Season 3

August 18, 2021

How to Launch a Packaging Design Agency and Get Clients | Ep 59

Today's guest is Andy Kurtts, the founder of Buttermilk Creative, a food & beverage packaging agency based in North Carolina. After leaving his full-time position over 5 years ago he launched Buttermilk Creative. Andy set out...

Packaging Design Business Of Packaging

August 10, 2021

What's It Take To Design Cannabis Packaging | Ep 58

Rick Fitzgerald is a cannabis packaging designer, founder of cannabis travel site, and print production wizard. He's worked on hundreds of cannabis brands from around the globe and shares everything he's learned so far. So, if you want to start designing packaging for cannabis, you’re going to love this episode. If you’re already designing packaging for Cannabis, you might learn something too! You’re going to learn 3 super major things. 1) State regulations, why you need to work with an experienced cannabis packaging designer 2) How designing Child Resistant cannabis packaging can open up a new career path 3) The requirements for designing graphics on cannbis packaging. Also gain insight into the cannabis industries future, not to mention Rick drop his prediction for countrywide legalization! Do me a favor: Rate, review, and subscribe.

Packaging Design

August 05, 2021

What the Hell is Sustainable Packaging Anyway? |Ep 57

What the hell is sustainable packaging anyway? Evelio continues the conversation over drinks to help you identify ways to make your packaging more sustainable and building your brand. It's another late night and Evelio's drin...

August 03, 2021

Sustainable Packaging & The Packaging Revolution | Ep. 56

What is the packaging revolution? How sustainability is a communal concept and requires legal enforcement to be effective. Society chooses what it considers sustainable and acts accordingly. The packaging revolution is the waking up of consumers and brands to the realization they've been doing it wrong for many years and in Fabrice's new Book he breaks down each material and packaging structure. Learn what materials are recyclable, how to use new trends to improve your packaging, and what it means to be sustainable.


July 29, 2021

Top 10 Secrets to Designing Sustainable Packaging Revealed | Ep. 55

Everything you need to consider when thinking of deigning sustainable packaging. Materials, processes, questions, and what sustainability even means. Great way to get started.

Sustainability Packaging Design

July 27, 2021

Sonos Packaging : How to Design Packaging for a Sustainable Future | Ep 54

Jeremy Etchison & Ben Blanchard are the dynamic duo behind SONOS ' Roam packaging. Their team of designers and engineers executed what can be called the future of sustainable tech packaging. A completely recyclable product pa...

Sustainability Packaging Design

July 22, 2021

Future-ready FMCG Packaging Design Strategies w/ ClarkMcDowall | Ep 53

Packaging designers have a superpower no other designer has. The ability to reach into the future and create it today. Learn the strategies Clark McDowall use to design packaging for Mars owned Nutro Pet Foods and legacy bran...

July 14, 2021

How to Design Packaging for The Future with Someone & Others | Ep 52

Want to know how agencies are designing packaging for the future? Where do packaging innovations breed? Where do you find packaging inspiration? If you’re interested in designing forward thinking packaging that goes beyond ju...

July 09, 2021

Recycling Packaging 1 Material at a Time w/ Simon Van Leuven | Ep 51

Learn what happens to packaging after it's picked for recycling and how to design packaging that increases the chances of actually being recycled. This episode digs into the reality of the recycling and composting systems in place today world wide. Simon Van Leuven is Vanden Recycling's Director of Australia and an expert in plastics collection and recycling. Follow Simon on linkedIn.


June 28, 2021

How to Design Packaging for DTC with Last Crumb Cookies | Ep 50

Learn what it takes to design, buy, and launch packaging for a start-up. we discuss numbers, concepts, and next steps.

Packaging Design Business Of Packaging

June 16, 2021

Designing Pride Month Packaging, Selecting Color & Typography, with Zipeng Zhu

In our conversation about packaging design for Pride month with Zipeng Zhu, why men's body wash has grip, and why it's important to share your work to build your network. You'll also get, How Zipeng Zhu selects colors when de...

Packaging Design

May 28, 2021

Packaging Life Cycle Analysis w/ Neil Shackleton | EP 48

What is a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and how can you use it to make packaging decisions? If you're a packaging buyer, a packaging designer, or packaging manufacturer this episode shares insights into the LCA process as well as...


May 19, 2021

How To Innovate Sustainable Packaging like AB InBev| EP 47

AB InBev's Global Director of Innovation - Packaging, Keenan Thompson shares the process their Global Innovation Technology team uses for designing packaging. We get deep into the process and take apart what innovation actual...


May 07, 2021

Luxury Papers for Packaging - Fedrigoni | Ep. 46

What is a luxury paper and what should you look for when choosing a material for your packaging design? Annette Clayton with Fedrigoni Papers shares how materials can make a consumer feel through tactility and design.

Luxury Packaging

April 21, 2021

Product & Packaging Design with Enlisted Design | Ep. 45

Packaging design powerhouse Enlisted Design has designed packaging for brands like All Birds, Fridababy, Linksys, and so many other brands. Beau Oyler CEO of Enlisted shares their approach to designing product and packaging u...

Packaging Design

April 08, 2021

Is Plastic Packaging As Bad As You've Heard? | Ep. 44

The number one rated plastics material expert, Dr. Chris DeArmitt talks about his research on plastic and plastic packaging waste. We discuss how to reduce waste, recycle more packaging, and what questions to ask when conside...


March 22, 2021

What is Seaweed Packaging? It's NOTPLA | Ep.43

NOTPLA is a seaweed based material used for packaging liquids and now is being turned into heatsealable films that are completely biodegradable and edible. The zero plastics movement is growing and NOTPla is helping the packa...


March 11, 2021

McDonald's Packaging Redesign with Pearlfisher | Ep.42

Why did McDonald's need a packaging redesign, what was being solved, or how long ago did this project kick-off? we get into the details with Matt Sia, Creative Director at Pearlfisher. We discuss Matt's sketching, the pitch m...

Packaging Design

February 18, 2021

Packaging Design and Project Management| Ep. 41

Have you ever wondered how packaging designs and brands navigate timelines And manage all of the moving parts of the complex packaging industry? Have you ever tried to manage your own packaging project from design to manufact...

Packaging Design Business Of Packaging

January 21, 2021

Paper, Packaging Design's Secret Weapon | Ep.40

A big part in packaging design is selecting materials. Are the materials strong enough, flexible enough, do they produce the right amount of cushion? But beyond the protective properties of packaging, we need packaging to con...

Packaging Design

January 18, 2021

Professional Designers in Packaging Education | Ep. 39

When it comes to packaging design education there are many paths to take and many times we're unclear with where those paths can take you. In this episode we discuss packaging education and the program Gerardo Herrera has bui...

Packaging Design

January 07, 2021

Circular Packaging Design | Ep.38

When you hear the term circular packaging design or circular economy, many people confuse it to mean recycling. Even though the recycling logo is a möbius loop, the process is generally linear, not circular. In this episode ...