Featured CD Packaging Designer: Lindsey Faye Sherman
Hi Lindsey! Could you tell us something about yourself?
I’ve always had the knack for creating colorful concepts and jarring composition either through fine arts or media based design. I studied graphic design at Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating in 2009 Magna Cum Laude. After graduating, I decided to travel west to San Diego, CA to discover the West Coast design world. Now as a freelance designer, I acquired a few unique jobs as a package designer for companies in Canada and Australia. In my free time I’m either at the beach, roller blading on the boardwalk, or exploring my new found home in Cali. I love the warm weather and array of diverse people who call this place home.
Could you tell us about the design you made for “The Kinder Kids” Audio Book.
“The Kinder Kid’s audio books offer an interactive and whimsical approach to Dr. Seuss classic stories. I designed a storage sleeve with two movable trays within the CD’s holder allowing both sides of the package to simultaneously open revealing the inner content. The Packaging was inspired by the children’s thick chipboard stylebook. I wanted the packaging to be as engaging as the stories.”
How did you make this design?
I first developed a die cut using Illustrator and hand drawn sketches. Then I applied graphics and typography to the desired areas of the layout. The lay out includes two sliding panels front and back, and one band that wraps around its-self creating the outer box-shell. Next I printed out the design on photo quality ink jet paper. Then used spray adhesive to bond the design to my material. I used 3ply white board as my base for the package. Finally I cut it all out using the die cuts I had created and scored, folded, and glued as need.
Thanks for sharing that to us. Now here’s a question we ask all of our featured designers: What do you think is a good package?
I believe all good designs speak without a sound and the best design is the one that communicates directly to the consumer. As a designer, I love the challenge to design for both thrifty products and high-end products.
Thanks Lindsey for sharing to us your time and talent. We hope to see more of your works!
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