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Despite the digital world, printed mock-ups are still a necessity.

BY Candice de Beer 2 February, 2019
Nothing beats that moment when you realise you’ve nailed your creative brief. But have you really nailed it, or just the look and feel? To be confident in your artwork you need to print and mock-up your packaging design, and this needs to be done in phase one of the project, not at the end. Here's why creating that 3D render should be last on your to-do list.

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2019 packaging design trends and my top purchasing tips

BY Candice de Beer 11 November, 2018
You might be thinking that the Internet is all you need to find inspiration, and you wouldn’t be wrong. The Internet's packed with good advice and incredible creative, but you can’t touch it, smell it, and truly experience it — this is why I believe designers, particularly packaging designers, should travel.

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Does your packaging have an embarrassing copy error?

BY Candice de Beer 10 October, 2018
It could be something as small as a missing apostrophe. Maybe you’re was written as your? Or a digit was left off your phone number. Whatever the mistake, however, small and innocuous it could be costing you, customers.

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Avoid these 7 mistakes when starting your own business

BY Candice de Beer 9 September, 2018
Leaving corporate life to start my own business was nerve-wracking. I said goodbye to a stable salary, predictable work hours, and a sounding board for my creative ideas. I've never looked back. While I love being my own boss, my journey from employee to business owner has not been without its challenges. Here are some of the lessons I’ve learnt over the past nine years.

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3 ways a packaging specialist can save you money

BY Candice de Beer 8 August, 2018
With the cost of living and running a business skyrocketing companies tend to look for ways to reduce spend. Many bring marketing in-house and employ young designers to keep costs down. But beware of entrusting your packaging design to a junior. While the potential is there, the knowledge, experience and contacts most certainly are not! Here’s why cutting costs upfront could cost you in the long run!

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