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Custom packaging design: creative ideas from professional designers

There’s no better platform to get a product packaging design. With two ways to work, you get the design you want, in the manner that works best for you. No templates. No robots. No frustrating apps. Just a 100% unique product package.

Run a packaging design contest

Designers from around the world enter your contest by sending you ideas. You give feedback to create the ideal package design.
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Hire a professional packaging designer

Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll match you with the perfect design partner. Or, if you’d prefer, browse portfolios and pick your own.
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We’re your creative partner

No matter how you choose to work, rest assured you’re working with the best. All of our designers are hand-vetted and rated, and our team provides 24/7 support.
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The packaging design process

Create a design brief.

1. Describe your perfect package

Our creative brief makes it easy to describe your vision for the perfect packaging design and set your budget.

Pick your winning design.

2. Find an amazing design partner

We’ll help you connect with professional designers to bring your vision to life. You’ll collaborate and give feedback to create the ideal product package.

Get dozens of designs.

3. Get a package design you love

We’re your creative partner from start to finish. Once you finalize your design, we’ll transfer the copyright and send you the image files.

Cartons to canisters. We’ve packaged every product.

We’ve been the leader in online graphic design since 2008. Check out our clients who love their product packages:
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Macs Short Bread are the manufacturer. We're just putting them in our own packaging to give as a gift to our customers o
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€709 EUR
Mostly women, yoga enthousiasts, spiritual
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Owners would purchase this product if : -They had paddock only horses (ie. dont get worked and just there for companion
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Women, 13-30, All ranges of income levels but mainly mums purchasing for children or young adults.
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People wanting to relax, get a 'high' without doing drugs. Typically 20-60 year olds. Mostly male, some female. Australi
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Female, Property managers, aged 25 to 60 Perth Western Australia. 50k to 100k income
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US$1,699 USD
Kids 3+ play with our product. Ideal building age is 6-12 year olds.
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Home cooks, chefs working in catering companies and bulk cooking, also fisheries , carpenters, laborer's. The glove has
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Affluent, aesthetic-conscious, highly driven women aged 25-44, who value luxury items, and fashion, and use these to inc
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Emperor is targeting to a range of consumers who typically buy liquid detergent.
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Getting all my design work completed on 99designs allowed me to move onto my first sales! Good packaging design is crucial to the overall success of my business.

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Professional packaging design, no matter your budget

We guarantee that you’ll get a great packaging design no matter what your budget is. If you hire a designer, you can negotiate a budget that works for both you and your designer. If you launch a contest, we offer four fixed-price options. Prices exclude Sales Tax.

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Your burning package design FAQs, answered.

Everything you need to move to production. Your product packaging design will be delivered in the correct formats based on your stated needs. Typically this means an editable Adobe Illustrator file, Adobe Photoshop file, PDF file or EPS file.

Since not everyone has the correct design programs to open these files (your printer will), you will also get web preview files in PNG or JPEG file formats.

Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.
Lots of ideas! If you’re looking for inspiration, explore 99designs for fantastic examples of packages created by our design community. 

Bring as many specifics as you can, too. You’ll need to upload your logo and provide us with any set dimensions. Think about what information you want to go on your package and make sure you have that ready. This can include packaging type, dimensions, bottle or box sizes, designs you like, brand details, product specifics, SKUs, product photos, printing requirements and any other specifications that would affect your design.

The more you give the designers, the better they can design for you!
Yes. If you have any specific images (like a logo or product photos) that need to be included on your package, please submit them to designers with your brief.

Unless you request otherwise, your designer may also use stock images (purchased from a third party) in your design. If a designer uses stock art in a design, they’ll tell you which images they are and use watermarked versions of them in their entries. Once you choose the winning design, you’ll need to purchase the stock art and provide it to the winning designer so they can complete the design.
A dieline template is a flattened outline of your package with all of the cutlines and folds required for printing. Designers may ask you to supply a dieline template at the end of the contest so they can product the final files to suit your chosen printer or manufacturer.
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your product package design contest has finished, you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer.
We guarantee that you’ll get a great package design at any pricing level, but our higher-priced packages give you more design options and better support.

Here’s how it works: When you pay more, the prize for the winning designer is bigger, too. More experienced designers participate in your contest, so you get more high-quality designs to choose from. More options means additional time that's needed to review your designs. That's why our Platinum level offers dedicated managers to help provide tips to improve your brief, offer advice, and provide feedback to get the most out of our designer community.

When selecting your product packaging contest level, think about how much time you’ll have and what experience you have writing briefs and working with designers. If you're still unsure, contact us for a design consultation.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all Packaging Design Contests, except those with a guaranteed prize and those that have entered the Final Round. You can also call us anytime to help you rewrite your brief, reopen your project to ensure you get a good result and help you pick a winning design. Remember, if we refund your contest, you aren’t legally entitled to use any of the designs submitted to your contest.
In a design contest, designers from all over the world submit concepts unique to your brief. You choose finalists, give feedback to hone the designs and ultimately award your favorite packaging design as the winner. If ideation and seeing a variety of different design styles is important to you, we’d recommend a design contest.

On the other hand, if you have a clear idea of the style and direction you’d like to take with your packaging, or if you have a more complex design project (e.g. you need an entire line of packages designed), it’s best to start a project with a freelance designer.
Anything, really! We’ve already done thousands of unique product packaging designs for boxes, bags, packets, tubes, bottles or canisters. 

Not sure what you want need? Choose “Other” in the design brief and mention to designers that you’re open to suggestions. Our professional designers can handle all of your product packaging design needs.
Your custom packaging design contest includes one winning product package in one size. 

If you need designs for more than one SKU, package size, flavor, or style, you have a couple of options: you can run a second contest, or you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer to create the additional assets.
Your printer or manufacturer will often supply you with a dieline template. If you don’t have one already, you can always launch your design contest now and supply a dieline template to the winning design before they produce the final files.
On 99designs, designers agree to upload only original artwork, so each designer owns the rights to their design submissions until you choose your contest’s winner. During the design handover stage, the designer agrees to transfer the rights, and you become the owner of the copyright of your winning package design.
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your packaging design contest. This will make your contest unsearchable on the web and prohibit designers from using their entries elsewhere.

This will automatically attach a standard NDA template to your contest. If you prefer, you can also upload your own NDA.

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