I took a class in 3D packaging design in 2013 and realized that not only did I enjoy designing the outside of the packaging but also the materials and the problem solving that is involved in getting packaging to work such as making a label look good on an oddly shaped bottle.

My efforts with the conical bottles were rewarded by having my design featured on Packaging of the World's website in 2013.

The conical shapes for the bottles were part of the concept based on the name of this product which was a town in ancient Rome that was destroyed as the result of a volcano. That's why I used the conical bottles.

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My very first project post graduation made it to Packaging of the World!

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For this project, also from 3D packaging design, I chose a designer and then used that designer's signature design elements to create a line of paint. I chose Jean Paul Gaultier and used his stripes and stars to create the label design. I pulled the colors directly from his clothing. I did some extra pieces for the project, the paint lid labels and the paint chips.

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The first of my commercial pieces to get on Packaging of the World. This in-house design project was mine from start to finish. I nurtured it and protected from being ruined. You don't have to guess what's in the box.

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Viction:ary, the publisher of design books contacted me shortly after my project News of the Wooled appeared on Packaging of the world to ask if the project might be considered for their upcoming book on Packaging design. I am a fan of their books and so of course said yes I would like my work considered. To my surprise my project ended up being published. I am honored and thrilled.

 

Brand is an international bi-monthly magazine focusing on many disciplines of design. They contacted me asking if my News of the Wooled project could be featured in their issue about the charm of paper design.

 

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This project was a year in the making and this represents just one of many eyelash holder designs. All the concepts are based on words that end with "ize."

 

To catch people's eye and interest them in knitting and craft, the wool yarn skein forms the body of a sheep which is held up by the front and back of a sheep made of paper and cardboard which has a hole cut out to hold the skein. The sheep boards also keep the wool from getting dirty as does a paper band wrapped around the skein. This could also be used for display purposes. The knitting needles have tip covers that are held on by sheep heads. Yarn bobbins in the form of sheep hold leftover wool.

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I love making the product part of the packaging and with a product like socks that are out in the open and can be touched I saw an opportunity. Barking Dogs is of course a term for sore feet so Soothing Socks for tired feet would be a good thing. The dog faces would make the products stand out.

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