Just a few weeks ago, I begged subscription-based micro brands to cut down on excess refill packaging that goes against their "sustainable" missions in a 2018 trend re-cap. Just a couple months into the new year and new brand by Humankind announces this: Yeah okay, this is another plastic refillable
Bubble Wrap obviously takes up a lot of space; indeed that's kind of the point. So for businesses that go through a lot of the stuff, it would reduce their warehousing and shipping demands if they had a way to produce Bubble Wrap on-site. Which is why Sealed Air Corp.
Because we have free-range chickens, we often find eggs laid in random places around the farm. Every day is like Easter here. These become breakfast, courtesy of the missus. When a chicken's diet consists primarily of bugs and grass (supplemented by feed in the colder months), the yolks are extremely
"Shelf presence" has driven the design of bottles for decades. That's because consumer product bottles were traditionally sold on store shelves, as discussed in the previous entry on this topic. But now that online shopping is growing exponentially, bottle designs are changing to meet the very different needs of e-commerce.
The branch of industrial design I spent the most time working in was called "structural package design," i.e. bottles. Our SPD department was small compared to Graphics and Marketing, which is typical for most corporate I.D. gigs, and that was partially a function of how bottles were sold prior to
Benebone is a Connecticut based start-up that markets a line of flavored nylon dog chews. For Benebone we redesigned the packaging for their full line of products (33 sku's)- wishbones, dental chews, pawplexers and sticks. Our work included the design of the packaging product versioning via color palettes, flavor icons, branded patterns and secondary messaging. All in collaboration with Benebone and Sussner.
I'm interested in finding awesome trivia bits you can bring up when your Tinder dates start to go south, and I just came across this gem: According to Packaging Knowledge, in 1957 two engineers working out of a garage in New Jersey were trying to invent plastic wallpaper with a
It's a little absurd that it's the 21st century, and we're still filling nearly-empty shampoo bottles with water and shaking them. We looked at some design solutions to fully evacuate a bottle's contents here. An addition to this series is the helpful Zero Waste Cap: Of course, we wouldn't
Does anyone know a single person that enjoys shopping for sex-related products in drugstores? From hideous packaging to creepy names to the overabundance of available styles—right up to the part where you make uncomfortable eye contact with the cashier—I can't think of a single enjoyable step in the process. Considering
Pulp+Wire is excited to open up the opportunity for a mid to senior level branding and packaging designer to join our close-knit team in beautiful Portland, Maine. We work closely with both start-up brands and mass market CPG brands throughout the United States in a boutique, team-oriented, client-first setting.
Work closely with Packaging Director to build complete files for packaging, marketing materials and displays. Print out and review proofs, release mechs to printers. As time allows, this position will also be available to support the Creative Director when production assistance is needed for all other marketing materials (brochures, collateral, POS). Also, this position will handle some large projects, like state regulatory changes and sell sheets.
Before today, the closest I had gotten to associating the NYC Subway with appetizing food was Pizza Rat and that time my friend told me she saw a man eating plastic on the E train. I'm happy to see the French have a more refined experience on their Paris Métro,
We're looking for someone who loves packaging! Someone with a keen eye for design and a knack for noticing details. Someone who lives for great typography and creating customer illustrations. In a nutshell... a packaging designer. You'll be designing for everything from coffees and teas, to health and beauty, to imported salamis and cheeses to produce and prepared meals.
Last week's WGSN Futures conference, an event founded by the trend research agency, focused on the future of retail, branding and marketing in a time now dubbed the "Retail Apocalypse." With thousands of brick and mortar stores shutting down last year, it's clear traditional retail needs a bit of rebranding
I recently received this as a gift. It's a package of poop bags, which I go through a lot of as I have two dogs. The package appears to contain two layers of nine rolls. But when you open it up… …you see this inside. This cardboard spacer serves no
This Japanese-market Evita Beauty Whip Soap dispenses its product in an unusual way: Of course, you mustn't press the dispenser for too long, or else you get decidedly different results.
The “Ring” packaging introduces a new product type, invites customers to actually press and ring the doorbell, explains the method of installation with simple direct graphics and establishes a friendly relationship. The package is composed of clear recyclable plastic with an inviting rounded rectangular form. This is set over simple, iconic graphics on attention getting blue background to support and display the actual product.
Young designers starting a career tend to think big and often dream of creating the next cool sports car, cell phone or iconic piece of furniture. Not many, notes Sam O'Donahue, picture themselves designing cosmetics packaging or lipstick cases. O'Donahue, a Brit who earned an industrial design degree from
Cardboard, like reclaimed wood, continues to provide inspiration for materials-minded designers. It's tough but soft, ubiquitous and underrated, and incredibly easy to source. Letting the material drive the object is a similarly tried and true source of both innovation and "innovation." The R16 Lamp project aims to join the shipping
Staff Designer (Advanced Concepts) Mattel, Inc. is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Staff Designer to join its Advanced Concepts / Games Branding and Packaging design team. The Advanced Concepts team focuses on launching exciting innovative Branding, UI/UX and Packaging for a wide range of consumer tech related
COMPANY DESCRIPTION KIVA Confections is the leading producer of artisanal, cannabis infused confectionary products in the United States and is one of the most recognized and preferred brands in the burgeoning medical marijuana and adult use cannabis industry. JOB DESCRIPTION
We are a packaging designery of thinkers and doers. We build brands and create packaging for some of the best companies around, delivering worthy products to the world at large. We are looking for a Portland based senior level graphic designer to join our team. Our designers turn strategic dreams
Graphic Designer Astor Chocolate is a premier luxury chocolate manufacturer, with its fundamental strength being its innovation, creativity and dedication to creating premium products. We provide our customers with the opportunity to promote them, leaving an everlasting impression of distinction and quality. We work in an
As the world's premier company for insulated products, Hydro Flask began with a challenge: to create a reusable water bottle that truly performs in any environment. It had to keep hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold. Period. We are hiring a Graphic Designer who will work
An engineer-staffed startup called Skipping Rocks Lab has developed a soft, biodegradable and edible packaging system for water that encases it in a transparent bubble made from seaweed. Their admirable aim is to do away with plastic packaging, and while it's generating a lot of buzz, there are a couple
Dieline Ninja Beautiful skin to cover our products, your inside talents are truly desired to keep it that way. 80% Production | 20% Design Our client is a leading Packaging Firm seeking a precise and high detailed orientated packaging production specialist with 3–5 years' experience
Zume Pizza is looking for a talented, cross-functional Designer to join our growing Design team. We want someone who obsesses over kerning, border-radii, whitespace, hex codes, iteration, and iteration. As a member of the Design team, you will play essential roles in both the Marketing and Product
Affinity Creative Group seeks a dynamic creative director to help shape and drive the growth and development of a four-year-old brand and package design agency full of experienced, responsible and talented individuals from other respected firms. You’ll partner closely with your colleagues to build upon an established reputation for
In an earlier post, I lamented receiving an order from Staples where the box was way too big for the product. I had a vague idea of why that had happened, but reader Andrew Roberson did us one better, tracking down the company that provides Staples' fulfillment machinery, like the
During World War II, America cranked out some 640,000 Jeeps produced by both Willys-Overland and Ford. Once assembled, they could be stacked for transport with the assistance of intermediary pallets: However, to get them onto ships for transport across the Atlantic and Pacific, they were broken down and crated for
I ordered two items from Staples and they arrived today. Here they are, the boxes laid on a grid of inches for scale. Inside the first box are paper towels that fit the dispenser in my photo studio. The box is perfectly sized to the amount of paper towels within,
Alex Brands is a family of brands featuring some of the best and most highly recognized names in the toy industry, including Slinky, ALEX Toys, POOF, Scientific Explorer, Ideal Toys, Backyard Safari, Brainy Bucks, Shrinky Dinks and Zoob. From classic, timeless toys and games to open-ended activities that emphasize children’s
In support of Minor League Baseball’s vision to “be a dynamic leader in sport and entertainment,” MiLB is currently seeking an energetic Production Designer to join the Brand Development team. The Coordinator, Brand Development assists in the creation of MiLB’s full portfolio of marketing communications, ensures design consistency and
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