For my mother’s birthday this year, I decided to create my own packaging project to show her how my designing has evolved. I got the idea from Teak and Twine, a company I found on Instagram and immediately fell in love with their customized gift package aesthetics.
In the package, I designed wrapping for a 70% cocoa chocolate bar. I thought it would be cute to include an illustration of our family mutt, Mr. Peepers, who is dark chocolate in color himself. Although I wish I had the time and money to purchase cocoa beans and craft my own chocolate bar, I had to settle with rewrapping a dark chocolate bar from the store.
I also designed packaging for a recipe I came across a few months ago and have been dying to try: Candied blood oranges. My mom isn’t into very sweet treats so I thought it was perfect (and pairing it with the dark chocolate is genius, obviously right?). The colors after print didn’t come out as expected, which keeps reminding me to prioritize my next investment in a Pantone book.
I also included a piece of pottery from my ceramics class. For a BFA (Bachelor in Fine Arts) in Graphic Design, we are required to take two introductory 3D courses. I’m not great with my hands, so instead of letting the imperfections of my work stress me out, I’m constantly reminding myself that everything in life is a process.
Anyway, my mom got her gift late, but I think she appreciated it. :)