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How Marijuana is Making the Leap from Illegal to Luxury

How Marijuana is Making the Leap from Illegal to Luxury

Mary Jane is here to stay. It’s hard not to notice that marijuana is being legalized in more and more places throughout the U.S.. It was first legalized in Colorado and Washington in 2012, with Oregon, Washington D.C., and Alaska following soon after. 27 states now allow medical marijuana, as well. While the cannabis smokers… Continue Reading

Gaining Consumer Trust: “Throwbacks” Inspire Nostalgic Packaging

Gaining Consumer Trust: “Throwbacks” Inspire Nostalgic Packaging

Throwbacks are everywhere these days! With the popularity of #throwbackthursday posts on social media, and shows like “Stranger Things,” it’s no wonder that consumers are craving more nostalgia. One of the key strengths of retro packaging is it can feel personal and homemade, especially nowadays, many people want something that feels more personalized. I created this… Continue Reading

How to “Wow” Consumers with your Packaging

How to “Wow” Consumers with your Packaging

To continue our series on packaging that sells, let’s talk about how to “wow” your consumers with this crucial piece of marketing. What draws your eye to a product in the store? I know I’m drawn to packaging that stands out that looks different than what I’ve seen before. I am also drawn to packaging… Continue Reading

Make Your Packaging More Personal and Engaging

Make Your Packaging More Personal and Engaging

In addition to choosing a stunning design for your packaging, your package copy needs to sizzle. Over the years, I’ve picked up some key insights into what type of copy works best in the design of your packaging. Designers and copywriters make a dynamic duo…we sometimes end up working side by side and learn a… Continue Reading

Is Your Packaging Intelligent Enough for Consumers?

Is Your Packaging Intelligent Enough for Consumers?

What does it mean to have intelligent packaging? Beyond the basic function of containing an item and telling what it is, brands are beginning to make packaging that’s able to communicate new in-depth information to the consumer. Sensing, recording, and detection devices that monitor changes in the product or the environment are being added to… Continue Reading

Inspiration from the Desert

Inspiration from the Desert

After 15 years and 7 hours of anticipation, I finally arrive at my first Burning Man festival. In the an empty dusty desert about 2 hours outside of Reno in the middle of nowhere, a city called Black Rock City grows from zero to 70,000 people for a week and then disappears without a trace.… Continue Reading