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NAME

Matt Candela

EMAIL

candela.matt@gmail.com

PHONE

516.659.3123

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Matt Candela

Creative Direction. Design. Branding.

Career

  • Creative Team Lead, Bethpage Federal Credit Union
    2018 - Now
    Now
  • Freelance Illustrator, HOOP Magazine
    2010 - Now
    Freelance Art Director, The Rochlin Organization
    2012 - Now
    Now
  • Lead Designer, Bethpage Federal Credit Union
    2016 - 2018
    2016
  • Graphic Designer, Bethpage Federal Credit Union
    2014 - 2016
    2014
  • Graphic Designer, Purity Products
    2010 - 2014
    2010
  • Associate Designer, HOOP Magazine
    2008 - 2010
    2008

About me

My career has given me the opportunity to work in many areas of design across diverse industries. As the current Creative Team Lead for Bethpage Federal Credit Union, I manage a small group of designers and content creators,  while also working as a Freelance Art Director and Illustrator.

My work at Bethpage has been awarded several CUNA Marketing Diamond Awards – including Best Complete Campaign, and Best Cutting Edge Campaign. In 2019, I was presented with the Highest Award for Achievement amongst my peers in the Dale Carnegie Leadership program.

I have seen first-hand that great design and branding can transform an organization. Once seen as a luxury – creative thinking is now essential to success. My goal is to be a creative leader that can foster those transformations and continue to be an advocate for the power of great design.

Outside of work I am an avid film enthusiast and basketball player. I also enjoy cooking and the occasional mountain bike ride. Above all, I love to spend time with my wife and our daughter, Margot.

Get in touch

I am always looking to connect with other creative professionals and designers.

Whether you are looking for assisitance on your next project, or simply want to share thoughts or inspirations, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thanks for visiting!