Handmade Packaging Workshop: Tips, Tools & Techniques for Creating Custom Bags, Boxes and Containers

Handmade Packaging Workshop: Tips, Tools & Techniques for Creating Custom Bags, Boxes and Containers

by Rachel Wiles
     
 

Taking packaging design back to basics, Handmade Packaging Workshop is 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

Overview

Taking packaging design back to basics, Handmade Packaging Workshop is 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.

  • Contains step-by-step tutorials for designing handmade packaging
  • Includes galleries and inspirational showcases from a range of practitioners
  • Cross references styles and techniques through the book
  • Profiles of practitioners provide insights into handcrafting packaging

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440321207
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
08/13/2012
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

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, CMYK and Graphis.

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