Candid Art was born from the single creative effort of a passionate woman, and quickly turned into a lifestyle for many of its customers.
Established in 2011, Candid Art is an artisanal Jewelry, Home décor and Kids Lifestyle brand influenced by the modern African Diaspora and cosmic geometry. Each jewelry piece is handcrafted and is created for the fearless fashion enthusiast who desires to make a statement without saying a word. CANDID ART funky urban-chic designs have graced the pages of numerous publications such as Vogue, Essence Magazine,Forbes, Mother Magazine, Cosmopolitan, GQ, San Francisco Magazine, Bobcut Magazine, and Rolling Stones magazine, and have been worn by celebrities.
In 2019 Candid Art expanded their design offering to Kids apparel and bedding. We promote self-expression, individuality, and sustainability through our custom abstract designs and ethically sourced materials. We use quilting as a way of storytelling because our jackets and quilts can be passed own from generation to generation.
Candice Cox, the creative mind and business owner behind Oakland based company CANDIDART, is a self taught jewelry designer. She grew up in Oakland, California, where her parents nurtured her creative talents early on while simultaneously instilling the importance of hard work, and having passion behind whatever you do. Candice's creative talents and business savvy was further honed at Howard University where she studied Business Marketing, and earned her Bachelors degree. Upon graduating from Howard University School of Business, Candice moved back to California where she had a successful stint working for a top Fortune 100 Company. Candice then left the cushy confines of the corporate world in effort to make her mark on New York City in 2010. Shortly upon arriving in Brooklyn, NY and being creatively inspired by the local culture, fashion, and people, CANDIDART was born.
Our signature designs are known for their use of a vast assortment of metals, semi-precious stones and recycled materials. We incorporate sustainable business practices such as using recycled metals and findings, as well as fabrics and recyclable packaging. Our textiles are created with original art from the founder, Candice Cox