About The Dieline
Established in 2007 by Andrew Gibbs, The Dieline is dedicated to the progress of the package design industry and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts. Its purpose is to define and promote the world's best packaging design, and provide a place where the package design community can review, critique and stay informed of the latest industry trends and design projects being created in the field. From that point on, The Dieline has become the most visited website on package design in the world, with readership spanning millions across hundreds of countries.
2010 saw the debut of The Dieline's first package design book titled, Box, Bottle, Bag, which quickly became the #1 selling and highest rated package design book on Amazon. Also launching that year were The Dieline Package Design Awards – a worldwide competition devoted exclusively to the art of brand packaging. Since then, The Dieline and F+W Media have formed a partnership to deliver two world-class conferences on package design – The Dieline Package Design Conference, and The Dieline Forum.
The Dieline, and everything we do, is for the benefit of our readers. Without their continued support and commitment, these ventures would be impossible.
Andrew GibbsFounder + Editor In Chief
Andrew's passion for design developed at an early age when he first discovered Photoshop 4. After receiving his B.S. in graphic design from the Art Institute of California at the age of 19, he began his career in package design as a production artist for a gourmet gift company. As he moved up, he began designing products and packaging for major national retailers and brands including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Jelly Belly. He saw a great need for daily package design inspiration for his own work, and founded The Dieline in 2007 and quickly became the most read package design website in the world.
Andrew now serves as CEO of The Dieline where he shares his passion for package design with millions of readers. He has since founded The Dieline Package Design Awards, the nation's leading package design award competition, and The Dieline Package Design Conference, the most attended package design conference in the world. He is also author of Box Bottle Bag - The World's Best Package Designs from The Dieline.
Andrew resides in Los Angeles, California.
Diane LindquistManaging Editor
Diane Lindquist has a perennial flair for design. Whether on paper, on Illustrator, or drawing with chalk on a sidewalk, the natural flow of line and form are the domain of her imagination. For five years, she has designed in retail, non-profit, marketing, and online media, with companies such as MC Squared, Essential Brands, Chinatown Business Improvement District, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, At Play Creative, Annenberg Space for Photography and LA's Grand Park.
She is a proud native Angelino, a social media addict (who loves perfect pixels, tacos and cupcakes). She is also an AIGA Los Angeles Board member and holds the Communications Co-Chair position. She lives in the hills of Echo Park with her husband and a spoiled cat named Lulu.
While studying Visual Communications at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Ivan Navarro began his career in public relations & events in early 2007 when he got his start at People's Revolution. His subsequent work in fashion, PR, and events, has been featured in Flaunt magazine, Vogue Hommes International, 944 Magazine, Racked LA, among others. Ivan currently heads The Dieline Package Design Conference, The Dieline Forum, The Dieline Package Design Awards, as well as being Senior Editor for The Dieline.com.
Richard Baird is a British freelance design consultant based in Prague, CZ who specialises in logo, brand and packaging design. He has written for Design Week, featured in Computer Arts magazine and runs the design blogs BP&O and Design Survival. Richard studied Furniture and Product design for fours years and worked as a freelance furniture designer for a further two. Over this period he developed an interest in packaging and branding building a portfolio of small commercial projects in his free time before finally moving full-time into brand and packaging design. He has worked across a variety of industries predominantly helping new companies brand and package their new products and services. Notable projects include work for Fiskars UK, Imperial and Gallo Wines. He writes daily for his blog BP&O while curating tips to help new designers for his site Design Survival.
Tiffanie's love for art and design started at an early age when her mom gave her a box of crayons and a stack of paper to keep her busy. She was also the girl who got as excited seeing a set of Faber Castel color pencils (yes, the 120 colors box) as seeing a Barbie doll under the Christmas tree.
CONTRIBUTING EDITORSYael Miller
Yael Miller's passion for packaging design is apparent from her dedication as a contributor to TheDieline.com since early 2007. Yael has been designing award-winning packaging for over nine years. Since founding Miller Creative in 2007, she is turning out exciting brand identities and packaging design for companies around the world - most often for food, gourmet and health/beauty brands. She lives in NJ with her husband and two children.Rachel Dunagan Wiles
Rachel Dunagan is a Southern girl trying to acclimate to the brutal winters of the midwest. A former journalist, she went back to school to get a degree in design after she discovered she was more interested in the layout of the paper than the stories. Plus, she had to figure out some way to feed her voracious appetite for package design--especially personal care products. She is currently a freelance designer in Minneapolis and is, therefore, available to make your stuff look awesome. See more of her work here.Leigh Munro
One of Leigh Munro’s first childhood memories was of being enraptured by a bottle of Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo. A simple, hand-drawn illustration of a nature goddess repose in a flower-encircled pool, had cast a spell that transported her to a place far more magical than her suburban Long Island bathtub. This single occurrence was the beginning of a life-long interest in aesthetics, and specifically, in the power of imagery and brand to elicit emotional responses, or even project an alternate identity over its beholder. These days Leigh puts her passion for all things visual, design, and brand to good use at Inwork, a packaging and prototyping consultancy in NYC. She’s even been known to sling a word or two around about the subject.
CONTACT THE DIELINE
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