In 2009, Dennis Eliezer Bueno caught our eye with his exceptional packaging designs and has been dominating the field since. His design presentations are exemplary of cutting-edge packaging, so if you’re new to the field then check out his work!
Currently, Dennis Eliezer Bueno has a small design studio in Davao City that caters to international clients found from 99designs.
Name: Dennis Eliezer Bueno
99designs handle: rembrandtjurin
How did you get started in design?
How do you get your inspiration?
What led you to start using 99designs?
What are three important things designers can do to have success on 99designs?
- Understand the brief – don’t just make a design based off your preference. You should get the client’s attention by doing and improving on what they’ve stated.
- Choose contests that fit your skills – don’t join a contest because of the price, carefully pick ones you will excel in and suites your forte.
- Keep your feet on the ground – a conceited person never gets anywhere because he thinks he’s already there. Don’t think because you’ve won a lot it means you’re on top. Be polite and humble.
What advice would you give to designers starting out in packaging design?
My advice is to RESEARCH first — there is Mr. Google. Find inspirations and techniques before executing a design concept. My workflow starts with research, then I sketch the concept and finally, I execute.
3D presentations really win. Every packaging/label design I make, there is always a 3D mockup of it. Spend time when entering a design contest on 99designs.
What do you love most about being a designer?
What is a hobby that you enjoy doing outside of graphic design?
Aside from graphic design, my other passion is cars — I love cars. I love reading car magazines (Top Gear). I’m also modifying my car by designing it decals and stickers.
Aside from cars, I spend most of my time with my baby girl.