LEARNING ACTIVITY – PACKAGING DESIGN

THE ASSIGNMENT

Using the logo you created in Week 1 and the brochure you designed in Week 2, think about your brand and design packaging for your product. Remember that you can decide about the detail of your product. Is it dog biscuits, meat products in a tin, dry pellets or a new and exciting product?

Do your design according to the following steps:

  1. Exploration
    Use sketching techniques to draw thumbnails and hand in your thumbnails as scanned PDFs.
  2. Brand integration
    Choose one of your thumbnails and refine your design. Place it next to your brochure and logo and see how you can merge your design with the brand identity. Also, what fundamentals of the brand can you draw from and use in your design?
    Hand in a picture of your thumbnails, mock-ups, logo and brochure together.
  3. Design
    Now design your packaging properly, using any design application of your choice (or a combination of e.g. Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator). Export the flat design as a PDF.
  4. Presentation
    Make a life-size mock-up of your final design and take photographs of it. Remember that you can take more than one photo to show the different angles and sides of the packaging. Here your presentation skills are vital. How do you present the final mock-up in a photo to reflect the true essence of your design?

 

MY SUBMISSION

SKETCHES

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FINAL DESIGN

The overall design is flat and minimalistic with focus on simple icons that are easy to understand and text that is easy to read, both the language and the size of the type. I used Adobe Illustrator to make the icons, InDesign to make the brochure from earlier, and Adobe Dimension to make a 3D mockup. The material of the packaging has a paper/cardboard brown look at feel to it. So the flat design has a transparent background (but set to white in these png-files), but it appears brown when displayed on the mockup.

For the real live mockup i added a brown background colour to replicate the cardboard-like material it would get printed on.

Package design cow front flatPackage design cow back flat

3D mockup

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