Q&A: What software for packaging design?

Steph Shook asks,

What software do you recommend for packaging design? Currently I am using illustrator, but I have read that CAD software can enhance my workflow?

 

Sunny Bonnell of Motto answers,

There are some great software programs such as Esko for Illustrator, which I use when I want to fold up dielines or rotate artwork in a 3D environment. I’ve also experimented with Cinema 4D. Both of these programs are excellent tools for packaging designers and can help you move from working with flat files to a more integrated, interactive view of your packaging artwork. I also work with a photoshop and illustrator expert who specializes in taking our packaging work and turning them into photorealistic mockups, which is also quite useful. Hope that helps!

Source: Esko, Cinema 4D

 

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About Sunny Bonnell

Sunny Bonnell is a branding expert and serves as the co-founder and creative director at Motto. Motto is a comprehensive branding firm that helps visionary entrepreneurs and companies build inspiring brands using their most powerful asset: their purpose. Sunny thrives on inspiring others to pursue their passions and pushes both herself and her clients to reach beyond their threshhold to achieve success. Sunny was named one of GDUSA’s “25 Creatives to Watch in 2014” and has been featured on MSN Business, CBS News, AMEX, and various print and online design publications.  

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