Introduction to Ecological Packaging

A course by Tati Guimarães
Sustainable Packaging and Product Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined July 2019
, Sustainable Packaging and Product Designer

Learn the processes, strategies, and materials for creating creative and sustainable packaging

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (161)
  • 3390 students

Learn the processes, strategies, and materials for creating creative and sustainable packaging



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (161)
  • 3390 students
  • 13 lessons (1h 51m)
  • 33 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Established packaging and product designer Tati Guimarães is an expert at finding the perfect balance between designs that are attractive and sustainable. Some of her projects have been recognized worldwide, including the BAKUS trivet which was selected by MoMA. Her other clients include Organic Cotton Colors, Heineken, Benetton, and Fundació Joan Miró.

In this course, learn how to merge creativity and sustainability to create attractive, ecological packaging. Get introduced to ecodesign, its materials, and discover Tati's creative process, from idea, to development, to production of a completed piece. Finally, learn how to validate each step of your project with your end consumers for guaranteed success.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Creative process
  • U3
    U3. Choice of materials, prototypes and graphic decisions
  • U4
    U4. Finalization of packaging: manufacturing, transport and end of life
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by meeting Tati and see how she began designing sustainable packaging. Get to know some of her influences and see what will be covered in the course.

Learn the concepts of ecodesign, the sustainable materials available, and the importance of understanding a client brief. Get inspired and create a mood board that will help guide you toward developing the functional, emotional, and strategic needs of your packaging and identify the target customer.

Start working on the design, analyze and select materials, and begin sketching your ideas on paper. See how to define the production process according to its scalability by taking into account its environmental impact. At the same time, begin developing a range of prototypes to validate your idea, including the shape, functionality, and visual appearance.

Finalize the design for production, considering the transport within the premises of eco-design. See how to educate consumers to properly manage the disposal of the packaging so that it can be reused for something new.

What is this course's project?

Create an attractive and ecological packaging, from the creative process to its development and production.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for designers and other creatives, but also for anyone interested in understanding how sustainable thinking can be applied to design projects.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need creativity, curiosity, and a desire to help create a more sustainable world.

Regarding materials, you should have a large notebook, a pencil or pen to write down and sketch your ideas, and paper or cardboard to experiment with the ideas through physical prototypes.

To create a mood board, you will need magazines, scissors, and glue. A computer is helpful for those who have previous design knowledge and would like to draw the packaging plan and graphics.


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A course by Tati Guimarães

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Sustainable Packaging and Product Designer

A creator by vocation and a life-long ecologist, Brazilian designer Tati Guimarães has been designing packaging and products for more than 20 years. Through Ciclus, her eco design lab, she has developed her own product line and specializes in designing sustainable packaging for companies. She is also a mentor and consultant for eco design, collaborating as an undergraduate and master's professor at several universities (Elisava, IED, ESDi).

Her designs have been recognized worldwide, including her BAKUS trivet selected by MoMA, and her CAVALLUM lamp case, chosen by the Global Innovation Report as one of the most innovative products in the world. Her clients include Organic Cotton Colors, Heineken, Benetton, Fundació Joan Miró, and the Generalitat de Catalunya.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Creative process

    • What is ecodesign?
    • What are sustainable materials?
    • Commission and investigations
    • Sensory concept
  • U3

    Choice of materials, prototypes and graphic decisions

    • Analysis and choice of materials
    • Prototypes and experimentations
    • Graphic decisions
  • U4

    Finalization of packaging: manufacturing, transport and end of life

    • Finalization of packaging
    • Distribution and transportation: how to reduce CO2
    • Consumption, end of life: eco-strategies
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Ecological Packaging

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Introduction to Ecological Packaging. Design course by Tati Guimarães

Introduction to Ecological Packaging

A course by Tati Guimarães
Sustainable Packaging and Product Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined July 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (161)
  • 3390 students