Designing packages is something I never considered as My calling, but our paths have crossed several times. After the initial struggle of working with completely different materials and manufacturing methods, I gradually learned to like the art of cuts and creases. One could say I have a slight tendency to over-engineer cardboard. Judge for yourself.
The cases shown here are a mish-mash of packages from recent years.
1. Uploud Audio UA1 package
I designed an upgrade for the support structure inside the package of UA1 loudspeaker. Original version made by a Finnish packaging company was less than satisfactory to say the least. My version was very ambitious but delivered way above expectations.
2. Flipmode package re-design
While being an inhouse designer at Coolsome Ltd. I did a complete overhaul for the package of Flipmode wall panel system. The product is rather large and weighs a whopping 35 kilos per unit. This meant tremendous requirements for durability when up to 11 products are stacked per pallet. The design is due to launch in Q1-2/2018.
3. Plywood box for Lumia phones
This was one of my last projects as a student in Aalto University, done in experimental package design course. Only brief presented by Nokia was that I had to use heat-bendable UPM Grada plywood as the main material. I decided to use the packaging as a camera obscura and turn the smartphone into luminance meter, darkroom light source and exposure timer. Because obviously.