As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 is just around the corner, we wanted to see what we could look forward to in the New Year in the world of packaging. Packaging design sounds so exciting, doesn’t it?
You know those plastic, childproof boxes that even you can’t break through with scissors? People actually spend hours of research in labs with white coats, testing out different materials, shapes, and sizes just for you to end up yelling at a box that you can’t open. Well we can’t promise that you won’t break a sweat opening your kids’ toys on Christmas morning, but there will definitely be some changes in how those toys are packaged.
So if you’ve been an avid reader of the Bevel Blog, you may recall that we’ve covered almost every type of work we do here at Bevel, including logo design, packaging, branding, and illustrations. But our lead web designer, Matt, pointed out one of our most important capabilities we’ve left out: Ecommerce. This is probably one of the most notable features that a site can have (besides all the fancy pictures, colors, and fonts) because it makes our customer the all-important moo-lah!
Today, we stumbled upon this great blog post from Designer-Daily.com that sparked our interests in more than one way. The post displays seven unique environments that people call their “desks”. Who knew so many people were spending precious hours on designing all these different desk ideas? We’ve all seen the epic fails facing the treadmill desk (video above from The Ellen Show) but how about really taking advantage of your workspace?
For those of you in the business world, you’ve probably seen every variation of the work environment: The OCD Master with everything in its’ right place (no touching!), The Dump where nothing has a place and they can never find anything, The Inspiring Atmosphere loaded with motivational quotes and of course your office Over-Sharer with pictures of their cats, dogs, children, grandparents, etc.…
As Bevel Design has embarked on our newest venture in social media, we’ve noticed how useful working with our competition can be to the growth of our web presence. By liking competitors on Facebook, following them on Twitter and Google+, and scanning their profile on LinkedIn, we can see what’s out there and where we need to be moving forward.
Sharing is Caring, My Friends
This got us thinking, how can B2C (business to customer) companies use this theory to help their business? An ancient theory of business used to be the thought that you should keep everything behind closed doors. Never show your hand to the competitors because they’ll copy you right away and they’ll know your next move. Nowadays, why can’t we just share everything?