Taking packaging design back to basics, Handmade Packaging Workshopis unique in its focus, appealing more strongly to the handmade market, as well as highlighting the potential for customized packaging, sustainability, and recycling.
Organized into three sections, the first provides advice on materials, printing, shipping, sustainability, and more. Each chapter in this section includes detailed information, professional advice, and examples of finished pieces. Section two forms the main focus of the book and is organized by type of packaging: labels, boxes, bags, fabrics, and wraps. This section offers tutorials from the author and case studies and inspirational galleries from contemporary practitioners, providing insight into their design choices. The final section offers information about how to take your work to the next level, featuring advice on marketing your work, appropriate trade shows, and reaching out to potential clients.
Rachel Wiles is a freelance graphic designer and writer currently situated near Minneapolis. She currently serves as a writer and editor for TheDieline.com while maintaining her own design company and blog, BenignObjects.com. She has a B.A. in journalism and a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her ADDY award-winning work has been featured in several design magazines and books including HOW, CMYKand Graphis.