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Creatives: Studio Kynd x Home at First Sight

“Monika reached out to us at StudioKynd and straight away, I knew that it was something that I wanted to be involved with. Her Instagram feed was beautiful, along with her vibe and eye for unique vintage finds." - Niobe

Creatives: HEW+Co x Consider the Wldflwrs

"Access to and experience in playing around with surface design really allowed me to hone in on an illustration style that works well for both individual drawings and fully illustrated patterns, which are my absolute favorite to draw." - Jessie

Creatives: Lucie de Maid x garner & graze

“I think her work speaks for itself! I hadn’t actually seen a food business like hers that was just so pretty and unique, so I couldn’t wait to work together. I can also confirm that her grazing boxes are as delicious as they look!” - Lucie

Insights into the Life of a Creative Solopreneur with Letterer & Brand Designer Eva Couto

Eva Couto loves type, branding and... working as a freelancer! In this Creative Buzz feature we peek into the splendid work life of the Portuguese designer and get some fab tips, too.

Creatives: Katie Peck x Acid Banana

“This project was particularly fun as Susie gives me full reign on the creative direction of the designs. She gave me some starter points and things she would like to include but ultimately she trusted me to put my own spin on the designs." - Katie

Creatives: Saulé Studio x Tones of Eve

“The inspiration, theme and colour palette that Kristin shared with me really aligned with the style of work I already do, and once I had a look at the gorgeous products on Tones of Eve’s Instagram page I was sold straight away.“ - India

Creatives: Grandview Collective x Liv3

“My favorite part of each project is the beginning stage where we work together to uncover the qualities that make the business unique and stand apart from their competitors. My second favorite part of the design process is launching the new brand and seeing it come to life.” – Stephanie

Creatives: The Luxe Co x Wylde

“When you operate authentically and are true to your values, work is always fun. We are eternally grateful for all the gorgeous women and incredible business owners we get to meet, support, work and succeed with!” - Tina

The Joys of Surface Pattern Design with Tracey Wirth

Tracey Wirth shares her top tips and unique insights into the magical world of Surface Pattern Design.

Packaging is an Art: 5 Eye-Catching Ways To Illustrate Your Packages

Blush highlights 5 unique ways of using illustration to make your packaging design stand-out and enhance your brand identity.

Creatives: Shelley Elizabeth Designs x Bad Glinda Soap Studio

“I used the mood board and shiny new logo, brand colors + font pairings, and custom pattern created for her brand identity project along with the Bad Glinda Soap Studio philosophy, to help formulate the packaging strategy and create the overall packaging design." – Shelley

How Why We Cook Celebrates Women And Food Through Illustration

On International Women's Day, we chat with author and illustrator Lindsay Gardner about her creative process, celebrating women and capturing the artistry behind cooking.

Creatives: Alice Allum Design x Kate Lowney

“Kate sent across a few initial images of the type of design she was interested in –a minimalist design with muted colours. From here Kate allowed me to have quite a bit of freedom in the design." - Alice

Creatives: Julia Pratt x What A Curl Wants

"I arranged them in a pattern that really reflected the energy and friendliness of her brand. I sent her a few options to choose from and once she had decided on the final design, I took it to the computer to create a vector version that can be resized for future needs." - Julia

Building a Sustainable Design Practice with Giada Tamborrino

Giada Tamborrino shares how she founded a boutique design studio that's focused on sustainable brands and packaging.

Creatives: Kaitlin Rose Slattery x Stone Hollow Farmstead

"One thing that is so incredible about the tissue is that the "canvas" to work with is quite large. Because of this, I chose to draw 20+ individual icons representative of the farm life at Stone Hollow." - Kaitlin

10 Ways Arts & Crafts Brands Used Sustainable Packaging

With custom packaging, you can get your designs down to a fine art. Here's 10 brands who show sustainability and creativity can go hand-in-hand.

How To Write a Business Plan in 4 Easy Steps

Every great business starts with a business plan (even if it is on the back of a napkin!) This guide from HoneyBook will walk you through the key elements every great business plan needs.

Creatives: Manureva Studio x evening star baby

“Our inspiration really comes from what the client expects from us. We respond to ‘we want something efficient and trustworthy’, or ‘we want something warm and friendly’ with visual ideas. It’s like creating a visual language, in a way." - Maud

Five Ways to Find a Community as a Creative

Working remotely can also bring us together. Delicate Rébellion founder Hannah Taylor shares some tips on how creatives can find like-minded people online.

Creatives: FOLK x Succulent Calm + Inspired

“I really liked her mission and vision for her company. She was very passionate in the time of COVID about bringing peace and joy through her products. I love a project that I can be a part of from the ground up. Branding, packaging, photography, and website - we did it all.” - Alyson Brown

Creatives: Jadyn Klassen x PASTE

“I find inspiration in a lot of art and design that I've come across in my travels. It's always inspirational to go through photo albums from trips and find something new. A colour, a pattern, a shape. I also find a lot of inspiration in the lives that my friends and clients live.” - Jadyn Klassen

What it’s like to see your packaging design on a supermarket shelf with Mara Rodríguez

What's it like to forge a career in packaging design? Mara Rodríguez from Mara Rodríguez Design shares how she got started, her top design tips and more.

Creatives: Art-Work Agency x Foliar

"It’s really true that a picture speaks a thousand words. There is something raw about sharing stories that helps us better understand ourselves and the world around us," Art-Work Agency

Creatives: Karolina Król x Happy & Humble

"I personally believe that sustainability is the best way forward—both for us as individuals, and for our businesses—and I’m very happy when I have a possibility to work with people who share the same values," Karolina Król

Meet the Creatives behind noissue Card Templates

Meet the Creatives who've provided unique noissue Card templates that are customizable for your brand!

Creatives: Field Trip & Co. x Propeller Coffee

"By having the courage to let curiosity lead, we create ideas that truly make a difference. For ourselves and for our clients," Alison Garnett, Founder and Creative Director at Field Trip & Co.

Creatives: DSR Branding x Saint Franco

"We exist to empower business owners and employees to tell their stories and create better businesses," Dan Rowell, Brand Strategist and Director of DSR Branding

Creatives: Grant Design x Sweet Relief Pastries

"I’m very passionate about helping people launch brands, and I volunteer quite a bit of my spare time working with young female entrepreneurs to develop their pitches and their business models so that they can proudly + boldly stand behind their ideas and share them with the world," Grant Design

Gazed: Accessible Art, Sustainable Clothing

"You can never please or satisfy everybody, but our supportive community and friends ensure us that we do the right thing," Magda of Gazed

Creatives: Begin Studio x Lusan

"It’s so important to me to ensure that my values of fun, sustainability, and research-led design come through in all of my work and it’s become the reason my clients come to me!" Amy of Begin Studio

13 Typography Inspired Trends in Packaging

A word to the wise: your typography is equally as important as your graphic design. Pro font designers, Fontfabric Type Foundry, share some head-turning typography inspired trends in packaging.

Creatives: Third Ginger Studio x Autumn & Thistle Homewares

"Stories are personal, relatable and work to humanise a brand, building a strong emotional connection with the audience," Kailtlyn of Third Ginger Studio

Here's our favourite packaging designs of 2020

It's been a year full of beautifully designed packaging here at noissue. To highlight some of the outstanding creations we've seen, we asked our team to share their favourite designs from 2020. Here are their picks.

Creatives: Fierce Media x Love Your Mother Boutique

"Our vision is to share stories and inspire. We intend to live a purposeful life while being creative and investing our time and passion in value-based endeavors through the Fierce Family," Neda Niaki and Aniseh Sharifi of Fierce Media

Creatives: Ode and the Odds x Everywhere Specialty Coffee

"My brand is "a little bit of everything" and I wanted to show that it is okay, the right people or client will appreciate what I do," Ode Pacheco

Creatives: Meredith McRae x Foli

"I’m a firm believer in tangible products having a ‘user experience’. It’s not just the end product that should be branded, but thought should be applied across the whole journey," Meredith McRae

6 Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to Your Graphic Design

Want to add some festivity to your content this holiday season? Our friends at Design Pickle give us some advice for adding some on-brand holiday cheer!

Creatives: Racquel René Designs x Wick & Maple

"Sure, I have a design style that brings certain people to me, but it’s those passionate individuals with an inspiring vision and determination to make a difference that really light the fire beneath me," Racquel René

Creatives: Kate Illustrate x Beth's Bakery

"I aspire to create illustrations which keep you looking for more and leave you with a smile on your face," Kate Illustrate

Creatives: Lemuel MC Linen Clothing x Cernovskaja Sisters

"I speak three languages but often still can't find the right words! Visual mediums like photography, drawing, and design come much more naturally and are broad enough to say many things at once," Marta Cernovskaja

Five common packaging design mistakes (and how to avoid them)

As a designer, how do you know whether your packaging is set up for success? Our friends at Dribbble are sharing five common packaging design mistakes, and how you can easily avoid them.