Program Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Camp!

    • Navigation Tutorial

    • Welcome to Pack Design Camp!

    • Welcome To Camp Workbook

    • Design Software Access

    • Quick Survey

    • Great Moments in Packaging History

    • Shopping Experience Experiment

  • 2

    Day 1 - Learn Paperboard Cartons

    • Kickoff - Day 1!

    • Paperboard Cartons Workbook

    • Paperboard Packaging Industry Overview

    • Evolution of Paperboard

    • Paperboard Packaging Potential

    • Paperboard Packaging Types

    • Glossary

    • Paperboard Manufacturing Introduction

    • Manufacturing Paperboard

    • Pulping Process

    • Papermaking Process

    • Paper vs. Paperboard

    • Surface Coatings and Treatments

    • Introduction to Paperboard Grades

    • Overview of Paperboard Grades

    • Paperboard Grades Video

    • Uncoated Recycled Boxboard (UCRB)

    • Bending Chip Board (Uncoated)

    • Clay-Coated Recycled Board (CRB)

    • Solid Bleached Sulfate/Board (SBS)

    • Uncoated Solid Bleached Sulfate (Uncoated SBS)

    • Solid Unbleached Sulfate (SUS)

    • Uncoated Unbleached Kraft (UUK)

    • Folding Boxboard (FBB)

    • Paperboard Grades Cheat Sheet

    • Which Grade Would You Recommend?

    • Introduction to Properties and Testing

    • Testing Standards

    • Physical/Performance Properties

    • Surface, Optical, and Electrical Properties

    • Defects

    • Sustainability in Paperboard

    • Paperboard Styles

    • Overview of Styles

    • Miscellaneous Carton Styles

    • Design

    • Design Inspiration Book

    • Board Caliper Matrix

    • Structural Design

    • Finishes

  • 3

    Day 2 - Apply Design Strategies

    • Kickoff - Day 2!

    • Design Strategies Workbook

    • Perception Introduction

    • Perception | Shaking Things Up

    • Sensory Processing

    • Von Restorff Effect

    • Perception | But Can You Read It?

    • Gutenberg Diagram

    • Highlighting

    • Alignment

    • Readability

    • Legibility

    • Typography Introduction

    • Typography

    • How To Choose A Font

    • The Power of Typography

    • Typography Links

    • Color Theory Introduction

    • Color Theory for Print

    • General Color Theory and Symbolism

    • Product Color Psychology

    • Color Theory Links

    • Introduction to Cognition

    • Cognition | Easy Memory

    • Chunking

    • Mnemonic Device

    • Progressive Disclosure

    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

    • Cognition | Help Me Decide

    • Heuristics

    • (Mere) Exposure Effect

    • Social Proof and Authority

    • Introduction to Appeal

    • Appeal | Divine Golden Rule

    • The Divine Proportion

    • The Golden Ratio

    • Rule of Thirds

    • Appeal | The Beauty of Simplicity

    • Ockham's Razor

    • Picture Superiority Effect

    • Iconic Representation

    • Biophilia Hypothesis

    • Savanna Preference

    • Threat Detection

    • Appeal | How Do You Feel About That?

    • Cognitive Dissonance

    • Archetypes

    • Emotion

    • Storytelling

  • 4

    Day 3 - Create your Shoebox

    • Kickoff - Day 3!

    • Design Software Workbook

    • Box It Now Tutorial

  • 5

    Day 4 - Craft your Pitch

    • Kickoff - Day 4!

    • Presentation: Evolution of a Shoebox

  • 6

    Day 5 - Take the Next Steps

    • Kickoff - Day 5!

    • Next Steps Workbook

    • Printing on Paperboard

    • Print Selector Strategy

    • Ready for Order

    • Supplier Qualifications

    • Supplier Database

    • Die Cutting and Die Making

    • Assembly

    • Carton Cost Calculator

    • Packaging Careers Introduction

    • Packaging Jobs Outlook

    • Packaging School Show

    • Packaging Industry Resources

    • Quick Survey

Contact Us

  • Email

    info@packagingschool.com

  • Call

    864-412-5000

  • Visit

    640 South Main Street
    Greenville, SC 29601