There are so many times I pass over something in the store only to pick the brand next to it because of the design. Package design has so much to do with why we buy things. Honestly, I hear roommates and friends say all the time that they bought something because it looked cool, not because it was cheap. I decided to try my hand at designing a package.
Before starting on this package redesign, I looked on Pinterest for ideas. I looked at other examples of package redesign. After a trip to WalMart, I finally settled on a bottle of Marketside Orange Juice.
This packaging looked fine, but it didn’t pop. Based on their decorations, it seemed that their intended audience was maybe a woman. I really couldn’t tell, though. This needed a firmer decision on the audience and marketing.
The intended audience is a slightly health-conscious mom who wants her children to eat healthier. Because I know that children have a large power over what products we choose, I decided to look for what a child would be attracted to. Bright colors is the first thing that came to mind.
I began with the color scheme with my audience in mind. I knew I wanted to have bright colors that would attract kids.
After a bit of drafting, I put this together. It was pretty similar to how the orange juice looked originally, and I hadn’t really thought out of the box yet.
As you can see, I didn’t start on the right foot necessarily. It usually takes me about a million times give or take to get something I like. That’s the design process, though. I even toyed with the idea of decorative lines and frills, but luckily decided against it.
After a lot of critique and reworking, I finally arrived at this. This is meant to be put on a circular bottle with the top differentiating this particular bottle as pulp free.
Overall, I like the simplicity of this design. A main draw of the design is that it focuses on the audience intended. The bright colors and simplicity make it something a kid would beg their mom to get.