We love creating compelling brands for inspirational products and services —
An independent studio, Candy Black was established in 2010 and has moved from strength to strength to work with clients globally on a range of scales. We love to attract forward thinking clients and tastemakers to produce design outcomes and collaborations that amplify existing brands and ensure that new start-ups are strategically minded and break the moulds of their given sector.
Our core team —
Creative Director & Lead Designer, Jason Rubino founded Candy Black with a focus on bringing a boutique approach to the design industry. He has developed his passion and skillset in branding, strategy, print & digital at an international level over the last 10 years. He thrives in pushing his projects & clients to achieve success through a forward thinking approach at the intersection of design & business.
With a background in interior design, Katie co-founded Candy Black, designing spaces from the ground up. She has been a mainstay at the agency since inception creating her own branded skin / haircare product, co-founding one of the UK's leading surf shop / cafés and has previously designed spaces seasonally for Fashion Scout and Vogue Festival.
Brand Concept & Strategy
Nick worked for one of the largest and most successful international advertising agencies in the world, AKQA for 7 years and became the agency's youngest Creative Director, after consistently winning AKQA top advertising awards for projects fulfilled on behalf of their most valued client, Nike. Nick has since started his own studio drawing on his considerable management and creative experience to date. His client list includes Google, Facebook, Burberry, Nike, Beats by Dre and Apple, delivering successful projects including advertising campaigns, TV commercials, apps and services.
Director of Film & Photography
Creative Director of The Rolling Rogues and a former Royal Marines Commando, Jax has been shooting professionally for the last 4 years, originally specialising in motorbike, portrait and fashion shoots. Over the last 2 years Jax has worked with a number of brands including Garmin, Brough Superior and the Bike Shed, not only shooting but directing and advising on branding, marketing solutions and creating content that best shows the story behind a business.
Project & Event Management
After a stint in London producing large-scale media campaigns for corporates including Google and Microsoft, working as a PA to 7 TV directors, and serving as Brand Manager at NBC Universal for E! and Movies 24, Lucia set up Love My PA, working closely with business owners to provide an entirely on-demand service, including event planning, business development, agent services, marketing support or day-to-day project management.
Creative Artist & Copywriter
Jason is a creative practitioner with varied professional experience, ranging from freelance artist for London fashion brands and editorials, to shoot production, art direction, agency management and copywriting. Over the last decade, Jason has worked with brands such as Vodafone, Unilever and Chanel as well as helping many start up businesses on their journey.