Skin Care Packaging Portfolio

This post is introducing my Skin Care Packaging Portfolio.

In the past posts I have devoted few posts to skin care packaging. In this entry I would like to summarise it and put it in one place.

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Packaging Design Portfolio

I am posting this to show my graphic design portfolio for a job interview.

The position was focused on packaging. I do not know if I will get the job or no, but I did my hardest.

To be fair this my first portfolio in this style I have ever done. I am sure it won’t be my last.

New Amber Mead Drink

For my new post I have prepared a new can design for drink from mead. I wanted something different something unusual.

In my new can I wanted to use colours related to honey and possibly one or two contrasting colours, to help packaging to stand out easier.

While designing it is always helpful to do sketching prior the actual work on the computer. Below you can see some of the ketches I did to help me clarify my idea.

Mead, or “honey wine,” is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey.

It’s one of the oldest alcoholic beverages ever made, as it was consumed as far back as 4,000 years. Interestingly, mead was common across ancient cultures around the world including those in Asia, Europe and Africa.

Though similar to beer, wine or cider, mead occupies a beverage category on its own since its primary fermentable sugar is honey.

All you need to make basic mead is honey, water and a yeast or bacterial culture. However, ingredients such as fruits, herbs, spices, grains, roots and flowers are often included as well.

Mead’s alcohol content varies but is typically around 5–20%. Its flavour profile ranges from very sweet to very dry, and it’s available in both sparkling and still versions.

First I started with basic designs and basic shapes.

I wanted to use different motives for my background. Images above are showing backgrounds with flowers.

I have muted the photographs on a purpose to help the typography and labels to stand out better.

The pictures are showing the options with honeycomb in the background.

New Advert for Strawberry drink

So I have created packaging for my fruit sparkling drink and now what is left to do is to promote my drink.

I have to select some well known magazine for my campaign to be successful so I have to be choosing carefully.

I intend to aim at young audience as they are more likely to test something new and might find my packaging design attractive.

Above you can see my strawberry sparkling drink, which I need to advertise for.

You can see the design process if you click HERE . I have created other options, but the example you can see above is my favourite.

I wanted it to look very summary as I am creating something for the spring/summer season hence the colours.

The final advert is combination of both colour schemes.

In the previous posts I have done one beer advert which you can see if you click HERE .

I have also created an advert for American Lemonade which you can see if you click HERE .

Both versions were created using Adobe Photoshop. Same appliication was used for creation of the following advert.

I am in favour of the combination of very contrasty colours, but that might be my personal preference.

Sparkling Fruit Drink

For this post I have decided to design a can for sparkling fruit drink. What I had in mind was something with a flair of joke.

My idea and big mission to remove the boredom and stigma that surrounds soft drinks.

A brand identity for the sparkling fruit drink featuring used colours and illustrations. Colours are bright and warm.

I am continuing with the look of the vintages snack I have designed earlier on and which you can see if you click HERE .

I wanted to use images of the fruit the drink has got a flavour off.

I had to bee testing the ideas as every element of the can plays a significant role in overall look of the packaging.

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ere you can see my first attempt to do so. Prior to this work I have done some research into sparkling fruit drinks. I had in mind to use font which would complement the idea of tasty drink, but the used font here and the colour too is not working at all.

The drink name is too big and the red colour is disappearing in the background.

I now new I have to be using different font than I have used the vignette should be small too.

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In this example I have used different type of vignette, but I don’t think it work well either.

Customer now know that he/she is getting sparkling drink and knows more about the weight.

I like the colour and the use of the gradient here, but the vignette is not really working here very well.

With this new example I have tried to play more with shape of the label as I wasn’t satisfied with look, because it seemed empty.

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In my opinion also not harmonised together very well.

In case of the example on the left I added shape at the top of the can to help me highlight the Brand name as that is important and also the flavour of the drink, plus small information for the consumer that the drink is organic. In the previous exaples the big apple at the background was turned the wrong way around so in this case I have ammended the mistake and turning it the right way around. My consumer knows now and can distinguish the brand name with clean shape at the top.

In the last few cases I have played more with background image and overall look of the illustration.

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I feel the image itself is interesting and important too as the shopper can see clearly that they are buying something with apple flavour.

I have decide to change few elements which is adding shadow to the apples and adding more of those I wanted to simplify it for the consumer. Also the flavour label is now white as I don’t like the black, it seems too hard to me.

The reason for playing with the background image is that I had to delete some parts to help the logo to stand out more.

The last example of my collection is a Strawberry flavour drink.

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Which in my opinion is the best. I feel this is better executed.

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I was trying to follow similiar pattern, but some of the procedures are different.

In the first case I wasn’t using gradient to add more colour.

In the ase on the right I have used gradient and the strawberries are partly hidden by it.

I prefer the first case, because it would be stand out on the supemarket shelf better.

Beauty products advert

For this post I have decide to continue with my packaging theme. I have the products, but I need to advertise them. I have created some mock-up adverts which would go into magazine or something similar.

Everything had been created using Adobe Photoshop.

After posting the advert I discovered I can still improve so I changed the paragraph to justify last left and also made the bottle bit darker.

Art is always work in progress and I see the design in a same way.

Now the real thing, the actual magazine.

Anthophila is scientific name for a bee.

The Honey bee is probably the best-known bee around, but over 270 species of bee have been recorded in Great Britain. Honey bees and bumblebees live socially, led by a queen and serviced by male drones and female worker bees.

Solitary bees tend to be smaller and their family unit is made up of a single pair. Although lots of solitary bees can be found in one area, they operate alone. Bumblebees are distinguished by their large furry bodies and species include the black and-yellow striped Garden bumblebee and Red-tailed bumblebee. Solitary bees include mason bees, leaf-cutter bees and mining bees. The Wool-carder bee strips hair from plants to weave its nest, while the Red mason bee lives inside hollow plant stems and holes in wood.

Since 1900, the UK has lost 13 species of bee, and a further 35 are considered under threat of extinction. None are protected by law. Across Europe nearly 1 in 10 wild bee species face extinction.

The outlook for bees right now is quite bleak – and their drop in numbers is a sign of the plight of the natural world as a whole. Across society, we often undervalue nature and what it does for us. The truth is, if we want an economy that provides for everyone’s needs in the long term, we need to look after our natural environment. Our politicians need to understand the importance of protecting the natural world – and protecting bees as key players in it. We’re optimistic we can make a difference – see what you’ve already helped us achieve so far.

New skin care range

During the last few posts I have been exploring packaging. With this post the theme is the same, but it is not a food.

I have picked skin care products.

Lately I have done few post featuring honey and bees. With this post I am returning to the same theme. Everything you can see been created in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

“Honey is the oldest skin-care ingredient and has been used extensively for both medical and skin-care purposes,” confirms Neil Sadick, MD, the very skin-serious founder of Sadick Dermatology in New York.

If you’ve got skin issues, honey’s a great go-to because it tackles many of the major ones: “It has antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and it nurtures the skin. Honey’s particularly suitable for sensitive skin,” Dr. Sadick says.

You might not think of the thick, sweet stuff as a salve for breakouts, but honey’s antibacterial powers are so strong that it can help acne. “Honey has a very low pH, so a lot of bacterias cannot survive in honey,” says Carla Marina Marchese, the founder and beekeeper behind Red Bee Honey. “It’s about a 3.5 on average on the pH scale, and a lot of bacteria needs to thrive in closer to a 7 on the scale.”

Healthy Lunch Club Poster

This new post is about a poster I had to create for Healthy Lunch Club. I had to complete this task very quickly so I had no time to spare.

The general idea was to create something quite simple and interesting. These are the ideas I came up with.

It is for a protected housing association with limited budget for printing and so I couldn’t go very crazy with colors.

The color palette I have used had been colour picked from the photographs. I prefer this method I don’t want something over shouting the photographs I wanted something to complement the images and supporting them, help them shine.Before I started I have done some basic online research based on the same theme.

The software used is Adobe InDesign, which I found ideal with this kind of work. The font used is Lato I interchanged it using Bold or Regular to help attract the attention between the text highlighting the most important information.

To start with I was using circles shapes for the individual photographs, but later I have decided to change it to rectangles as with the circles I was cropping the image

and for the food it might be better to display as mach as is possible.

With this idea I had to change the overall look as the previous setup wouldn’t work.

I also rethought the order of the photograph and changed it from horizontal to vertical as that seem more natural how to display menu , from starter to desert.

I hope the organisation will be happy with results of my work/designs and their costumers will enjoy the meal too.

Above you can see the other versions I did. Below you can read about the main dish.

Cachupa (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈʃupɐ], Cape Verdean CreoleKatxupa IPA: [kɐˈʧupɐ]) is a famous dish from the Cape Verde islands, West Africa. This slow cooked stew of corn (hominy), beans, cassava, sweet potato, fish or meat (sausage, beef, goat or chicken) is often referred to as the country’s national dish. Each island has its own regional variation. The version of the recipe called cachupa rica tends to have more ingredients than the simpler, cachupa pobre.

New Beetroot Crackers

I have done this packaging as continuation of the previous designs. I have chosen beetroot as seems attractive to me.

In reality I have tried beetroot crisps, but they weren’t very tasty.

I am adding a recipe, if you want to prepare it yourself.

I have notice the flaxeed, I have also created packaging for that one too.

Flaxseed Beetroot Crackers

  1. 100g ground almonds or Sun Flour.
  2. 60g grated raw beetroot (use a food processor or the fine teeth on a hand grater. …
  3. 90g whole flaxseed.
  4. 1tsp garlic powder or finely grated fresh garlic.
  5. 1tbsp herbs or spices, such as fennel seeds, herbes de Provence or fresh or dried thyme or rosemary.
  6. 1⁄2tsp sea salt

How To:
1.Preheat the oven to fan 180°C/Gas mark 6, if using.

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients with your hands to make a dough, but don’t overmix otherwise it becomes too moist.
  2. Bring the dough together into a ball and roll it between 2 sheets of baking parchment to a 3mm thickness. When rolling out, try and roll into a neat rectangle with straight edges as this will make it easier to snap off good-sized, evenly baked crackers.
  3. Keeping the top layer of baking parchment in place, gently mark the dough through the paper into 5cm squares with the back of a knife, without breaking the paper. Carefully peel back the top piece of baking paper.
  4. Transfer the bottom layer, with the scored cracker dough, directly onto the oven shelf, rack or dehydrator. (If using the dehydrator, dehydrate at 45°C for 8 hours until crisp.)
  5. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, then check the crackers. The ones on the outside will be nicely toasted and golden, so snap these off and put to one side (they will crisp up as they cool). Return the rest of the crackers to the oven for a few more minutes, until also crisp and toasted.
  6. Leave the crackers to cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes, then finish snapping them and enjoy alone or serve with dips. These will keep for 1 week in a sealed container in the fridge.

http://www.hemsleyandhemsley.com/recipe/flaxseed-beetroot-crackers/