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.

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.

Mead Drink Advert

For this new post I have designed a Mead Drink Advert Poster. I was aiming at something for a magazine and etc.

The Ancient Greeks drank mead. Vikings were known to have indulged. In old Celtic and Germanic cultures, it was a hero’s drink, something sweet to gulp down gallantly after slaying foes. And there was Friar Tuck, famously.

But for 600 years or so it was cast aside in favour of beer, wine, and all other alcoholic beverages besides. In the last century, it had slipped away almost entirely, constrained to quiet monasteries and odd pocketed communities on rugged isles.

But mead is very much back on the bar. In the last few years it has gone mainstream and sales are up. English Heritage says it sells a bottle every ten minutes. Not bad for a simple ancient alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water.

Today, some suggest cult TV shows such as Game of Thrones spurred the resurgence. Out of flagons the heady beverage is swilled. In Ridley Scott’s 2010 Robin Hood adaptation, Friar Tuck flogs his home brew to the merry men.

I don’t aim that high as Game of Thrones, but wanted to create something quite modern and contemporary.

The style of the advert is slightly different than the one I have create earlier. This time around I was aiming at something bit more somber.

The wooden figure at the background is quite traditional in some countries. The village folk did try to make their bee house more interesting by a wood cuts such as this one. I liked it very much and thought using it would make the can look more interesting.

In addition I am adding t-shirts featuring the image as used on the can.

At the end I would like to add a magazine advert.

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.

New T-shirt Designs for Japanese Restaurant

I have decided that I should add more products to the Japanese Restaurant Banner which you can see if you click HERE .

I believe that company t-shirts are important and especially in catering. I have created a small range of these t-shirts with the name of the restaurant. With this idea I have decided that these t-shirts could be sold to the customers. In this post I am expanding the possibility.

The idea was to make it quite funny.

The row above is serious and could really work for the members of staff quite well. The row below is bit more sinister.

The row below is introducing the products which could be sold to the customers.

Below you can see the image from closer.

Every designer should care for marketing. I have designed this sheet for possible advert in the magazine or other publishing devices.

New Men’s T-shirt designs for RHS Chelsea show

This post is follow up of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. I have designed posters, women’s tote bag, women’s t-shirt, men’s tote bag and now I have designed a men’s t-shirt. I have tried to follow same pattern as with the ladies t-shirts.

I wanted to produce a unique range of t-shirts for men. I am aware of the importance to create something unique to attract the attention of the audience.

Objective

I set myself task to produce range of memorabilia t-shirts accompanying The Chelsea flower show something featuring flowers in unusual arrangements.

In addition to these I have also create a limited edition which I have called “Designer’s Favorite”. Please see below.

Next images is a brand identity example.

I am done with my designs. The last thing what I have to do is to advertise it. The next few images will be of me promoting ma t-shirt brand and trying to reach my customers through advertising in the magazines.

Why is important to advertise?

Magazines offer advertisers highly targeted audiences. … Due to the breadth and depth of magazine titles available to consumers, advertisers are able to pinpoint their target market and then purchase ad space in the magazines they subscribe to (or those they steal from the dentist’s office).

Credits:

without the work of other people I wouldn’t about to finish this project. For this very reason I will give credits.

Free t-shirt mock-up

Background psd created by freepik – www.freepik.com

https://www.freepik.com/free-psd/young-skater-with-grey-t-shirt-s-mock-up_1211185.htm

Brand identity mock-up, which wasn’t free

https://www.vectorstock.com/royalty-free-vectors/brand-identity-vectors

Skeleton on the skateboard

https://www.greatdanegraphics.com/skeleton-skateboarding

New Mens Tote bag Chelsea Flower show

For this post I have designed mens canvas tote bags. In my last post I have shared the design for womens canvas tote bags this post is about mens.

https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/zuzanagraphics.com/1591

The product is Crafted to carry up to 10kg of weight, this toe bag is perfect for your everyday needs. And because it’s reusable and 100% bio-degradable, you can save the environment while you shop. I have to think practically I needed something which can be easily taken care of.

Material: 100% Cotton (4.5oz light fabric) | Colour: Natural (non-dyed) | Prints: Eco-friendly dyes | No hazardous chemicals

Strap Type: Attached (reinforced stitching) | Dimensions: 15″ x 16″ | Capacity: 10Kg

Proudly manufactured in ethically-certified facilities

Washing instructions: Natural fabrics are liable to shrink upon wash. All bags have been prewashed to reduce shrinkage as much as possible. Machine washable

The images for the front used are similar like the womens, but I didn’t want it to be so feminine so I have changed the look of the flowers quite considerably.

The same images where also used in my poster designs.

https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/zuzanagraphics.com/1591