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The challenge for the Paperboard Packaging Alliance 2017 Student Design Challenge was to create an interactive package for a fitness tracker to appeal to a millennial audience that would be used by the consumer in the store and kept with the tracker at home.

This concept provides consumers with color coding to match their music preference. Consumers can make an informed decision regarding size in the store, and when this motion is triggered, music plays!

This solution was the FIRST PLACE WINNER in the Challenge. Congratulations!!
at PACKEXPO in Las Vegas.

Misfit Burst

Graphic Design: Mimi Ace and Andrea Shaver
Industrial Design: Stacey Yip
Packaging Science: Diana Elias


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The Misfit Burst package in action in the store.

Misfit Burst

Graphic Design: Mimi Ace and Andrea Shaver
Industrial Design: Stacey Yip
Packaging Science: Diana Elias

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The challenge for the Paperboard Packaging Alliance 2017 Student Design Challenge was to create an interactive package for a fitness tracker to appeal to a millennial audience that would be used by the consumer in the store and kept with the tracker at home.

This solution utilizes a wave pattern to visually relate the concept of motion to the consumer. A billboard effect is created when a series of packages are placed on shelf.

This solution received Third Place Honors in the Challenge! Congratulations!


Misfit Wave

Graphic Design: Garrett Chase and Jessica Belcher
Industrial Design: Kaia Bolland
Packaging Science: Yunjing Jiao

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The Wave package opened for consumers to try it on for size.

Misfit Wave

Graphic Design: Garrett Chase and Jessica Belcher
Industrial Design: Kaia Bolland
Packaging Science: Yunjing Jiao

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The Misfit Wave package closed and open.

Misfit Wave

Graphic Design: Garrett Chase and Jessica Belcher
Industrial Design: Kaia Bolland
Packaging Science: Yunjing Jiao

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The challenge for the Paperboard Packaging Alliance 2017 Student Design Challenge was to create an interactive package for a fitness tracker to appeal to a millennial audience that would be used by the consumer in the store and kept with the tracker at home.

This concept is fun to open, and when open, provides the consumer with the opportunity to try the tracker on his or her wrist. The package provides a great home for the device after the sale.

This solution has been recognized by the Paperboard Packaging Alliance with a "Shout-out".

Jawbone SHIFT

Graphic Design: Dennae Makel and Lauren Mays
Industrial Design: Brian Cusack
Packaging Science: Sydney Ryan

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The SHIFT package opening....fun graphics and the motion of opening make this a great experience.

Jawbone SHIFT

Graphic Design: Dennae Makel and Lauren Mays
Industrial Design: Brian Cusack
Packaging Science: Sydney Ryan

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The SHIFT package fully opened for maximum impact.

Jawbone SHIFT

Graphic Design: Dennae Makel and Lauren Mays
Industrial Design: Brian Cusack
Packaging Science: Sydney Ryan

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The SHIFT package in action; helping the buyer make an informed decision regarding size.

Jawbone SHIFT

Graphic Design: Dennae Makel and Lauren Mays
Industrial Design: Brian Cusack
Packaging Science: Sydney Ryan

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The challenge for the Paperboard Packaging Alliance 2017 Student Design Challenge was to create an interactive package for a fitness tracker to appeal to a millennial audience that would be used by the consumer in the store and kept with the tracker at home.

This concept is two-sided, hence the name DUO. One side contains bands and the other contains
the tracker ring.

This solution has been recognized by the Paperboard Packaging Alliance with a "Shout-out".

Misfit DUO

Graphic Design: Voltaire Hardy and David Hampton
Industrial Design: Zoe Gomer
Packaging Science: Tsz Yan Yencer

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Misfit DUO displayed open.

Graphic Design: Voltaire Hardy and David Hampton
Industrial Design: Zoe Gomer
Packaging Science: Tsz Yan Yencer

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Chase Design proposed the problem of presenting Starbucks premium roast coffees in both Starbucks locations and other retail outlets for maximum appeal and distinction on shelves.
This concept focused on color coding for the varieties, and a distinctive pouring spout for ease
of use and storage freshness.

Team Half n Half

Graphic Design: Dennae Makel, David Hampton, and Rebecca Wolinski
Industrial Design: Brian Cusack and Stacey Yip

This was the winning solution for this competition.

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Chase Design proposed the problem of presenting Starbucks premium roast coffees in both Starbucks locations and other retail outlets for maximum appeal and distinction on shelves.
This concept focused on simplicity, elegance, and striking imagery on the sides of the bags
that relate to the origin of the coffee within the bag.

The Breakfast Club Team

Graphic Design: Garrett Chase, Mimi Ace, Shea Oleksa, and Hayley Cromwell
Industrial Design: Analia Briceno

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The Breakfast Club bags on retail shelves in Starbucks.

The Breakfast Club Team

Graphic Design: Garrett Chase, Mimi Ace, Shea Oleksa, and Hayley Cromwell
Industrial Design: Analia Briceno

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Little Garden Air Plant Accessory Set-up Box.
Designers: Laura Hoerner and Annie Wong

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Interior of the Little Garden package.
Designers: Laura Hoerner and Annie Wong

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Little Garden accessories.
Designers: Laura Hoerner and Annie Wong

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L'Orto Organic Pasta with a variety of garden ingredients.
This design was awarded Second Place in the 2016 Paperboard Packaging Alliance Student Design Challenge. Awards were announced at PACKEXPO in Chicago.

Congratulations to the team!

Graphic Design: Nathan Gamson and Wentian Chen
Packaging Science: Grace Milton and Marina Solis

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The portion-controlled,root-vegetable-flavored pastas are hand "picked" from the main container.
Consumers can mix and match the flavors as desired.

Graphic Design: Nathan Gamson and Wentian Chen
Packaging Science: Grace Milton and Marina Solis

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Koala Nature Valley Wild Crunch Cereal Package for the 2016 Paperboard Packaging Alliance Student Design Challenge. The Koala's name is EEGR. (for EAGER using the initials of all team members)

This package received the Runner-up Award from the competition. The awards were announced at PACKEXPO in Chicago.

Graphic Design: Brandon Edquist and Lindsay Ernst
Industrial Design: Dan Grinthal
Packaging Science: Ben Robbins

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Front of the Koala Nature Valley Wild Crunch Cereal Package. The box is snack-sized to appeal to children.

Graphic Design: Brandon Edquist and Lindsay Ernst
Industrial Design: Dan Grinthal
Packaging Science: Ben Robbins

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View of the Koala's ears when package is opened.

Graphic Design: Brandon Edquist and Lindsay Ernst
Industrial Design: Dan Grinthal
Packaging Science: Ben Robbins

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Views of fronts and backs of the packages.

Graphic Design: Brandon Edquist and Lindsay Ernst
Industrial Design: Dan Grinthal
Packaging Science: Ben Robbins

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EEGR the Koala in action!

Graphic Design: Brandon Edquist and Lindsay Ernst
Industrial Design: Dan Grinthal
Packaging Science: Ben Robbins

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LeSel French-inspired Chocolate-covered Pretzel Wand packaging system.

This package was recognized with a "shout-out" for innovation by the 2016 Paperboard Packaging
Alliance Student Design Challenge. Awards were announced at PACKEXPO in Chicago.

Graphic Design: Joe Hodapp, Samantha Watson and Annie Wong
Packaging Science: Sydney Ryan

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The package was inspired by straw dispensers with a central core to dispense the wands.

Graphic Design: Joe Hodapp, Samantha Watson and Annie Wong
Packaging Science: Sydney Ryan

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Voila! Caramel Sea Salt Pretzel Wands for everyone!

Graphic Design: Joe Hodapp, Samantha Watson and Annie Wong
Packaging Science: Sydney Ryan

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Penny Licks waffle cone package/dispenser. The name Penny Licks is derived from the name given to ice cream dishes in the Chicago World Exposition, where customers paid a penny for the ice cream and licked the dishes clean. Luckily, a vendor nearby was selling waffles and the waffle cone was born!

Graphic Design: Jay Fleckenstein and Laura Hoerner
Packaging Science: Emma Conrick and Garrett Parlo

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The team focused on solving the problems of cone dispensing, breakage, waste and sustainable material selection.

Graphic Design: Jay Fleckenstein and Laura Hoerner
Packaging Science: Emma Conrick and Garrett Parlo

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A view showing the dispensing mechanism.


Graphic Design: Jay Fleckenstein and Laura Hoerner
Packaging Science: Emma Conrick and Garrett Parlo

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Totopoca Mayan-inspired Exotic Popcorn Package.

Graphic Design: Tyler Mowbray, Josh Saeli and Michael Smith
Packaging Science: Jonathan Martin

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Mayan architecture inspired the shapes of the portion-controlled flavor packages.

Graphic Design: Tyler Mowbray, Josh Saeli and Michael Smith
Packaging Science: Jonathan Martin

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This is a new, healthy, high end Japanese ramen noodle product called Chowa. Enclosed is a set of chopsticks so the consumer can eat on the run!

Graphic Design: Aline Brantis and Eve Qiao
Packaging Science: Marc Entenberg and Meghan Schmauder

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The box unfolds to become the bowl. YUM!

Graphic Design: Aline Brantis and Eve Qiao
Packaging Science: Marc Entenberg and Meghan Schmauder

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Biscuits with a twist ...Buzzbee Biscuits help bees by donating a portion of sales revenue to organizations
who are researching current problems with the decline of the bee population.

Graphic Design: Sierra DeVine and Greg Okolowicz
Packaging Science: Brooke Sinatra and Yunling Jiai

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The package opened to reveal the honey flavored biscuits.

Graphic Design: Sierra DeVine and Greg Okolowicz
Packaging Science: Brooke Sinatra and Yunling Jiai

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Ola granola cereal in a variety of fruit and grain combinations.

Graphic Design: Jenna Hebeler, Elizabeth McGrail and Cody Schuster
Packaging Science: Diana Elias and Philip Spiridigloizzi

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The package has an easy-pour spout and an easily folded inner carton for freshness.


Graphic Design: Jenna Hebeler, Elizabeth McGrail and Cody Schuster
Packaging Science: Diana Elias and Philip Spiridigloizzi