• 12 Packaging Websites and Blogs to Inspire Your Designs

    12 Packaging Websites and Blogs to Inspire Your Designs

    Discover the most popular packaging design web pages in the world to inspire all your projects Finding inspiration is something a packaging designer constantly does. Elena Sancho (@tatabi), creative director of Tatabi Studio and a designer specializing in sustainable branding and packaging, dedicates a few minutes every morning to sift through all sorts of new ideas. Sticking to this routine, Elena gets inspired when creating designs that go beyond the usual aesthetic. She shares some of her essential packaging resources below. The selection in this list includes blogs, websites, and an Instagram account that looks at the latest trends and jobs and can help you unleash your creativity. The Dieline Created in 2007 by Andrew Gibbs, what started as a personal blog became the most visited packaging website in the world. Its mission is to connect professionals worldwide and promote more sustainable solutions in the packaging industry by using creativity and innovation.

  • Yves Zimmermann: six decades at the forefront of design

    Yves Zimmermann: six decades at the forefront of design

    The Swiss designer was a key player in Spain for his inventive logos and graphic solutions Designer, teacher, editor. If he were just one of these things, Yves Zimmermann would have still left a mark on the early years of graphic design in Spain. However, he managed to be all three and his impact on the craft is still felt today. Zimmermann, who died on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at the age of 84, leaves us a legacy of corporate identities in Spain and wide international recognition. Arriving in Barcelona in 1961, at just 24, Zimmermann brought with him a new conception of design, influenced by his Swiss roots, that he applied to his works, classes and collection of books GG Diseño. Zimmermann has worked with Barcelona Airport, the Bank of Spain, Carolina Herrera and the Círculo de Lectores. He was a finalist in the competition to design the euro notes and won the Premio Nacional de Diseño in Spain. Join us to remember the extraordinary career of Zimmermann in this interview that he gave to Domestika - that became his last one - where he transmitted his passion for graphic solutions, talked about his legacy, the industry and current creativity.

  • 10 Free Online Design Classes for Professionals

    10 Free Online Design Classes for Professionals

    Experts share creative resources and shed light on techniques for working with packaging, printed formats, and branding These design classes will guide you through the different stages of your projects. Not only will you discover resources that will help you in your search for ideas, but you will also get to grips with techniques that guarantee professional results. Every skill is valuable, from channeling your creativity to demonstrating your professionalism. Below, you’ll find classes about packaging projects, print media, and brand conceptualization. Or, if you prefer, you can also explore different methods for presenting to a client. There is so much to discover about the world of design.

  • Top 10 Creative Projects of April 2021

    Top 10 Creative Projects of April 2021

    We’ve compiled a list of 10 projects that have received a lot of positive attention from the Domestika community over April It’s that time of the month when we look back at 10 projects that the Domestika community has crowned as their favorites. If you are looking for inspiration, this list shares personal work, final projects for courses, and exciting updates from Domestika teachers: be inspired by creativity in all different forms. While each project is unique, all ten listed have something in common: they have received the most likes from our community. Over April, watercolor and embroidery stood out as the most popular disciplines. However, the community wasn’t just thinking about threads and colors last month: an e-commerce sustainable packaging project and a digital portrait created in Procreate also feature on the list. If you want to explore each project, click on the title in red. We'd love to hear which one you liked the most in the comments section at the bottom of the article. ¡Nuevo libro! Creative Watercolor and Mixed Media, by Ana Victoria Calderon (@anavictoriana) Ana Victoria Calderón, who teaches Domestika courses such as Modern Watercolor Techniques, has published a book titled Creative Watercolor and Mixed Media. The project has been very enthusiastically received by our community. Presented as a beginner's guide, the book encourages you to experiment with different techniques and paint sparkling galaxies, glowing oceans, and dazzling crystals. The author has shared various images of her process to give you a glimpse of what to expect.

  • 5 Eco-friendly Packaging Projects Inspired by Nature

    5 Eco-friendly Packaging Projects Inspired by Nature

    Discover these nature-inspired packaging solutions from the Domestika community More and more creatives are endorsing eco-design as a way to reduce the impact on the environment. Packaging can be an excellent way to get closer to nature and understand our connection with it. To give you some examples, we have selected five packaging projects inspired by nature and shared by the Domestika community. If you want to know more about each project, be sure to click on the red title. Cuddle Pack, by Miren Campaña Egaña (@miren_camara) The key is in the name: cuddle. This package represents a way to embrace nature as we transport plants, explains its creator. The Cuddle Pack design is exclusive to retailing. It reduces the pollution, and subsequent carbon footprint, generated by transporting plants. ‘Birdhouse’ is another piece from this creator, whose design follows the same philosophy, which can be found on her Domestika profile.

  • Top 10 Creative Projects of March 2021

    Top 10 Creative Projects of March 2021

    We put together the projects that received the most likes in March within the Domestika community We kick off the new month by introducing you to the 10 favorite community projects for March. Final projects of courses from different disciplines, teachers' works and commissions are mixed in this space open to creativity. All of them different but with something in common: they are the projects that have received the most likes. In March, watercolor has had a lot of prominence, but also crochet and illustration. Nature has been one of the most inspiring themes and has also been the highlighted theme in other disciplines, such as packaging. And as for digital arts, a work done with the SketchUp design program stands out. To check their creative processes, click on the red titles. Don't forget to add your comment at the end of the article and let us know your favorite.

  • What Is Eco-design and How to Apply It to Your Products

    What Is Eco-design and How to Apply It to Your Products

    Learn the difference between eco-design and sustainable design and how the creative industry can reduce its impact on the environment Did you know that 80% of a product's environmental impact can be reduced at the design stage? Eco-design was conceived by experts who became aware of the consequences their products were having on the environment. Eco-design can be defined in many ways: eco-friendly, green, sustainable, conscientious, ethical, and responsible. Tati Guimarães (@tati_guimaraes), an eco-designer of products and packaging from Brazil, believes the best definition is 'circular design.'

  • What is Sustainable Design?

    What is Sustainable Design?

    Discover the true meaning of sustainable design, and find out how considering sustainability is beneficial for everyone, with Núria Vila

  • Packaging Tutorial: How to Choose Your Materials

    Packaging Tutorial: How to Choose Your Materials

    Learn how to choose the best materials for your packaging designs, with packaging designer Marion Bretagne Good packaging must balance price, practicality, and aesthetics to best serve your product or your client. In this tutorial, artist and packaging designer Marion Bretagne shares her tips for finding and selecting the best materials for your packaging.