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Student Work – Lia McMillan

January 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

Designed by Lia McMillan | Country: Canada

“The project was to create an environmentally sensitive package for a box of chocolates.

Olmec Chocolates differentiate themselves by showcasing their raw, organic aesthetic. The box itself is made of 100% recyclable material. The chocolates are stacked on top one another and separated by a single strip of wax paper, eliminating the usual plastic mould and individual wax paper cups. The name of each chocolate is printed on the inside the box and coincides with the chocolate itself, as apposed to a more traditional legend that is typically printed on a separate piece of paper. The belly band is also made of recyclable material, and is held together by a wax seal.”


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5 Responses to “Student Work – Lia McMillan”

  1. Allison
    January 28th, 2013 @ 4:54 pm


  2. Robin
    February 6th, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    Good idea to put one single piece of paper between the chocolats instead of all those moulds. Love the look of the recycled paper.

  3. Nathan Crocker
    February 11th, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    Design presents a classic looking package. I like the way the wax paper sets off each piece and the list of chocolates next to the chocolates is very nice. Just some other things to think about. What other shapes, themes, seasonal offerings or designs could be used? Will it attracted the right consumer for the brand. What is the cost breakdown/per unit box? Will the consumer be more likely to pay a premium for the box of chocolates with this design.

    Good Work Lia

  4. D Degen
    March 12th, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    I’m starting my own business with confectionary and other items but I’m struggling for a beautiful design and how I get the packaging when I need it. This design and everything about it is amazing, exactly what I’m looking for! Can the designer email me please?

  5. Em Dash
    April 5th, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    Beautiful use of materials and typography – letting the recycled paper speak for itself, and the innovative waxed paper separator, is especially creative & well thought out.

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