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Custom retail packaging design: creative ideas from professional designers

There’s no better platform to get a package 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 retail packaging.

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.
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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 retail packaging design process

Create a design brief.

1. Describe your perfect retail packaging

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 packaging.

Get dozens of designs.

3. Get a packaging 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.

Bottles to boxes: we’ve packaged every product.

We’ve been the leader in online graphic design since 2008. Check out our clients who love their retail packaging designs:
C$1,599
The line is meant for all adults, however a fun modern design would be preferred.
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designers
C$2,199
It will be sold in stores and online, used by professional eyelash technicians.
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designers
C$999
Hardcore gym goer and powerlifter
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designers
C$2,199
University students who cram for exams and rely on energy drinks or other stimulants to help them stay productive. They'
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designers
C$599
U.S. middle-income to high-income women, ages 25 - 40.
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designers
C$599
19+ all the way to 65 years old. Most of our clientele typically includes Medicinal Patients as well as Recreational Use
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C$999
Young female customers who are interested in teeth whitening along with beauty cosmetic products
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designers
US$449 USD
Typically bar enthusiast drinking socially or in professional bar setup. Ideal for home bars, occasions, get togethers e
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designers
C$2,299
Anyone who wants to improve their sauce game or spice rub game. It's definitely a good replacement for ketchup.
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C$999
People who are interested in microdosing psilocybin.
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Restaurant chefs use this product both as an ingredient in their Asian cuisine and also as a tabletop condiment. This pr
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People all ages that want to improve their health. CEO's and office workers that need extra energy throughout the day
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Professional retail packaging design, no matter your budget

We guarantee that you’ll get a great retail package 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.

Bronze
C$599
Silver
C$999
Gold
C$1,599
Platinum
C$2,299
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100% money-back guarantee
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Full copyright ownership
Full copyright ownership
Mid & Top Level designers only
Mid & Top Level designers only
Top Level designers only
Top Level designers only
Dedicated manager
Dedicated manager
Prioritized support
Prioritized support

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Your burning retail packaging FAQs, answered.

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

Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.
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 package, or if you have a more complex design project (e.g. a retail line with multiple designs needed), it’s best to start a project with a freelance designer.
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. 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 with your retail packaging design, 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.
Your custom retail packaging design contest includes one winning product package. If you need a second one for another SKU or a different sized item in a product family, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Gold and Platinum packages offer dedicated managers to help streamline that process by writing creative briefs and giving your designers feedback.

When selecting your retail packaging contest package, 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.
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your retail packaging design contest. This will prohibit designers from using their designs elsewhere, and your contest will be unsearchable on the web.

This will automatically attach a standard NDA template to your contest. If you prefer, you can also upload your own NDA.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all Retail 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.

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