The Art of Packaging: Identifying the Best Black Package Designers

Lots of professionals, creative designers and students upload their packaging work and studies to Behance, and we have selected some examples of our favorite Black package designers.

Shea Moisture Package designed by a black designer Zenzile Sky Lar
Shea Moisture Package designed by a black designer Zenzile Sky Lar

This article was originally published on BLAC Detroit.

Design, both structural and graphic, has become ever more relevant as competition has increased — so much so that we often find ourselves in the paradoxical situation of appreciating the packaging more than the product itself.

Packaging has long been more than a simple container or wrapper for a product that protects it, facilitates handling and details its features and specifications. It’s is also used to sell its contents. Lots of professionals, creative designers and students upload their work and studies to Behance, and we have selected some of our favorite Black package designers.

1Shaylin Wallace

Shaylin Wallace of SMW Visuals is a surrealist artist, and graphic designer in Wilmington, Delaware; follow her on Instagram here and on Behance here.

Zenzile Sky Lark is a designer and visual artist who was born in Brooklyn, raised in Virginia and is currently a returned Brooklynite. Take a look at her packaging work here and on Behance.

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Tapiwanashe Sebastian Garikayi

Tapiwanashe Sebastian Garikayi at sebgarry•design is a graphic designer and type designer in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Follow their work on Behance and on Instagram.

4Mam’Gobozi Design Factory

Mam’Gobozi Design Factory is a South African based design studio creating work and spaces that celebrate the African identity. You can follow their creative work here.

5LiNa Yousry

LiNa Yousry is an ambitious Egyptian freelance graphic designer — whose speciality include: brand identity and motion graphics design — from Cairo, Egypt. Follow LiNa’s packaging work on Behance.

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