Articles by Laura Zielinski

Know Thyself

Design is about creating a solution, albeit an aesthetically pleasing one.

When I was a fresh and foolish first-year art student, I though design was so subjective. How could I possibly please my teachers and get good critiques from classmates when we all had different styles?


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Nope In A Jar

A package copying skincare brand philosophy's design demonstrates the opposition brands face from knockoffs.

A few months back, I was scrolling through my feeds in Google Reader. As I rapidly swiped the trackpad, a product review caught my attention and gave me pause.


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Direct Connection

Brands do best when their packages tell the brand's story, allowing them to emotionally connect with consumers.

As I was putting together this month’s issue, I knew most, if not all, of the articles would focus on the topic of branding — we do enjoy a habit of hosting a rogue, but useful, piece here and there.


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Tips on Entering the 2013 Design Gallery

Want to be the top package? Read on to see what we are looking to award in a package.

Submissions are open now through August 31.


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Is there an echo in here?

We keep talking about it: What does your package say about your brand?

We’ve centered our 2013 Packaging That Sells conference on the inquiry, and if you flip back to the cover, you’ll notice the tag line has changed to it as well.


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Your Package is Speaking

You know what they say: Your walk talks and your talk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks.


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Welcome to BRANDPACKAGING's Musings Blog

We’ve done it again: We’ve updated brandpackaging.com.


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If the Consumer Isn't Happy with Packaging, Nobody's Happy

People are generally satisfied with packaging -- until they decide to buy.

Brian Richard, director, consumer and customer insights, MWV, and Steve Kazanjian, director, global creative, MWV, point out a current mindset on packaging and the danger with that way of thought.


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Sustainability: The Great Divider

The topic is divisive, but green can have great benefits.

Is there a more divisive topic in the packaging industry than sustainability? You love it, like it or hate it.


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Learning to Launch a Brand or Product by Example

Get your launch right by learning from already established brands.

Brands just starting out need examples on how to handle product launches and lines.


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10th Annual Packaging That Sells Conference, Chicago, October 2012

Posted Date: October 29, 2013

BRANDPACKAGING’s packaging conference returned for a tenth year with a focus on a single message: Make It Matter.

11/18/14 2:00 pm EST

Perfecting Package Design with Digital Solutions

Brands know that good package design plays a significant role in the commercial success of a product. After all, customer will experience the packaging before they experience the product within. Have you explored all the possibilities when designing a new package, or do time restraints and other limitations get in the way from delivering perfection? Advances in digital printing and finishing technologies now allow brands to explore even wider ranges of design possibilities within their ever shrinking timelines.

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 The September 2014 issue features the latest on Standing out from the Crowd.  You can also read the issue at the Digital Editions.

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