October 2022

Top Packaging Designers

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Packaging design is as important as the product itself. The design has the power to entice potential customers and help convert them into a sale. Well-designed packaging can help differentiate your product from competitors. It also gives businesses a chance to reinforce their brand identity and has the power to capture the buyer’s attention. Package design is the ideation, creation, and manufacturing of the exterior of a product. Package design requires decisions regarding the materials, graphics, colors, and fonts that are used on a product’s exterior. Strong package design is essential to a successful product launch and distribution. Packaging protects the product and ensures that when customers actually retrieve the product, it will not be damaged or spoiled. Firms that offer package design often also have capabilities in branding and product design.

Check out some of the best packaging design company near you. We showcase the creative work and client feedback of packaging design company from around the world to make it easier to find and connect with a partner for your business.

As you create your shortlist, we recommend reviewing work portfolios to see if a company's style matches yours; reading client reviews to understand strengths and opportunities; and looking at a company's service focus to gauge expertise and work experience. We compiled all this data for you, so get started finding a packaging designers today!

List of the Best Packaging Design Companies

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Northampton, MA

    With an impressive list of clients and feedback that speaks to their consistent quality, BRIGADE brings brands to the next level with branding design. Focused on providing high-end brand strategy that meets key marketing goals, this U.S.-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change through world-class work.

    One example of BRIGADE’s experience is their work for ecommerce companies looking to expand their brand through branding design. BRIGADE helps them target their audience of customers with capabilities that rival many much larger enterprises. This results in brand identity that sets them apart from the competition. 

    SERVICES
    • 80% Branding
    • 20% Packaging Design
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    San Diego, CA

    Deal Design’s mission to provide organizations with world-class packaging solutions began in 1999. The team is trusted by well-known brands like Gibson Guitars and Fire Creek Bourbon for packaging design that elevates their product’s presence.

    Among the notable works of Deal Design was their catalog design for Chopra. The client wanted to capture the essence of their meditative and holistic healing focus when creating the catalog, and Deal Design delivered as promised.
     

    SERVICES
    • 40% Packaging Design
    • 40% Print Design
    • 20% Web Design
  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Boise, ID

    Trusted by notable brands like PayPal, Duracell, and 7-Eleven, SmashBrand is an experienced creative design agency from Boise, Idaho. The dedicated team mainly works with midmarket players from the consumer products and information technology industries.

    Among SmashBrands’ notable partnerships is its packaging rebrand work for curation foods, an avocado party product from Los Angeles, California. The client helped the client revamp its 25-year-old brand, guiding the client through the process of redesigning its packaging and print materials.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Packaging Design
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Market Research
  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Harrys, but Prime Studio is a product design agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This New York City-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Prime Studio helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Welly. Prime Studio helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Product Design
    • 35% Packaging Design
    • 25% Branding
  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Geneva, IL

    Branding partners have become essential for brands in every industry, and Illinois-based Rule29 has become one of the most trusted sources for brand development and identity design for brands that include Fellowes and many others.

    Whether expanding on an existing strategy or serving brands that are starting from zero, Rule29 delivers real results. It’s what’s made them a go-to name in branding and continue to expand their client list to include companies like Cargill.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Branding
    • 20% Web Design
    • 10% Packaging Design
    • 10% Other
    Zipline Brewing Co. Brand...

    Zipline Brewing Co. Brand...

    Right from the start, Zipline Brewing Co. knew that good branding and retail packaging could make the difference between great success and abject failure. They asked Rule29 to bring their industrial aesthetic to life, and...
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    Elea Chair by Fellowes Brand...

    Elea Chair by Fellowes Brand...

    Rule29 has partnered with Fellowes Brands over the years on a variety of projects. We were honored to establish and launch a brand that redefined the ergonomic furniture industry: Elea by Fellowes Studio. Elea is a...
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    Topstep Website Development

    Topstep Website Development

    Topstep came to us with a new and beautifully bold brand that had yet to launch. The brand was carefully crafted by another agency based on consumer feedback and the insight to go where no online trading software had gone...
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    Big Omaha Brand Development

    Big Omaha Brand Development

    Silicon Prairie News came to us to brand the nation’s most ambitious conference on innovation and entrepreneurship. Their big ask was to attract tech entrepreneurs—not just from the Midwest but also from both...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Denver, CO

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed FlowState Marketing to bring their branding needs to the next level. Based in Denver, FlowState Marketing was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, FlowState Marketing provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Branding
    • 20% Web Design
    • 10% Packaging Design
    • 20% Other
    The Egg of Estes - Branding and...

    The Egg of Estes - Branding and...

    Creating a new brand and authentic identity for a classic mountain town breakfast restaurant.   https://flowstatebranding.com/work/egg-of-estes/
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    DocBuddy - Brand Development and...

    DocBuddy - Brand Development and...

    A new brand voice and identity for an innovative healthcare workflow app.   https://flowstatebranding.com/work/docbuddy/
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    Pinsight - Website Design and...

    Pinsight - Website Design and...

    Brand identity and online positioning for a leadership assessment company driven to remove bias from the hiring process.   https://flowstatebranding.com/work/pinsight/ 
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    SOFA - Website Design and...

    SOFA - Website Design and...

    We worked with SOFA, who are setting a new standard in MX gear, to create a custom e-commerce web experience.    https://flowstatebranding.com/work/sofa-ecommerce-website-design/ 
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    København, Denmark

    reaching people through their progressive and effective design concepts. They’re most known for their work in packaging design but also are recognized for their range of branding services like naming, strategy, and identity. 

     

    Worldwide wine producer Buketo hired Lazy Snail Design to revamp their logo and label and introduce it alongside a fresh brand strategy. The new design is equal parts compelling, modern, and stylish appealing to a large group of wine lovers while simultaneously connoting the quality of the wine. 

    SERVICES
    • 40% Packaging Design
    • 40% Branding
    • 20% Logo
  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Phoenix, AZ

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like XO Communications and Warner Music Group, Pure Fusion empowers brands with creative branding techniques. Founded in 2000, this Phoenix-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Pure Fusion’s experience is their branding work for Azure Kosmetics. They helped create a dynamic logo and packaging as well as overall total imaging, resulting in new and exciting branding for the makeup line. 

    SERVICES
    • 40% Packaging Design
    • 20% Branding
    • 15% Web Design
    • 25% Other
  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    1,000 - 9,999
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company based in the UK and was founded in 1953. They have more than 1000 employees globally that specialize in branding, content marketing, and advertising to mid-market and enterprise clients mainly focusing on consumer products & services, e-commerce, and arts, entertainment & music industries.

    Sartorius Stedim Biotech hired SGK to rebrand their biotech company's existing product marketing assets involving their application notes, datasheets, guides, brochures, and other collateral. SGK rebranded 4,500 of the client's marketing materials within one year. Their commitment to adjust and react immediately to our demands was impressive.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Content Marketing
    • 10% Social Media Marketing
    • 50% Other
  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    As an award-winning creative studio, Fishfinger Creative Agency is a London-based firm that has worked with clients such as Red Bull and Adidas. They provide branding, web design, and graphic design solutions for clients that range from startups to enterprises, and have experience in the fields of advertising & retail, among others.

    One of Fishfinger Creative Agency’s projects involved the creation of an online campaign for The Association of British Insurers. The organization wanted a unique campaign that would make insurance projects look more interesting and less boring. Fishfinger Creative Agency developed “The Insurance Experiments”, a themed campaign that achieved just that.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Graphic Design
    • 25% Packaging Design
    • 25% Web Design
    • 25% Other
    Cats & Dogs — The Weather App

    Cats & Dogs — The Weather App

    FEATURED in App Store's "4 New Apps We Love" and "Apps & Games We Love This Month!" Cats & Dogs is an in-house passion project that created a unique pawsome experience — mixing routine weather checking with...
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    Bradford Comico

    Bradford Comico

    Bradford Comico is a multi-genre entertainment convention held annually in conjunction with the Bradford Literature Festival.  The challenge was to create a complete brand identity system that was aesthetically exciting...
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    Louise Pentland

    Louise Pentland

    Louise Pentland is a British Fashion and Beauty Vlogger, Blogger, Youtuber, Internet personality and Author. She is best known to her fans and viewers on YouTube as “Sprinkle of Glitter” or "Sprinkle of Chatter" with...
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    The Bellevue Residences

    The Bellevue Residences

    The challenge called for an encompassing logo that would stretch across sub-logos for different facilities of the tower to retain consistency and to give a visual voice to the name and create a brand as a signature...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    What do The New York Yankees and KingPins Bowling have in common? They’ve both turned to Watson Creative for branding expertise. This Portland-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Kaiser Permanente launched a platform targeting their unique users, Watson Creative analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Branding
    • 15% Web Design
    • 15% Web Development
    • 50% Other
    Chown Hardware

    Chown Hardware

    How do you rebrand a 140 year old family business?  Carefully. We approached this project with a clear vision and one priority: don’t mess it up. The Chown family has been around since Portland was an upstart new city...
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    SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

    SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

    https://vimeo.com/96239285
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    Oregon State University

    Oregon State University

    https://vimeo.com/137252705
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    Upright brewing

    Upright brewing

    https://watsoncreative.com/portfolio-items/upright-brewing/ https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/395839480  
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Sausalito, CA

    Good Stuff Partners counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this California-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted branding work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. Good Stuff Partners helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Branding
    • 15% Web Design
    • 10% Graphic Design
    • 25% Other
    DEVELOPING A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR...

    DEVELOPING A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR...

    The first five years of a child's life are the most critical, and parents and caregivers are getting an overload of essential information. The communities of Marin needed one centralized place to gather information...
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    REVIVING THE CREDIT UNION

    REVIVING THE CREDIT UNION

    Excite Credit Union believes that no one should be denied the chance to create a secure future just because of where they are financially. They help people take control of their money by giving them access to products and...
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    A MARIN COUNTY FOR ALL

    A MARIN COUNTY FOR ALL

    With income inequality at an all-time high and only getting worse, Community Action Marin, the county’s biggest nonprofit, needed a new brand to increase its visibility and support. They were born out of the Civil...
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    MODERNIZING FOSTER CARE

    MODERNIZING FOSTER CARE

    Silicon Valley Children’s Fund supports young people in foster care, who through no fault of their own, find themselves in very challenging circumstances, often homeless and unable to complete high school, let alone go...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Milano, Italy

    When a brand like VVE needs packaging design work, there’s one agency they call—Velvele. Founded in Italy and featuring some of the greatest package and product design professionals in the market, Velvele helps brands deliver their products in artful and memorable packaging by putting expert design principles.

    Velvele brings clients exactly the design results they need in a timely and affordable manner. That’s why they’ve become a go-to name in design that continues to make waves across a range of industries and client specialties.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Packaging Design
    • 50% Branding
    Ragyu Butchery Branding Design...

    Ragyu Butchery Branding Design...

    The client approached us with an idea of new-generation butcher and requested our guidance to achieve their dream. We provided a full branding design and strategy service from A to Z, from naming to logo design, strategy...
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    RCS Cafe & Restaurant Branding

    RCS Cafe & Restaurant Branding

    We redesign the visual identity for RCS, located in İzmir, Turkey. Triggering the brand name, for the design of the logotype, we decided to keep consonants of the Recis name to have reference to their well-known identity...
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    Diatomaceous Earth Canada...

    Diatomaceous Earth Canada...

    Diatomaceous Earth is a natural substance produced from fossilized diatoms. Our Canadian client approached us to create an eye-catchy and unusual packaging design. The main goal is to make the product desirable and...
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    Lanterncove Packaging Design

    Lanterncove Packaging Design

    Australian company, Lanterncove have developed a range of candles called, The Hamptons. The family has 6 candles and each fragrance inspired by a different location. We designed a clean and premium packaging concept using...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Los Angeles, CA

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Gelcomm has provided branding work for clients like P&G. Based in LA, Gelcomm brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Cabeau Travel was just a new brand looking to make an impact, Gelcomm crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Gelcomm designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Branding
    • 30% Packaging Design
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 10% Other
    Hanna Max Package Refresh

    Hanna Max Package Refresh

    PROJECT Brand Refresh TYPE BRANDING INSIGHT & STRATEGY PACKAGING CHALLENGE Hannah Max was trying to gain mass-market dominance in the low-calorie cookie space, but their branding was blending in with the crowd...
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    Indao Cacao Drink brand development

    Indao Cacao Drink brand development

    PROJECT Branding & Packaging TYPE INSIGHT & STRATEGY BRANDING PACKAGING CHALLENGE SOLUTION
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    Tikun Hemp CBD Brand Refresh

    Tikun Hemp CBD Brand Refresh

    PROJECT Brand Refresh TYPE INSIGHT & STRATEGY BRANDING PACKAGING CHALLENGE Founded as a philanthropic organization, Israeli-based CBD oil manufacturer, Tikun, wanted to help repair the world but needed a brand...
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    La Lechera package refresh

    La Lechera package refresh

    PROJECT TYPE PACKAGING CHALLENGE La lechera Acquired by Nestlé in 1984, La Lechera, which means Milkmaid in Spanish, was due for a light packaging refresh of its North American image. The new direction needed to reach...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Marietta, GA

    They’ve done work for major brands like Guinness as clients, but id8 is a brand development agency that hasn’t lost sight of the fire and hunger for greatness that launched them. This Georgia-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their brand identity strategy to increase sales and consistently beat their competition.

    If you want to see how id8 helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Veritiv. id8 helped them define a strategy for their specific audience to improve their local and online reach.

    SERVICES
    • 70% Branding
    • 10% Graphic Design
    • 10% Packaging Design
    • 10% Other

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