Box Design & Dieline Service

Every product needs packaging, and a there is more to designing the perfect package or box for your new product than you might think. The packaging must be fit for purpose, eye-catching, contain all the information necessary and be cost effective to produce.

My box design & dieline service is a simple way to get you the perfect packaging. Starting with the key considerations and by gathering information about what your product is, who your brand is and anything you have your heart set on, I can start to make your dream packaging a reality.

The best place to start is the logistics and general design considerations. So, how big is the product? What is made from? Is it delicate? What are your brand colours and do you have any other products with packaging? What key information needs to be included?

And it’s not just the design itself that needs to be considered, it’s important to consider the type of packaging material and how it will be assembled. How will it fasten? What shape will it be?

The dimensions of the product and any inner packaging required will also be important as this tells you how big the box needs to be. Then there’s marketing considerations. The packaging for your product should always represent your brand accurately. Your logo, colour scheme and key information and copy should reflect your brand while also being eye-catching.


The most asked question in my industry...

What is a dieline or cutter guide?

I’m glad you asked, I get this one a lot. A dieline is, essentially, a template. It’s the template us designers use so we can see the 2D layout of the packaging. Imagine if you took a box and cut down all the edges and then laid it out flat, a dieline is like a blank digital template of that. It shows us where the folds and perforations will be so we can put our designs down in a 2D format.

Dieline Template for Box Designs

Once I know the kind of packaging, dimensions and design you’d like, I use a dieline template to give you a mock-up of the box design in a 2D format. The dimensions, material, fastening and shape of the box or packaging dictate the specific dieline template needed, so it’s all necessary information to ensure that the design fits onto the template.