• Axure Rigid Gift Box

  • Republic of Tea

  • CASE STUDY: STARTUP FRAGRANCE PACKAGING

    How It Started For about two years, I worked with a smart, talented menswear designer in LA who wanted to step up her packaging for her fragrance oils. We met at Beauty Industry West, an industry group that meets monthly providing networking and education opportunities in Beauty.  For months we exchanged emails and created a Pinterest […]

  • Are you planning your Holiday packaging for 2017?

    What are you planning for Holiday packaging? Reading this in November? It’s not too soon to start planning and visualizing your product’s look and feel for the FOLLOWING year! Planning for Holiday begins 12-15 months out at the big brands. Logistics and distribution to do their best when production for Holiday packaging is completed in summer. Try getting […]

  • Foil, Fabulous Foil!

    Who doesn’t like a little bling?! Ok, sometimes your brand doesn’t want the bling but foil definitely has its place in design production. Foil adds that extra emphasis you need to stand out on shelf and feel a little more luxury. You have options in foil now – not just foil “stamping”. Very basically, there is cold foil […]

  • Photos of Foil Stamping Usage

          

  • Chalk look with a soft touch coating

  • Before & After – Woodford Reserve Confections Packaging

    When you see Woodford Reserve Bourbon on the shelf or in advertisements, it appears to be a high end, refined product. Woodford Reserve has enjoyed enough popularity to extend its product lines to offer a big variety of bourbon.                           The related bourbon […]

  • Chalk Type – Type as Pattern

    Seeing quite a bit of typography that emulates chalk writing and hand drawn fonts. Is this an underlying reaction to technology? A sort of retro – go back thing? Type as a pattern is also interesting to me! Some of the items I see are not new but perhaps mainstream brands finally caught on to […]

  • Lipstick Boxes

    Printed, die cut and stripped of excess material – waiting for gluing!

  • How It Started For about two years, I worked with a smart, talented menswear designer in LA who wanted to step up her packaging for her fragrance oils. We met at Beauty Industry West, an industry group that meets monthly providing networking and education opportunities in Beauty.  For months we exchanged emails and created a Pinterest […]

  • What are you planning for Holiday packaging? Reading this in November? It’s not too soon to start planning and visualizing your product’s look and feel for the FOLLOWING year! Planning for Holiday begins 12-15 months out at the big brands. Logistics and distribution to do their best when production for Holiday packaging is completed in summer. Try getting […]

  • Who doesn’t like a little bling?! Ok, sometimes your brand doesn’t want the bling but foil definitely has its place in design production. Foil adds that extra emphasis you need to stand out on shelf and feel a little more luxury. You have options in foil now – not just foil “stamping”. Very basically, there is cold foil […]

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  • When you see Woodford Reserve Bourbon on the shelf or in advertisements, it appears to be a high end, refined product. Woodford Reserve has enjoyed enough popularity to extend its product lines to offer a big variety of bourbon.                           The related bourbon […]

  • Seeing quite a bit of typography that emulates chalk writing and hand drawn fonts. Is this an underlying reaction to technology? A sort of retro – go back thing? Type as a pattern is also interesting to me! Some of the items I see are not new but perhaps mainstream brands finally caught on to […]

  • Printed, die cut and stripped of excess material – waiting for gluing!

  • Packaging has stopping power at the shelf. You get the most bang for your money with packaging.

    – Daniel Hachard of Nestle interview from Package Design Workbook, by Steven DuPuis and John Silva