Use the template your client provides to complete your designs. If you have questions, don’t be afraid to reach out to your client or have them get you in touch with their printer directly.
If no template is available, contact your client to get as many specifications as possible, including packaging type (box, bottle, canister, etc.), dimensions and printing requirements. The more information you’re able to get, the fewer revisions you’ll have, and you’ll be able to deliver a better design.
The pre-design checklist
Here are some of the important questions you need to ask to your client before getting started:
- Do you have specific branding guidelines?
Confirm whether there is anything you need to include in your design, such as a logo or specific colors.
- Understand what you’re designing
What’s the product? Who’s buying the product? Where are they buying the product?
- Should the design be adaptable?
Determine whether you're designing for one product or a cohesive series of products. Double check if you need to adapt your design to a pre-existing style.