Story & Pearl

Story & Pearl is a boutique creative firm specializing in design thinking, brand strategy, and killer marketing. Story & Pearl is founded by Candace Thomas, a career marketer, content creator, and consultant.

After completing her MA at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Candace's professional career began in the consulting industry, working with national healthcare systems to improve their client & employee experiences. A move to the global marketing agency Jack Morton solidified Candace's love of strategy and smart creative. As Vice President and Account Director, Candace was at the table alongside industry acclaimed creatives and strategists to produce exceptional work for clients including Procter & Gamble, H&R Block, Allstate, and Abbott Pharmaceuticals. Since 2010, Candace has partnered with select clients on premiere marketing projects, founded the popular lifestyle website Luxe...With Kids, been a featured speaker at events and moderator of industry panels, and strategically partnered with brands such as The Four Seasons, Disney, Quaker Oats, L'Oreal, Verizon, and LG Electronics to create unique content.

Candace has lent her marketing expertise by serving on the board and committees of several not for profit organizations, including Make A Wish of Illinois and Houston Children Give Back. Candace lives in Houston with her husband and two young boys. 

"Candace is a dynamo. I've worked with many intelligent people and many who have great people and leadership skills but very few who have it all. Candace has it all."


- Patrick Moloney, VP Freeman XP

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