Friday, January 23, 2009


Uniquely hand designed customized footwear... what more could a lady ask for?

About the Designer/Director of Artyce Designs, Inc.

Candra Palmer is a Chicago native who now resides in Los Angeles where she created Artyce Designs. This innovative young graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and former Marketing Manager of a Fortune 500 company decided to pursue her passion for fashion in 2001. After relocating to the Los Angeles area. Candra sustained her full-time corporate job from her home office and gained a concrete understanding of the fashion industry on her down time.

The vision of Artyce (named after her mom) officially came to light in 2002. Candra has brought her dream to life by creating a custom footwear collection for women of all ages. In the past, Candra worked for one of the top fashion agencies in L.A., a fashion consulting firm, and an Italian manufacturing company.

About the business

Artyce Designs unique “Design Your Own Shoe” concept has caught many people's attention. Their designs have a wide variety of footwear styles all accented and embellished with your choice of detailing. Each of their clients can choose the heel, material, embellishments, and comfort of choice! Artyce Designs has grown steadily with many requests from customers all over the world including fashion editors, fashion stylists, business executives, celebrities, and many other fashion savvy women.

Since debuting in an article in Ebony in March 2005, Artyce Designs has been featured in numerous magazines – including Inside Weddings, Brides, Elegant Bride, Wedding Dresses, SmartMoney, Upscale, Black Enterprise, Franchise Times and many others publications. Artyce Designs also has recently been included on many websites/blogs – Running with Heels,,,, and numerous others.

Candra informed me that she was recently selected as a featured designer working with luxury crystal manufacture Swarovski crystals for their CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements tours where her designs toured domestic & international locations. The tour was stopped in Paris, Spain, Tokyo, Las Vegas, New York and Chicago. Furthermore, Candra Palmer was nominated for the Rising Star Business award by Black Enterprise and featured in the current edition of the Who’s Who in Black America in Los Angeles Book.

Although most of her clients are women wanting those special pair of shoes for their wedding, she does create for many others. Candra’s work has been seen at many red carpet events including the Oscars and the Grammys.
Artyce Designs are available exclusively at Artyce Designs boutique in Los Angeles. For more information visit or set up an appointment with a footwear design consultant at (310) 838-SHOE (7463).


  1. I love Artyce! We visited Candra when out in LA and she has such an amazing business and makes GORGEOUS shoes. (Not to mentions she's super sweet!) Glad to hear everything is going well with the brand.

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