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Neighbourhood markets, quickly becoming the new retail space where people want to shop

BY Candice de Beer 11 November, 2019
Why shop in a sterile jam-packed retail space when you can shop in a warm and inviting neighbourhood market? These marketspaces are rapidly becoming the preferred place to purchase fresh produce, as well as vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free sweet treats, loaves of bread, and meals. It's a space for friends and family to gather and have a good time, maybe go home with a gift or two. It's also great for manufacturers looking for first-hand feedback from their customers.

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Theatre on shelf - that moment when you see a product, fall in love, and buy it.

BY Candice de Beer 3 March, 2019
To create 'theatre on shelf' you need more than just a striking or innovative design. As a packaging range, there needs to be some design element that draws the eye and invites the consumer to give it a try. It could be as simple as the placement of your logo. Here's what you need to know.

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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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