About Us

iCandee offers everything from custom apparel to promotional products and much, much more.


You have an idea or design, iCandee can help bring it to life. We offer in-house printing, production and graphic design. 


If you are looking for a custom t-shirt, team apparel, corporate apparel, pens, mugs or just about anything, we can personalize it just for you. We have over 30 years experience in the branding and apparel market. 


We are a proud NGLCC certified LGBT Business Enterprise headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. 



John Lashmett

With more than 25 years experience in brand management and marketing communications at global and local levels, John brings to iCandee a broad range of experience that includes bidding, costing, designing and executing incentive merchandise; project managing one-off and long-term marketing and incentive programs; strategic engagement with a range of stakeholders from senior executives to local leadership; and developing and executing team building and leadership exercises in conjunction with branded merchandise. As a director of strategy and branding, John was responsible for resolving issues related to global marketing and communications. In addition, he has been able to partner with Government Affairs in executing public programs and outreach programs to support early childhood education and energy savings at schools. John was educated at Indiana University Bloomington and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Billy Stevenson

Billy has spent most if his adult life focused on the art of customer service. A native of Illinois and educated at the University of Iowa, he has over 20 years of experience in client fulfillment. He honed his skills in a century-old family business and now, as co-founder of iCandee Apparel and iCandee Marketing, his number one strategic priority is to provide top quality products combined with exemplary service and attention to detail. He manages all client relationships from the small community non-profit through the Forbes 500 corporate business. In addition, Billy serves his community as a board member of the Chicago Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. And though he makes his home in Chicago, Billy stubbornly remains a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan.

Shawn Van Horn

With over a decade of experience in customer service, operations and project management, Shawn is the behind the scenes magician at iCandee. Handling finance and production for the company as well as overseeing design and marketing for the company. Prior to co- founding iCandee, Shawn spent a decade in operations and client relations at Bank of America and Charles Schwab, where he was charged with overseeing all branch operations, financial management and ensuring compliance with all government standards and guidelines. He served in the United States Marines for five years, including participating in the L.E.A.D. program, a unique program designed to train future leaders. Shawn attended William Jewel College and Boston University.


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