business card that really brings the brand to life on paper. Lastly, Candice is extremely patient. I always have all sorts of ideas that I throw at her randomly and she never tells me to stop! She is always professional and somehow keeps all of my ideas in play until we have something that satisfies both of us. I highly recommend Candice for your design needs. Just be ready to live up to the expectations she sets for your brand with her amazing designs.

Miri McDonald
Organization Behavior and Change Consultant

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