41 episodes

Everything you need to know about packaging.
Design, engineering, materials, manufacturing, and how to save the planet with sustainable packaging.

Gain insight into the packaging industry from global experts in topics that range from concept development of packaging to material selection and recycling. Learn the trade tricks from experts that live and breathe packaging every day and level-up your own packaging game.

Hosted by Evelio Mattos, Creative Director of Packaging Design

Package Design Unboxd - with Evelio Matto‪s‬ The Packaging Design Podcast

    • Design
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Everything you need to know about packaging.
Design, engineering, materials, manufacturing, and how to save the planet with sustainable packaging.

Gain insight into the packaging industry from global experts in topics that range from concept development of packaging to material selection and recycling. Learn the trade tricks from experts that live and breathe packaging every day and level-up your own packaging game.

Hosted by Evelio Mattos, Creative Director of Packaging Design

    Packaging Design and Project Management| Ep. 41

    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 manufacturing?

    Well then you know why project managers are the superstars of the packaging industry.

    Today we speak with the Project Executioner herself, Megan Gamble a packaging project manager based in Atlanta with clients around the globe.

    We discuss all of the unseen pitfalls you can encounter when launching your first packaging program.

    Megan knows this industry from all angles and she also shares how to avoid these pitfalls with proper planning and many of the questions you should ask before you begin.

    Learn more about our sponsor Intl. Direct Packaging

    https://www.IDPdirect.com



    Connect with Megan Young Gamble:

    Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megangamble/

    Email Megan Directly: megan@getlevelconsulting.com

    Contact Megan for a Session: https://calendly.com/getlevelconsulting



    Connect with Evelio Mattos on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/EvelioMattos

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

    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 connect with consumers and the fastest way to do that is through touch.

    Selecting paper is an artform. Selecting paper for its printability, scuff reduction, and texture that can communicate emotion is critical. 

    In Episode #40 of Package Design Unboxd, we speak to Sabine Lenz of PaperSpecs. The queen of paper breaks down the power of paper, how it works with foil, ink, and how professional designers need to spec paper for production. 

    One of the defining characteristics of paper is the tactile connection to the physical world, no glass screens, no digital downloads. Paper makes you feel something real through sight, sound, and ultimately touch. 

    So for everyone that's designing packaging and want to level up your packaging design toolset - Listen in to Package Design Unboxd.

    **Leave Some Feedback:


    What would you like to learn more about in future episodes?
    Who should we interview in the packaging industry?
    Did you enjoy this episode? If you did, please leave us a review here.
    Subscribe to Package Design Unboxd on iTunes

    ** Learn why Factory-Direct Packaging is the future of buying packaging - IDPdirect.com

    Connect with Sabine Lenz:

    Here's her super necessary website: PaperSpecs
    Connect with Sabine on LinkedIn

    Connect with Evelio Mattos on LinkedIn

    • 39 min
    Professional Designers in Packaging Education | Ep. 39

    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 built at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California. 

    Art Center focuses on establishing a solid foundation of design, process, and critical thinking in it's to packaging design. 

    Staffed by professional designers the packaging program walks students through the basics in packaging 1, then into challenging plastic free packaging systems in packaging 2, and continues onward and upwards with Esko, kongsbergs, and teaching the craft and communication of packaging design.

    Check out IDPdirect.com for factory-direct packaging manufacturing - https://idpdirect.com

    Learn more about the Active Intelligent Packaging Industry Association - https://www.aipia.info

    Connect with Gerardo Herrera on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerardo-herrera/

    ORDER Paleoroo Granola: https://www.paleoroo.com

    Learn more about Design Studio Nuovo http://dsnuovo.com

    Connect with Evelio Mattos on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/EvelioMattos

    • 50 min
    Circular Packaging Design | Ep.38

    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 we talk with Paul Foulkes-Arellano founder of Circuthon, founder of the Sustainable Design Alliance, and an advisor at A Plastic Planet. A Plastic Planet as of this recording just helped Unilever's Dove launch their first refillable deodorant packaging. Also check out Paul's Circular Footwear Initiative!

    Learn how to talk to clients and guide them into more sustainable packaging design solutions. Understand how materials are recycled, what materials aren't, and what it truly means to create a circular packaging solution.

    Check out IDPdirect.com for factory direct packaging manufacturing.

    Connect with Paul Foulkes-Arellano on LinkedIn

    Connect with Evelio Mattos on LinkedIn

    • 45 min
    How to Design Packaging to Overcome Business Challenges | Ep. 37

    How to Design Packaging to Overcome Business Challenges | Ep. 37

    How does packaging impact transportation, warehousing, inventory, finance, IT, Automation, even systems management? Learn how fill-rate, box size, and distribution can make or break your business.

    We talk to Joe Fernandez, Senior Packaging Engineer @ Vera Bradley about how his team focuses on the business of packaging before making critical decisions. 

    Check out IDPdirect.com for factory direct packaging manufacturing.

    Connect with Joe Fernandez on LinkedIn
    Learn more about Vera Bradley

    Connect with Evelio Mattos on LinkedIn

    • 29 min
    Generating Packaging Leads on TikTok | Ep. 36

    Generating Packaging Leads on TikTok | Ep. 36

    Struggling to generate leads, not sure where to go, LinkedIn not doing you any favors? Maybe it's time you gave Tiktok a chance.
    Today we talk to Cory Connors or CoryGated, as he's known on TikTok. We discuss what the platform actually is, how to set up an account, what type of content performs well, and how to build an audience.

    By focusing on delivering useful information and educational TikTok posts, Cory has been able to generate a consistent stream of leads for his team at Landsberg Orora. 



    If you're not ready to launch into the next Tiktok challenge after this episode or aren't convinced it will deliver leads - reach out to Corygated on Tiktok to learn more.

    Thanks to this episode's Sponsor: IDPdirect.com

    Connect with Cory Conors on:

    LinkedIn
    TikTok


    Connect with Evelio Mattos on LinkedIn

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

marinomart2010 ,

Sustainability

Thank you for making sustainability in packaging so easy to learn through your podcast and social media post. I love your design insights as well. If everyone on all ends of the industry can implement your findings and teachings, it could directly impact the planets well being. I have benefited tremendously from now being able to properly educate my clients in true sustainability. Thank you Evelio!

hjakakksosoixjenns ,

Must listen for packaging pros

Evelio has put together a very interesting and educational podcast for packaging pros. Worth the time!

Josh.Larson ,

The more you know

For anyone involved or interested in packaging design and development, Unboxd’s long form interviews are such a fantastic and previously rare opportunity to gain real insight into the thoughts of industry leaders. Excellent episodes so far and I’m excited to see who’s next.

Top Podcasts In Design

Listeners Also Subscribed To