Candice Mitchell has a passion for all things creative. From her early career as a character animator for video games, to her current roles as wife, mother, and business owner, she weaves together her deep appreciation of design and aesthetic, with a pragmatic ability to realize and execute a vision.
Candice graduated Magna Cum Laude from Utah State University with a BFA in Graphic Design and Computer Animation and subsequently spent many of her professional years as an Art Director and Creative Executive. She provides a visionary and unorthodox approach to everything from product development, to brand management, to fostering relationships with licensors such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street and Sanrio. Her latest adventure is the operation of a design and marketing firm with her husband. Her creative endeavors have taken her to far-off shores, coast-to-coast, around the block, and in her own backyard where she loves to throw immersive events, cultivate her garden, and spend time with her three favorite men.
From their first year at ELA, she and her family knew they had found a community of kindred spirits. ELA’s tenets-- Responsibility, Kindness, Leadership, Hard Work, and a forward-thinking Informed Perspective developed through historical context--dovetail beautifully with their own principles. She is excited to add her voice to the ELA family.
Term ends June 2023