Package Design Unboxd

Package Design Unboxd

Your ears are about to unbox the best damn packaging design podcast.

Learn everything from the basics of packaging concept development to what is required to recycle packaging. My goal is to teach you the ins and outs of packaging design and how to build a brand, an agency, or a department that focuses on sustainability and delivering memorable consumer experiences.

Our guests are leaders in their industries. They're eager to teach, explore, and discover the future of packaging design.

If you are interested in appearing or advertising on the podcast please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.



Recent Episodes

Sustainability Business Of Packaging

Bringing Back Reusable Glass Bottle with Caren McNamara | Ep 67

Oct. 11, 2021

Years ago, the return and reuse of glass bottles was common practice, but when convenience began to dominate the messaging around packaging, this went out the window. Now, 75% of glass bottles end up in landfills. Through he…


Plastic Shouldn't Last Forever - How to Make Plastic Biodegrade | Ep 66

Oct. 4, 2021

Polymers, additives, and everything it takes to make plastic packaging plus how to make it biodegrade under various environments. This episode focuses on BDP from Change Plastics for Good and how to purchase it for your sust…

Guest: Ryan Jesse
Packaging Design Business Of Packaging

How to Redesign Packaging for Hundreds of SKUs with FORGE | 65

Sept. 23, 2021

Todd Maute explains how CBX’s FORGE process helps redesign multi-SKU packaging for CPG and retail brands faster and sometimes cheaper. CBX is known for its brand experience development for pet, food, and even pet food brands…

Guest: Todd Maute

Packaging Design & Recycling: How France Will Save the World From Plastic Pollution | Ep 64

Sept. 17, 2021

In this episode Evelio (@eveliomattos) speaks to Vincent Colard of a company working hand in hand with packaging designers, manufacturers, and recycling systems to get France to 100% recycling rates by 2025. Learn …

Packaging's Antimicrobial Future with DesignSake | Ep 63

Sept. 8, 2021

Ever wondered what the future of packaging looks like? You’re not alone. In fact, it’s a question that has been on the minds of many designers and brand-owners alike. We all know how important sustainability is to our world …

Packaging Design

Black-owned Packaging Design Agency, Mind The Font | Ep 62

Sept. 2, 2021

Kirk Visola, Founder and Creative Director of Mind the Fun, Co-host of Clubhouse's Kirk and Kurtts (Andy Kurtts), and Monday's with Marilyn (Kirk's mom) joins PDU to have a discussion about race and design. Kirk shares the e…

Guest: Kirk Visola
Business Of Packaging

Engineering Packaging Logistics & Supply Chains | Ep 61

Aug. 25, 2021

Supply chains are breaking down, freight rates are blowing up, and today there are even brands that are paying off dock workers to move their products to the front of the line. Don't stoop low enough to break the law, just …

Plastic: Good or Evil? A Clubhouse Debate | Ep 60

Aug. 20, 2021

Is plastic packaging evil? Is it killing sea-life, reducing sperm counts of men globally, decimating bird populations, or is it a misunderstood miracle material? In the Package Design Unboxd Q&A Clubhouse room, Chris DeArmit…

Packaging Design Business Of Packaging

How to Launch a Packaging Design Agency and Get Clients | Ep 59

Aug. 18, 2021

Today's guest is Andy Kurtts, the founder of Buttermilk Creative, a food & beverage packaging agency based in North Carolina. After leaving his full-time position over 5 years ago he launched Buttermilk Creative. Andy set ou…

Guest: Andy Kurtts
Packaging Design

What's It Take To Design Cannabis Packaging | Ep 58

Aug. 10, 2021

Rick Fitzgerald is a cannabis packaging designer, founder of cannabis travel site, and print production wizard. He's worked on hundreds of cannabis brands from around the globe and shares everything he's learned …

What the Hell is Sustainable Packaging Anyway? |Ep 57

Aug. 5, 2021

What the hell is sustainable packaging anyway? Evelio continues the conversation over drinks to help you identify ways to make your packaging more sustainable and building your brand. It's another late night and Evelio's dri…


Sustainable Packaging & The Packaging Revolution | Ep. 56

Aug. 3, 2021

What is the packaging revolution? How sustainability is a communal concept and requires legal enforcement to be effective. Society chooses what it considers sustainable and acts accordingly. The packaging revolution is the…

Sustainability Packaging Design

Top 10 Secrets to Designing Sustainable Packaging Revealed | Ep. 55

July 29, 2021

Everything you need to consider when thinking of deigning sustainable packaging. Materials, processes, questions, and what sustainability even means. Great way to get started.

Sustainability Packaging Design

Sonos Packaging : How to Design Packaging for a Sustainable Future | Ep 54

July 27, 2021

Jeremy Etchison & Ben Blanchard are the dynamic duo behind SONOS ' Roam packaging. Their team of designers and engineers executed what can be called the future of sustainable tech packaging. A completely recyclable product p…

Future-ready FMCG Packaging Design Strategies w/ ClarkMcDowall | Ep 53

July 22, 2021

Packaging designers have a superpower no other designer has. The ability to reach into the future and create it today. Learn the strategies Clark McDowall use to design packaging for Mars owned Nutro Pet Foods and legacy bra…

Recent Blog Posts

The Truth About Recycling Packaging in 2021

What materials are accepted, how does recycling work, and how is recycling failing? Take a complete tour and get answers to questions asked by a professi…