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

Go Green Save Green | Ep 72

Dec. 2, 2021

Long-form and ‘doom and gloom’ content on sustainability arguably lack efficacy because readers either lose focus or end up feeling completely disempowered. Today’s guest is Ariel Maldonado and she is switching things up by …

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The New Frontier for Molded Fiber | Ep 71

Nov. 18, 2021

We have all experienced molded fiber, usually as a replacement for foam or plastic inserts (think egg boxes). However, this largely underrated material offers countless possibilities to those bold enough to use it, and it is…

Understanding Design Means Understanding Manufacturing | Ep 70

Nov. 11, 2021

When you focus on manufacturing, you learn about the materials and processes behind a product, and this knowledge only makes you a better designer at the end of the day. Brandi Parker, Head of Sustainability at Pearlfisher, …

Guest: Brandi Parker
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The Value of Knowing Your Value | Ep 69

Oct. 27, 2021

This is the story of how your host, Evelio Mattos, won a packaging design and product launch pitch against VaynerMedia and also lost $900,000 in the process. The lesson in today’s episode is about knowing your value and unde…

Guest: Evelio Mattos

Packaging’s Zero Waste Future with Guillermo Dufranc | Ep 68

Oct. 19, 2021

Today, we’re discussing the realities of waste management in Argentina and the lengths that people go to in order to be just a little bit more sustainable with Guillermo Dufranc, author, YouTuber, and consistent LinkedIn pos…

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 …

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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
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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
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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 …

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…