Before Kollar Design | EcoCreative, there was Kollar Design Associates, Inc. (1996-2004)
Candice Kollar: Team Leader, Design Director, Project Manager except where indicated:
✦ Award-winning CEO and executive-level campaigns for Cisco Systems
Various projects recognized for Excellence by Print Design Annual; Western Art Directors Club, The West Coast Show.
✦ Core member of the original Esprit creative communications team
Responsible for the transformation of several little-known clothing lines into the internationally recognized Esprit brand that brought the company to its peak as a worldwide fashion retail leader. Facilitated the establishment of the on-site Esprit Graphic Design Studio including physical set up and recruiting personnel. Involved in the design and production of all advertising and collateral including a 140-page high-end coffee-table book, The Making of an Image, a branding reference. Designed interior and exterior architectural signage.
✦ Innovative, comprehensive advertising and collateral campaign for Charles Schwab
This was a commissioned new business pitch for a world-wide ad agency. They won the account as well as other prestigious accounts (Sun Microsystems and Roche Bioscience) as a result of Kollar Design creative collaborations.
✦ Annual Reports and Shareholder communications for GAP (co-design), Apple Computer (co-design) and Macromedia
Acknowledged as ”best ever” by Macromedia’s CEO.
✦ Highest-priority internal communication materials for Union Bank of California.
✦ Groundbreaking, multi-faceted product introduction kit for software dealers for Adobe Systems for their most important product release of the year
Acknowledged by Marcom department director as a “creative breakthrough.”
✦ Award-winning brand identity designs for McRae & Company, an interior design showroom in San Francisco Design Center and Susan Jane, couture jewelry for Kate Spade
Recognized for Excellence and published in American Corporate Identity’s hardcover design annuals featuring America’s best design.
✦ Award-winning advertising campaign for Hill & Co., San Francisco’s elite residential real estate firm
Recognized for Excellence by Western Art Directors Club, The West Coast Show.