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Dash Seasonings (Student Project)


Designer: Emily Claire Guin
Photography: Mandy Busby
Project Type: Student Project
School: Samford University (Birmingham, AL, USA)
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Packaging Materials: Glass, wood, paper, plastic

Spring 2014 senior project (conceptual) in earning a BFA in Graphic Design at Samford University (Birmingham, AL)

For my senior project in spring 2014 at Samford University (located in Birmingham, AL), I created the branding, package design and digital and print campaigns for a fictional company: Dash seasonings. Dash products bring a refreshing perspective to market shelves and online shopping carts. Dash seasonings are all-natural, finely crafted blends of dried herbs, spices and fruits that elevate the home meal to gourmet refinement.

About the Company:
Dash – based in San Francisco – was founded in 2011 by two chefs who were both disenchanted and unsatisfied by the conventional market for purchase-ready seasonings. The pair saw a need for seasonings that would bring vibrancy to at-home cooking.

Dash seasonings are all-natural, finely crafted blends of dried herbs, spices and fruits that elevate the home meal to gourmet refinement. Dash is a luxury brand that appeals to the food connoisseur who values a gourmet at-home meal yet appreciates the convenience of a reliable pre-made blend.

Dash intends to wholesale to high-end national groceries and specialty stores (such as Whole Foods and Williams-Sonoma) as well as market its products through its online store.

Project Design:
Dash fused two objectives: it is a progressive, modern company that honors tradition and craftsmanship of the past. Blending both historic and contemporary elements, the company is branded with a post-modern aesthetic. In particular, the branding references Victorian design for its eclectic nature and juxtaposition of hand-crafted and ornate with industrial mass-production.



The Unique Points Of The Packaging:
Concept, project backstory, and design imagined/created entirely by student; faux burn effect on wooden gift box (created by an ink transfer from inkjet reverse print on wax paper)






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