Lane packaging relaunch

September 24, 2019Branding, Packaging

Mela Creative has been working closely with the team at ITW Proline for over 2 years on the new packaging of Lane that will be rolled into stores across Australia from September 2019. We developed a design strategy for the creation of ‘look & feel’ conceptual designs. This included market and competitor research to ensure … Read More

Augmented Reality – gimmick or powerful marketing tool?

August 15, 2019Industry, Packaging

Early this week we attended the annual PKN Live event in Sydney to hear from industry experts about new frontiers in packaging print. Packaging is fast becoming a valuable vehicle to link print and digital media. During an interactive session with Bill Atta from Dreemar, we saw first hand how engaged people are with AR … Read More

Sucking it up for the environment

June 27, 2019Industry, Packaging

Plastic overuse in the world is currently the packaging community’s most urgent dilemma and one that the FMCG world seems to be hesitant to tackle. While some retailers aim to eliminate plastics as an eventual goal, it is an issue to be resolved in decades to come.  Consumers on the other hand are growing more … Read More

Elevating consumer experience with beautiful packaging

April 9, 2019Industry, Packaging

  Consumers are developing a more sophisticated taste for the enjoyment of opening packaged goods with unboxing experiences popping up on social media more and more. This kind of user generated content is fast becoming a powerful marketing tool that brands can tap into because people looking at these videos are ready to purchase! Sharing … Read More

E-commerce is a game changer for packaging

March 12, 2019Industry, Packaging

  It’s 2019 and e-commerce is undeniably here to stay and maximising the user experience in every aspect is becoming more essential for long term success of any business. Product packaging for e-commerce has become more vital to the customer shopping experience with it not only needing to be innovative, sustainable and cost-effective but also … Read More

Take a dip with our Mela Creative team

March 4, 2019Branding, Packaging, Studio

  Each year Mela Creative likes to give a gift of gratitude to our clients for Christmas. Can you believe that there are only nine more months until the next holiday season! Renowned Canadian-American social psychologist Erving Goffman describes gift giving as a symbol of appreciation where “gratitude and expressions of thanks are ritual norms”. … Read More

Five Things Product Packaging Must Do

February 13, 2019Industry, Packaging

When designing a product, most believe that shoppers will make a rational informed decision. In reality, most decisions are made instinctively and reactively. Consumer eye tracking studies according to Forbes, have shown that consumers read on average seven words in a shopping trip and buy instinctively by shape, colour and location. Best product packaging designs … Read More

Monochrome branding for Nature Talk

December 19, 2018Branding, Packaging

Mela Creative designed branding and packaging design for startup skincare brand Nature Talk. The Australian made, all natural product range was launched with Pomegranate serum and Green Clay & Matcha mask aimed for predominantly sale online to the Australian and Asian markets. The contemporary logo was created with bespoke typography and the logo device was created using the … Read More

Packaging For The Future

August 10, 2018Digital, Industry, Packaging, Print

The Mela team recently attended a thought-provoking Print21 and PKN LIVE conference held at Monkey Baa in Darling Harbour. We heard from industry specialists about the new frontiers in packaging including current trends in media content consumption, how packaging print engages consumers and finally bridging a connection between print and digital by using augmented reality … Read More

Packaging design trends in 2018

March 28, 2018Industry, Packaging

Bright, bold graphics & old-school packaging design trends of 2017 Looking back in retrospect is always an important step in moving forward with packaging design trends in 2018. Last year offered a palette of bright colours, bold elements and supporting graphics to ignite optimism following a difficult year for retail in 2016. Irregular and imperfect strokes within … Read More