13 top packaging design resources

You'll find tons of advice and inspiration on packaging design from these free resources.

The web is a wonderful thing, brimming with resources and tutorials for people interested in packaging design. But, sometimes, too much choice can be confusing, so we've picked out the top resources to help you really get to grips with it.

01. Designspiration

Designspiration

Find and share awe-inspiring packaging designs with Designspiration

All sorts of creative goodness comes together at Designspiration. Created by Shelby White, Designspiration is a hub for collecting and sharing ideas including a whole host of interesting and innovative packaging designs.

02. CreateID

This brilliant blog captures the best of package design, news and articles from around the globe. It's not updated that regularly, but everything that's posted here is definitely worth a look.

03. Lovely Package

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Lovely Package curates the very best in packaging design from around the globe

If, like us, you can't resist a lovely package, then you should definitely check out this cool blog. Lovely Package showcases some leading design work in the packaging world, covering eveything from wine and beer bottles to toothpaste and kitchenware. The site features work from both professionals and students alike, and with over 300 pages of projects to browse through, you're sure to find some inspiration here.

04. Package Design

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For all things packaging design related, check out this brilliant blog

In operation for almost a decade now, Package Design Magazine is a fantastic resource for all things package design. The site features work from designers all around globe, the latest industry news, upcoming talent in the field, a resources section and much more. What more could you possibly need?

05. Packaging design archive

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Packaging design archive features every kind of project you could possibly think of

If you're looking for package design inspiration, head over to Packaging design archive. Containing every kind of design you could possibly think of, this extensive catalogue of packaging is a brilliant resource. Projects are organised into categories, with the site featuring a handy side bar that allows a search by the type of design you're after, including identity by typography, shape and much more.

06. Pinterest

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With hundreds of images to browse through, you're sure to find some package design inspiration on Pinterest

With hundreds of thousands of inspirational imagery in its archives, we couldn't not include Pinterest on this list. Simply type in 'package design' into the keyword search and watch the work appear. A popular subject on the social networking site, you'll find yourself scrolling down on what seems like a never ending page of packaging design projects.

07. The Dieline

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Find the latest top packaging designs from around the world at The Dieline

If it's information and inspiration on packaging design that you're after then The Dieline is a fantastic place to start. Founded in 2007, the site aims to define and promote the world's best packaging design. The Dieline is incredibly easy to navigate. It also features a packaging directory, which is an inspiring library of different company designs.

08. Brand New

Brand New focuses solely on corporate and brand identity work

A division of design firm Under Consideration, Brand New focuses solely on corporate and brand identity work, and features a vast library of inspirational packaging designs. But this is not just a showcase site, as well as all the beautiful imagery featured, much of the designs here are reviewed in detail, with experts giving their opinion on if,how and why each concept works.

09. Ambalaj

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Check out designer Kristina de Verdier's blog for inspirational examples of packaging design

Ambalaj is actually the personal site of packaging designer Kristina de Verdier. But if you want to see some inspirational examples of packaging design, then you should definitely check out her blog section. In it, Verdier has carefully selected new works from all over the world, describing them on her site as, "Material innovation, sustainable information, structural packaging, graphic design as well as beautiful brand stories".

10. Packaging of the World

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Choose from hundreds of packaging designs to inspire you on Packaging of the World

Packaging of the World is a creative design gallery, showcasing the most interesting and creative work worldwide. This site is really well organised; you can choose to search for projects by category, country, student work, most popular, etc, so it caters for everyone. A brilliant resource in the area of packaging design.

11. Packaging UQAM

Packaging UQAM

French site Packaging UQAM is an excellent showcase of innovative packaging research

Looking for packaging inspiration from slightly further afield? Then be sure to check out Packaging UQAM, a French site that collects together amazing packaging that might have flown under your radar.

Here you'll find creative solutions for storing trowels, golf tees, wishbones and plenty more unusual products. It's the place to go if you're looking to shake-up your research and discover original ideas.

12. Brand, Packaging and Opinion

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Freelance designer Richard Baird shares his thoughts and opinions on new branding work on his blog BP&O

BP&O is a blog run by British freelance designer and an editor of The Dieline, Richard Baird, who specialises in the development of branding and packaging. Baird picks recently developed designs, provides a short background and shares his thoughts and opinions on each. A great site for finding new work from around the globe.

13. Packaging Design Served

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Check out the awesome collection of packaging design work on Packaging Design Served

Part of the Behance network, Packaging Design Served features top work in categories such as label design and advertising. Here, you'll find multiple pages of packaging design projects, created by artists of all skill levels, in everything from shoe and pharmaceutical design to alcohol and electrical product designs.

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