Some of the packaging I have worked on in 2009 in my Certificate of Graphic Design at Kingscliff TAFE was fun and innovative. When I began the packaging subject I was very unsure about what I was doing and how to do it. Logically packaging works if the measurements work and I was good at drawing plans and measurements etc, so I knew logically that I could do it. I was determined to design my own templates as that is where the design part comes into it isn’t it, it just didn’t seem right to use a package template that someone else had used and just design a logo to go on it, so… here is a couple of my packages from 2009. Package, colour and logo designed and placed by me.
This was designed to be a cosmetics company bag, I was wanting it to have a bit of a retro feel which I displayed with the font, colour scheme and shape. It would be used as a purchase bag for the smaller products such as makeup and perfume, with the double folds at the bottom it was amazingly strong and 270mm long along the bottom. The bag folds flat for transportation in bulk and pops up into shape with a few simple folds.
Here I have the confectionary boxes, being an animal lover I chose to make dog carob treat boxes with little bone shaped carob treats inside. It held about 30 treats and each was individually wrapped, ready for walkies! The box itself is styled like a dog kennel with wood grain and corrugated iron printed on in a realistic manner.The door had clear cellophane covering it which could be either pushed in to allow for easy distribution of treats or just kept as is for a cute window. All necessary details are written undreneath with the description over the door and weight etc on the side. The roof is a handle for shelving and carrying, it is also the lid which opens up all the way across which makes it easily accessable by the elderly as well as the disabled as it is not small or fiddley at all.