Battle of the Eco-Bags

Green Bag Contest_winners

Who says you can’t have a good time even when the economy is on the skids? Times like these that call for extra creativity in the fun department. To this end, we called on our talented co-workers at Design Packaging to create eco-chic bags for a company-wide competition. Open to all employees across every function, this challenge was met with a high level of inventiveness and style. The results were unveiled at our company end-of-year festivities.

Here were the winners:

First place: A fresh take on the Capri Sun bag, this large tote wowed voters for its roominess, cheery colors and impeccable construction. Congratulations Warehouse Coordinator, Byron Mitchell!

Second place: What to do with all those old CDs now that all we need are MP3s? Make handbags out of them! For creative use of a soon-to-become-obsolete media, Production Artist Carolina Restrepo was a top contender for her design.

Third place: Next time you forget to bring your reusable shopping bag to the grocery store, consider this alternative use for those grocery bags. With the help of a crochet needle, Project Manager Becka Means designed a fun and durable purse. This bag won’t end up in a landfill anytime soon.

With so many great entries, it was tough to make the call and pick only three winners. Below is a sampling of other great submissions from materials as surprising as kitty litter boxes, socks and family photographs.

Here's to an eco-chic 2009!

Green Bag Contest


Design Packaging Continues to Grow


Design Packaging Expands

Design Packaging's retail packaging creative department is under construction. we're rearranging the floorplan, adding square footage, and 3 sales offices. Today marks day 3 of this remodel under the watchful eye of New World Contractors, which has moved creative into the Design Packaging showroom as temporary cramped quarters. The carpet's been removed, back wall torn down and the new wall has been put up! Since the Sales office is also growing they've been temporarily displaced into the showroom as well.

We're looking to move into the new digs by mid Dec., we'll keep you updated!

Design Packaging Expands2 


Surf Inspired Gift Card Carrier

Wave Concept 2.55

Now that summer is in full swing, we thought it was the perfect time to share a gift card concept we'd been throwing around the studio for a while. The Wave Gift Card design was developed on a trip back to Laguna Beach in 2010, thinking of how we would be able to simplify gift card packaging with equally simple production methods. This concept lived in a sketchbook for nearly a year, until Industrial Design intern John Turner had the time to take a few sketched concepts and give them life in a 3D environment this summer. 

While at it, we fashioned a new gift card to boot. 

 Take a look at the rest of our packaging design portfolio here.

Wave Concept 2.60

Wave Concept 2.62

Founded in 1985, Design Packaging is a worldwide industry leader in creative, luxury packaging. Design Packaging has generated a loyal following among luxury retailers in the fashion, beauty, and resort industries.
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