Candace D. Queen is a multidisciplinary Sr. Designer + Art Director, and cultural preservationist, with a creative philosophy that blends form and function with conceptual thinking.

Hailing from Port Arthur, TX and passionate about all things Trill, Chopped and Screwed, her work reflects her Creole roots in Southeast Texas, as well as her love for exploring new technology and hacking culture codes.

Channeling her Daddy’s preacher spirit, she’s made Diversity and Inclusion her ministry, being an evangelist in a range of spaces, from ad agencies to SXSW.




Awards + Accolades

4A's 100 People that Make Advertising Great (2017)

4A's MAIPer to Watch (2017)

Google AdByte Competition (2016) - 1st Place 

Bill Sharp Award for the Future of Advertising Presented by J. Walter Thompson (2015)


4A's Foundation OJS IV Award (2013)


American Advertising Federation NextGen Mosaic Leadership Council

American Advertising Federation Media Image Taskforce Co-Chair

4A's MAIP Alumni Association Executive Council 

ADCOLOR Advisory Board

Clinton Global Initiative U (CGIU) Ambassador

COALESCE Chicago Commitee


Blacks in Advertising


This project began as a visual anthology of Blacks in Advertising who paved the way for a more diverse industry, inclusive of all cultures. Since our initial Black History Month campaign, we've received an immense amount of interest and offerings of support to evolve the campaign into a full platform, filled with resources and opportunities to continue sharing narratives and perspectives of Blacks in the ad industry. In 2018 our goal is to build a strong board to help drive these initiatives.