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Build a post box

Everyone wants their portfolio to make a good impression when it arrives on a potential employer or client's desk. The secret to making yours stand out from the rest is to create a piece of packaging that can transport your digital portfolio, show off your design skills and still be strong enough to take on Royal Mail.

In the following tutorial, we show you how to create your own piece of structurally sound packaging using individual materials and unusual finishing without the use of glue. You'll discover how to use FreeHand to draw up a box net and you can follow the practical steps needed for mapping and transferring your template onto your chosen special material. We round things up by showing you how to assemble your glue-free structure. Plus, you'll also find tips on how to finish and decorate the box's surface.

We hope this tutorial will spark your imagination and inspire you to consider your own ways of creating great packaging from the comfort of your own home.

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