Package Design Project: Paperboard Food Packaging

Package Design Project: Paperboard Food Packaging

Food packaging has very specific requirements regarding labeling, size, and materials. On top of that, package designs need to tell the story of the brand and leap out at customers from supermarket shelves. Successful food packaging attracts customers, communicates the brand's unique story, stands out on the shelf, and meets all the essential FDA requirements. This course explores the process of designing packaging for food that prints and presents beautifully while safely containing and protecting the contents. Instructor Gerardo Herrera—the packaging design director for Pasadena ArtCenter College of Design—starts by analyzing the requirements: the brand, the product, the target market, and many other factors that will help determine the direction the package should go. Once a concept is developed, he jumps into the design tools, like Adobe Illustrator, and starts building the packaging. By following along with this hands-on project, you can learn how to choose the right packaging forms, messaging, imagery, color, materials, and prototyping tools and think critically about how the user will interact with the product.

Topics include:

  • Analyzing the brand, product, and customer
  • Defining the package needs
  • Design development
  • Finalizing the design
  • Manufacturing


  • 英文名称:Package Design Project: Paperboard Food Packaging
  • 时长:1小时8分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome
  2. The brand
  3. The product
  4. The customer
  5. Where opportunities lie
  6. Defining the needs of the package
  7. Putting together a design brief
  8. Design considerations
  9. Visualization and prototype development
  10. Design development and design refinement
  11. Finalizing the design
  12. Specifications
  13. Final physical and virtual samples
  14. Release of final art
  15. Manufacturing
  16. Next steps