How I use Linkedin for generating new leads for my business as a designer

Get this: my Linkedin is working beautifully, generating new leads without much effort, no money. How did that happen?  I'm not exactly sure when it happened, but sometime around the pandemic, I decided to ditch Instagram. Instead, I started using Linkedin for my...

Types of packaging companies & how to effortlessly pick the right one to work with

When looking to hire a packaging company, it can be confusing. What’s the difference between a packaging designer and a structural designer? Will a packaging manufacturer also design for me? There are so many types of companies within the packaging industry, most of them will have different offerings. So here’s a little primer to explain the differences and get you started on the right path with your custom packaging project.

New York State Sustainable Cannabis Packaging Regulations

Adult use cannabis regulations in New York State now include packaging sustainability requirements. Examples of sustainable packaging materials in compliance with the new regulations

Compostable cannabis bags, oh my!

The cannabis industry has long been one to talk about sustainability when it comes to the use of natural resources in growing the flower. But in the packaging, not so much. Recently the environmental experts and activists have mentioned the importance of compostable...

10 choices every consumer can make to reduce packaging waste

NOTE: this blog has been updated On May 31st 2022 to address the complicated issue of PLA plastics. New blog upcoming!In the world of cannabis, packaging is everything. We love a good luxury package. But have we stopped to think about how that packaging can be reused,...

Get started with sustainable cannabis packaging – the 101 guide to choosing eco friendly packages

Are you looking for ways to make more sustainable decisions for your product packaging? In this article, you’re going to get a solid foundation in sustainable design thinking – the knowledge to empower you to make good choices. The packaging for your product can have...

How to highlight values based messaging for your CBD and cannabis marketing and packaging design

  Shine a light on your key differentiators Highlighting your awesomeness with value based messaging is hugely important for any cannabis or hemp CBD business If you are making a quality product, make sure your customers are made well aware. Celebrate it! mention...

CBD Product Labeling regulations and compliance

We as humans often tend to buy things based on the pretty looks. When buying supplements and vitamins, or food or cosmetics items though, we're used to finding the same information on each package. You might not even think about it, but things like ingredient list,...

How to Guide: Choosing Sustainable Cannabis Packaging

The cannabis industry has a waste problem. We're drowning in plastic, as each item gets wrapped in multiple layers of what is often non-recyclable materials. Nicepaper called it "inception-level layers of packaging". Better, greener options exist for every product...

How to order child-resistant packaging for cannabis?

Understanding packaging order minimums, box and bottle vendors, printing methods and what's possible at each minimum order level for packages for your product Step one: Give me a call.(Kidding. Kinda.) I've spent SO much time researching all of this so you don't have...