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Unpacking Packaging

Article originally from Creative Review

The Pentawards aims to showcase the best in packaging worldwide

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Bzzz Honey

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For  Absolut Originality project by Happytear in Sweden, a drop
of blue cobalt was added to molten glass during the production of 4 million bottles,
resulting in unique blue streaks in each one

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Heineken The Club Bottle, dBOD, Netherlands

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Lyle’s Black Treacle, Design Bridge, UK

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Qian’s Gift rice packaging by Pesign Design, China
handprinted on locally sourced high plant-fibre wrappers

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Truett Hurst Paperboy Wine by Stranger & Stranger, UK

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Tanqueray No. Ten by Design Bridge, UK:
note the lemon squeezer cleverly hidden in the base (or ‘punt’) of the bottle

 

 

http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2015/january/unpacking-packaging-pentawards

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Join our Team!

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We’re looking for a Senior Graphic Designer with a wealth of experience, passion for design and a ‘hands on’ approach to join our creative department at our studio in Doha, Qatar.

You will be responsible for the initial creative conception, development, delivery of the projects assigned and overall creative management as required, including artworking and art direction. You are expected to perform at an expert level as a result of extensive experience in branding and graphic design in general.

You will work closely with other creatives, Managing Director and Client Services team to deliver exceptional creative and conceptual delivery standards across all accounts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analysis of client briefs and execution from concept to delivery ensuring brand consistency and high standard of design
  • Generating multiple design solutions according to briefs, requests and guidelines.
  • Creating design briefs for the creative team.
  • Project timeline creation and management.
  • Attending meetings with clients and at times presenting directly to them.
  • Working closely with the creative team in UK.
  • Resolving issues utilizing sound judgment and reasoning skills.
  • Simultaneous handling of multiple projects and taking personal responsibility for completing projects according to deadlines.
  • Building relationships in the creative industry in the Gulf region.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and working effectively as part of a team.
  • Arabic translation when required for the creative team in UK.
  • Helping out with internal marketing and promotional initiatives.
  • Ability to motivate and train new/other staff members.
  • Exercising effective leadership skills as and where required.
  • Social Media and Blog management and content creation.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficient in Arabic and English Language
  • Expert level in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign (CS5-CC) and MAC OS Environment
  • Advanced knowledge in MS Office Word, Powerpoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat
  • Understanding of HTML and Digital Design
  • Presentation skills

MORE DETAILS AND HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your Portfolio and CV with a short description and/or questions to joe@creativeaction.qa

You can also apply via LinkedIn here

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We’re looking for someone with experience in the creative industry, proactive attitude and ‘can do’ approach to join the Qatar team in a Senior Client Services role at our agency office in Doha.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Become the key point of contact for clients in Qatar (and regionally if applicable)
  • Undertake project management for projects from sign off of the fee proposal through to successful completion of the project, including: picking up brief, kick-off meeting, staged presentations and follow up
  • Act as the key liaison point between the client and the creative team (either locally or remotely), preparing detailed and accurate briefs from clients in order to brief in the creative team accurately
  • Deliver presentations to clients, at each stage of the project, explaining and selling in the concepts and designs
  • Advise clients about Creative Action Design’s process and methodology
  • Obtain feedback to designs and concepts in order to inform the creative team and allow creative development
  • Constant review of project progress to ensure that the project runs smoothly and on time
  • Oversee freelancers working on projects, ensuring they are briefed and updated
  • Prepare project costing schedules, keep track of freelancer costs and notify Finance Team when invoices are required to be paid or issued.
  • Write meeting notes, and circulate notes in a timely manner following each meeting
  • Utilise strong communication skills at all times and with all stakeholders, with the aim of developing strong and lasting client relationships.
  • Stay up-to-date on developments and news related to clients and all matters relevant to CAD Qatar
  • Engage in Business Development activities with potential and existing clients, creating fee proposals and pursuing these to achieve sign off
  • Work with the Business Development team to identify opportunities within existing clients
  • Attend credentials meetings and project pitches with the Business Development team (where appropriate)
  • Represent Creative Action Design at local events and networking opportunities as required
  • Liaise with production houses (printers etc) where required
  • Deliver or collect any documentation relating to client (delivering invoices, collecting cheques etc)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective time management
  • High level of self motivation and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a high level of detail
  • Able to work effectively with a remote team
  • Proficient user of MS Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience of working within an agency environment is preferable.

MORE DETAILS AND HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your CV with a short description and/or questions to joe@creativeaction.qa

You can also apply via LinkedIn here

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Nidosilla Chair

This massive chair is part of the annual Decode design festival in Monterrey, Mexico. NidoSilla, by Mark Reigelman is a site-specific installation at the entrance to the Adolfo Prieto Escuela, housing the Conarte creative hub of Monterrey. In the 80’s the building originally served as a school, while the surrounding park used to be a fully-functioning Steel Foundry. This interesting juxtaposition between the heavy industry transforming into natural beauty of the park captured the imagination of Reigelman which he translated into the NidoSilla chair.

The installation carries several meanings: The chair symbol is the identity of the Decode Festival and also represents growth, community and knowledge connected to the Adolfo Prieto Escuela school; the overlapping pieces covering the the chair give it a ‘nest’ character, further emphasising the message carried by NidoSilla.

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Source – designboom – contemporist

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Street Art Coming Alive

These are some fantastic black and white street paintings  from Charles Level, a French artist based in Paris. He integrates his paintings with real objects, giving them another dimension and often blending them with the urban environment.

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Source – fubiz

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Night Lights

The magic of this series of photographs by Anthony Samaniego has captured our imagination. These poetic shots filled with mystery and romanticism were shot using a double exposure technique, perfectly catching the beauty of the night and the mood of twilight.

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Source – fubiz

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Colour Tunnel by Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson, a German artist specialising in light and colour produces those enthralling pieces of art that play with viewer’s sense of space. “As visitors move through the passageway, they observe the fluctuating effect of light and reflections created by the colour-effect acrylic and acrylic mirrors. On one side, the tunnel’s triangular panels seem completely black; from the other end, a multicoloured spectrum shines through, changing as the viewers walks by.”

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Source – InspirationGrid 

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