Season 2

September 21, 2022

Why Sustainability Is A Scam and What To Avoid | Ep 107

We produce trillions of packaging units every year Every brand is talking about sustainability And we Spend months designing this packaging But are we being scammed by sustainability? Carbon Offsetting, Hemp Paper, Aluminum, ...

September 07, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Candy Packaging EAT ROTTEN | Ep 106

Introducing mew products to the market today require attractive packaging that is sustainable. EAT ROTTEN, the new healthy alternative to those sugar-filled gummy worms from the 90's is doing just that. Launching with compost...

August 31, 2022

3 Strategies for Sustainable Start Up Packaging

Johnathan Assaraf, Packaging Designer and Co-founder of DIPalready.com shares how his brand is redefining what sustainable packaging means. Johnathan explains what materials they chose, what packaging they buy stock and what ...

August 22, 2022

Designing the Adidas x Mr. Bailey Shoe Box - How To Be Consistently Innovative w/ Black Ink Projects | Ep 104

Black Ink Projects Co-founders Matt and Hayden answer how they are consistently innovative and pushing the bounds of packaging design. After designing the latest shoebox for the Adidas x Mr. Bailey release. Their Mycelium box...

Sustainability Packaging Design

August 10, 2022

How creative strategy works for packaging | Ep 102

Chloe Templeman, Executive Creative Director at BigFish London explains what strategy is, how it shapes the brief, and how it defines success in packaging design. In this episode you are going to get 3 big things: 1) What hap...

August 04, 2022

Why Creeper Shopping Makes You a Better Packaging Designer | Ep 101

Experiencing the Consumer Journey Before Designing Anything is critical to your packaging design process. Yes it's fun to design and solve problems, but going through the journey yourself then watching others go through it wi...

July 29, 2022

Top Packaging Design Trends for 2023 | Ep 100

What are the packaging design trends for 2023? Beyond sustainability we're looking at what is trending from across the planet. You'll be sure to spot these trends coming before the end of the year. So if you're a graphic desi...

July 20, 2022

How To Go From Graphics to Packaging Designer | Ep. 99

In this episode I explain my transition from graphic designer to packaging designer and the steps I went through to launch my career in a new-to-me industry. In this episode you'll get a few key insights: 1) How to stand out ...

July 15, 2022

Packaging Files - RGB vs CMYK | Ep 98

In response to some overwhelming feedback on social media let's discuss RGB vs CMYK in the print world and is it time to learn a new trick? In this episode recorded while driving to a press check (sorry of the background nois...

July 12, 2022

How to Choose Materials For Sustainable Packaging Design | Ep 97

Ever wonder how packaging professionals select materials, how they help brands become more sustainable, or how geography can impact the materials you choose? In this episode Evelio shares the first step before you select mate...

May 26, 2022

Type Design Can Make or Break Your Packaging | Ep 94

Have you ever hired a type designer to design type for your packaging? Sometimes it feels like that's something saved for the big brands or major agencies, but it's not. Type Designer Scott Biersack and Evelio discuss the fin...

Packaging Design

May 13, 2022

Waste 360 Waste Expo Sustainable Packaging from Vegas | Ep 93

What happens when you get 4 packaging nerds on stage at the largest Waste industry event in Vegas? Find out what we covered, what we learned, and how your packaging decisions are just the tip of the iceberg when we discuss ev...

April 28, 2022

Designing Sustainable Packaging Part 3 of 4: Reusable Packaging | Ep 91

Michael Napoli, VP of Material Sales at Terracycle, is a designer turned sustainability expert. He shares how design has to evolve to support sustainability and how it's critical to stay informed and not fall behind. Here's w...

April 21, 2022

Designing Sustainable Packaging Pt 2 of 4: Carbon Neutrality | Ep 90

Michael Napoli, VP of Material Sales at Terracycle, is a designer turned sustainability expert. He shares how design has to evolve to support sustainability and how it's critical to stay informed and not fall behind. Now if y...

April 12, 2022

Designing Sustainable Packaging with Terracycle Pt 1 of 4 | Ep 89

Michael Napoli, VP of Material Sales at Terracycle, is a designer turned sustainability expert. He shares how design has to evolve to support sustainability and how it's critical to stay informed and not fall behind. Now if y...

Sustainability Packaging Design

April 04, 2022

Packaging Design En Español con Hernan Braberman | Ep 88

En el episodio de hoy hablamos con Hernan Braberman Director de Diseño de Tridimage de Argentina. Trabajan con marcas de todo el mundo y tratan con productos de todos los sectores. En este episodio, aprenderá sobre empaques i...

Packaging Design Business Of Packaging

March 23, 2022

Designing Emotion Into Your Packaging | Ep 87

Jennie Potts Design Director of B&B Studio shares how their work infuses emotion into packaging and why your brand needs a personality. In today’s episode we discuss some of the work she’s done with B&B studio, one of my favo...

Packaging Design

March 14, 2022

Simplifying Sustainable Packaging with ButterflyCannon | EP 85 Part 1

Today’s episode is a 2 parter, we’re speaking with Jenny Cairns, ButterflyCannon’s Innovation & Sustainability Manager. We spoke for so long about a few different things that it actually made more sense to break it up then to...

Sustainability

March 09, 2022

FMCG Packaging Design with NH1 Design | Ep 84

Evelio ( @eveliomattos ) and Neha Tulsian ( @NehaTulsian ) discuss designing packaging for FMCG in India at NH1 Design , and how balancing culture and society can impact packaging design decisions. Here are three massive thin...

Packaging Design

March 04, 2022

How To Design Start-up Packaging in 10 Days | Ep 83

Evelio Mattos ( @eveliomattos ) sits down with Jamie Ellul ( @jamie ellul ) to discuss how Supple Studio created the iconic Frahm Jacket packaging that won several awards at Pentawards ( @pentawards ) last year. How he built ...

Packaging Design

February 25, 2022

Codifying the Package Design Process

How do you design packaging that is infused with sensuality, time, and a place, while delivering it in an aesthetically relevant pack? Asa Cook Creative Director of Intertype Studio explains how his 2 year old studio won the ...

February 16, 2022

The Packaging Design Competition You Need to Enter | Ep 81

Pentawards, the most prestigious global packaging design competition is back in 2022! Adam Ryan and I discuss the changing landscape of packaging competitions and why diversity matters in building a global design community. T...

Packaging Design

February 14, 2022

How to Write a Packaging Design Proposal | Ep 80

Have you ever tried to write a Package Design Proposal and didn't know where to start? We discuss the discovery phase of your packaging proposal in this episode, everything that is required and everything you need to consider...

February 07, 2022

Packaging Design & NFT Integration

I just bought an NFT solely for the packaging design. Insane? Probably. I bought the Chinese New Year release of Gelnfiddich's 21 year old single malt scotch that comes in a beautifully illustrated box by Chineses Artist Rlon...

Packaging Design

February 03, 2022

Biggest Packaging Design Mistakes Everyone Makes | Ep 78

Learn how to avoid the packaging design mistakes every brand makes. What are the biggest mistakes every start-up, unicorn, heritage brand makes? This quick chat breaks down 3 of the most impactful mistakes you can make to dev...

Packaging Design

January 20, 2022

Find Your Flow in Packaging Design with Gene Portnoy | Ep 77

Learn how finding your flow in the package design process allows you to deliver the value to your client. Gene Portnoy is a prolific packaging designer with years of experience, much of which never requiring a portfolio. In t...

Packaging Design Business Of Packaging

January 15, 2022

Toy and Game Board Packaging with Matt Nuccio | Ep 76

Ever wonder what it takes to design packaging for Monopoly, Barbie, GI Joe, and the world of games and toys? Matt Nuccio shares his experiences in the toy industry and his approach to packaging. Games and toys die on the shel...

Packaging Design Business Of Packaging

January 05, 2022

The Future of Packaging Design Education | Ep 75

Whether you're just starting out using Adobe Dimensions or a seasoned packaging designer with Quark Express in your rearview, this episode dives into the future of packaging design education with Aaron Brashear. You're walkin...

Packaging Design

December 21, 2020

How to Design Packaging to Overcome Business Challenges | Ep. 37

How does packaging impact transportation, warehousing, inventory, finance, IT, Automation, even systems management? Learn how fill-rate, box size, and distribution can make or break your business. We talk to Joe Fernandez, Se...

Packaging Design Business Of Packaging

December 18, 2020

Generating Packaging Leads on TikTok | Ep. 36

Struggling to generate leads, not sure where to go, LinkedIn not doing you any favors? Maybe it's time you gave Tiktok a chance. Today we talk to Cory Connors or CoryGated, as he's known on TikTok. We discuss what the platfor...

Business Of Packaging

December 09, 2020

Making Good Packaging Design Decisions w/ Adam Peek | Ep. 35

We've all heard E. Adam Peek host his packaging podcast The People of Packaging, so intros episode we turn the tables and ask him a few questions. Gain a new perspective on the future of packaging, insight into labels and the...

Sustainability Business Of Packaging

November 30, 2020

Guide to Sustainable Packaging Suppliers | Ep. 34

Interested in sustainable packaging? Learn how to source materials, designers, and manufacturers with Guacamole Airplane's Packaging Supplier's Guide.

Sustainability Packaging Design

November 23, 2020

What is How 2 Recycle Labeling & Packaging Design | Ep. 33

What is How to Recycle labeling? We talk to Kelly Cramer, the Lead @ How2Recycle.com, a team that helps packaging designers, brands, and consumers learn how to recycle packaging and share the responsibility of recycling packa...

Sustainability Business Of Packaging

November 16, 2020

Consumer Tracking & Packaging Design | Ep. 32

Dr. Andrew Hurley offers the answer to "Will your packaging design changes deliver a measurable ROI?" His platform Package Insight offers an eye into consumer thoughts, emotions, and how they actually interact with your packa...

Packaging Design Business Of Packaging

November 09, 2020

Packaging Design for Purpose, Emotion, and Function | Ep. 31

Today’s Guests are Chris Cook & Audra Nebolini, ACDs at CBX. Here's what we discuss and what you can learn more about: Packaging design strategy , what it's like in a major brand strategy session Setting benchmarks for succes...

Packaging Design

November 05, 2020

The Future of Online Packaging Design Education | Ep. 30

What do professional designers do when they want to learn something new? They can’t always run off to the fanciest packaging design schools. They look for what fits into their busy lives. Online design education, from YouTube...

Packaging Design Business Of Packaging

November 02, 2020

How to Design Packaging for a Smashbrand | Ep. 29

Michael Keplinger joins us to discuss the packaging design and brand building strategies it takes to launch a Smashbrand. We'll talk about testing, substrates, print processes, and how to view packaging as a start-up or an es...

Packaging Design

October 26, 2020

Packaging Design Education in Finland's Aalto University | Ep. 28

Markus Joutsela is a Visual Communications lecturer at Finland's famous Aalto University. Markus also founded the Pack-Age program which takes students from every discipline and combines them to create packaging innovation ma...

Packaging Design

October 12, 2020

Print Production for Packaging Design | Ep. 27

With over 35 years of experience in design and print, we only scratch the surface of Lisa’s experience. But lucky for all of us, Lisa has also launched a print production class online to teach you how to design to print and h...

Packaging Design Business Of Packaging

August 05, 2020

Is Your Packaging Prop 67 Compliant? | Ep. 22

Understanding how Prop 67 impacts your business's packaging design and manufacturing. What it means, and what you need to do including these four things: The name of the manufacturer: 1) The manufacturer, not the reseller, th...

Packaging Design Business Of Packaging