january 2022

NEWSMITHS: What we’re reading, making and thinking about this month.

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Last Minute Gift Guide: Brands That Give Back

Need a last minute gift for someone on your list? We’ve got you covered with a round up of 12 brands that give back.

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december 2021

NEWSMITHS: What we’re reading, making and thinking about this month.

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november 2021

NEWSMITHS: What we’re reading, making and thinking about this month.

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Sustainability in Package Design

Conversations around sustainability, environmental impact, and eco-friendliness have become more central to brands and their products. Not only is it ethical for companies to consider their environmental impact, but it is also necessary in order to be trusted by their consumers. We partner with brands to execute their sustainable efforts on and off pack.

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Smith Design Joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

We are excited to announce that Smith Design is now a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition! We are honored to join the ranks of brands, agencies and manufacturers across the supply chain that are committed to finding and implementing more sustainable packaging solutions. Sustainability has long been a core value at Smith Design.

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Designing for the COVID Generation

Designing meaningful products and experiences for kids carries unique challenges, and this has never been more true than for “Generation C”, the millions whose early formative years have been defined by living through the pandemic.

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Smith Spotlight #2

It probably goes without saying, but Smith Design is full of creatives. In our new Smith Spotlight blog series, we’re highlighting the talents of our team and their endeavors outside of our studio. Our second Smith Spotlight features our fabulous jewelry designer, Becki Murray!

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Remote Photoshoots with Smith Design

Even as we welcome our clients and collaborators back into the studio, we’re excited to continue to offer the flexibility of remote photoshoots! Over the past year, we’ve honed our process to offer an engaging and attentive experience with our in-house photo team and studio.

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GDUSA AWARDS 2021

The results are in! We’re proud to announce that Smith Design has been awarded 8 GDUSA Awards, including 4 recent wins in the Health & Wellness category and 4 for American Package Design.

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2020: Giving Back & Looking Forward

At Smith Design, giving back is at the heart of our actions. In 2020, it was an honor to be a part of incredible causes and campaigns that provide support to those in need and advocate for progress on important issues.

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Branding in the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit organizations face a unique challenge when it comes to branding. Nonprofits are inherently rooted in emotions, and capturing that essence in a brand can be difficult. Through insight-driven strategy, a unique and ownable positioning can inspire meaningful communications across all touchpoints.

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Back to School, Reimagined

Back-to-school shopping is one of the biggest retail holidays of the year. In 2019, consumers spent more than $26 billion in their shopping to stock up for the school year. Like so many traditions impacted in 2020, the usual back-to-school scramble felt different this year.

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Women In Design – Jessica Walsh

In this blog series, we shine a light on women trailblazers in the design industry. This month, we’re highlighting Jessica Walsh, a bright star in the design field and an all-around creative who unapologetically commits to the big idea.

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The Growing Impact of Plant-Based Proteins

The demand for plant-based protein sources has already had a powerful impact on product innovation, and its growth won’t be slowing down anytime soon. The plant-based market is predicted to grow to $85 billion over the next 10 years.

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Women In Design – Yesenia Perez-Cruz

In this blog series, we shine a light on women trailblazers in the design industry. This month, we’re highlighting Yesenia Perez-Cruz, a strong leader and an accomplished designer.

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The Future of Influencer Marketing

As brands impacted by COVID-19 strategize for the future and marketing teams are facing changing consumer preferences, influencer marketing shouldn’t be dismissed. With adaptation in content and strategy, influencer marketing can still be effective in the new digital landscape.

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Women In Design – Maira Kalman

In this blog series, we shine a light on women trailblazers in the design industry. Maira Kalman is a renowned artist and writer whose work has deeply impacted design as a whole.

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Looking Back to Move Forward: How Nostalgia Sells Brands

Brands that focus on creating stronger emotional bonds between consumers and their products, especially in childhood and early adulthood, will find that those bonds are strong and lasting. As we weather our current circumstances, when the future is uncertain, we can all take some comfort in reminiscing in the way things used to be – because sometimes looking back is the best way to move forward.

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The Importance of Sustainability

As the impact we have on the environment becomes increasingly apparent, people are discovering new ways to innovate towards a healthier future.

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World Art Day 2020 – #HelpByDesign

To celebrate World Art Day 2020, the Smith Design team participated in #HelpByDesign.

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Charitable Packaging Shows Brands’ Softer Side

Charitable packaging is a powerful statement of support for important causes.

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Importance of Brand Planning

When you think of successful entrepreneurs or brand teams what are the first things that come to mind for how they became successful? At first glance, you might attribute their success to things like smart, confident leadership, a great product, competitive drive, or a great marketing campaign. However, the unsung hero, the backbone of their […]

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The “Heart” of Giving

Cupid still strikes for retailers and brands, even with fewer people celebrating Valentine’s Day. Dramatic changes in spending and the emergence of an ‘anti-Valentine’s Day’ sentiment have motivated retailers to find innovative ways to keep Valentine’s Day meaningful and relevant. While there are fewer adults celebrating the holiday, those that are celebrating are spending more […]

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