Candace Madonna

Visual Editor of The Spruce

Candace is a visual editor for The Spruce, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts. She joined the team in June 2019. Candace is a photographer and photo art director with over six years of experience in the visual world. 


  • Built a community of freelance photographers to produce exclusive, original photography
  • Helped develop The Spruce's visual brand guide and oversees the creation of original illustrations on site
  • 6 years professional expertise in brand identity building with extensive experiences in photography, art direction, copywriting, and social media


After college, Candace had a seven-year career in retail and merchandising. Her career began as trainee at Bloomingdale's, then as a jewelry production/design assistant, and later as a home buyer for Five Below and Gilt Group. It was at a now-defunct startup called Chloe and Isabel where she fully embraced her creative side, eventually becoming the associate director of content. There, she helped build the brand's identity from the ground up, making contributions to photography, art direction, copywriting, and social media. She is currently making her best home here at The Spruce. 

As Visual Editor, Candace manages a community of freelance photographers who contribute beautiful, original, and on-brand imagery to aid in The Spruce's aesthetic vision and storytelling. Candace oversees and contributes to the creation of all brand visuals, including illustrations and product branding.

Read more about The Spruce's Editorial Policies and Standards.


Candace graduated from The University of Delaware with a B.S. in fashion merchandising and design.

Education: University of Delaware
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Title: Senior Visual Editor

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce reaches 32 million people each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy advice by certified experts for your home and garden.