WE ARE A LONDON BASED PACKAGING DESIGN AGENCY. WE WORK WITH LUXURY LIFESTYLE BRANDS TO CREATE ONE-OF-A KIND PACKAGING THAT HELPS DIFFERENTIATE OUR CUSTOMERS FROM THEIR COMPETITORS. WE STRIVE TO DELIVER CREATIVE OUTCOMES THAT COMMAND A PRICE PREMIUM,  AND WE AIM TO DELIVER AN UNBOXING EXPERIENCE THAT SPARKS JOY.

A UNIQUE APPROACH

 

At Pivot Studios we believe that packaging is a vital component in any brand’s mission to foster powerful brand recognition and an unforgettable customer experience. Carefully considered packaging that is designed and executed by a skilled team can ensure that a brand is positioned in the luxury sector of their industry.

We believe packaging is one of the most poignant ways for a brand to differentiate themselves. A beautiful box, label, or bottle can help brands to demand a higher price point, improve customer’s perception of their brand, and create unforgettable experiences that spark joy. 

At Pivot Studios we pride ourselves on our process and our results. Founded by Joanna Melbourne, a Central Saint Martins graduate (named one of the top 6 CSM graduates of 2016 by Business of Fashion Magazine) and experienced product developer, Pivot Studios has gone on to work with wonderful clients in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries.

Our knowledge of the full process of design, product development and production ensures that we deliver conceptual and creative designs, coupled with a deep knowledge of manufacturing capabilities and an ability to ensure a seamless and stress free experience for our clients.

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MEET OUR FOUNDER

Hey there, I’m Joanna. I’m the founder and creative director of Pivot Studios. As long as I can remember I have been a visual and detail orientated person. After 6 years of study at Central Saint Martins, I knew that my passion for luxury details and minimalism would go on to influence my design style and career.

During my degree I had the wonderful opportunity of living in New York and interning for Marc Jacobs where my career started as a fabric development intern, following which I had the chance to visit the Louis Vuitton workshop in Paris to learn about the heritage craftsmanship techniques that Louis Vuitton prides itself on to this day.

Being immersed in this world ignited my passion for combining my design skills with an understanding of specialist manufacturing techniques to deliver an exceptional result. It was once I did a book binding course in my free time that I grew a fascination with packaging design. Packaging design is wonderful as it connects the world of design with practicality, a combination that plays to my strengths. 

When I’m not working I’m visiting vintage furniture markets, buying hydrangeas at the flower warehouse, or enjoying Mexican food with my friends. I believe my purpose is to spread positivity, kindness and creativity, and I love meeting new people who feel the same!

OUR SERVICES

BASIC PACKAGE:

This is our basic package for businesses with previous manufacturing experience who require only very little production guidance in order to independently develop and produce their packaging. This package is ideal for brands with an in house designer, product development and/or production expert.

Kick-off call and collaborative session

Moodboard, colour board and in depth research

Creative design concepts including mockups

Print ready dieline 

Final mockup of your packaging

PROFESSIONAL PACKAGE:

Our most popular package. Ideal for if you want a beautiful packaging concept and some additional help getting your packaging production run off to a smooth start.

Kick-off call and collaborative session

Moodboard, colour board and in depth research

Creative design concepts including mockups

Print ready dieline 

Detailed techpack for your manufacturer

Technical drawings if required

1 complimentary packaging design (tape, envelope or sticker)

Final mockup of your packaging

2 post completion dieline edits

Production assistance via email or phone for 4 weeks following completion (up to 2 hours)

FULL SERVICE PACKAGE:

This package is for busy business owners who want their packaging taken care of from the very start to the very finish. We will deal with any and all production and product development issues and ensure that all elements of the packaging process are handled personally by our design director. We will be acting as your Production/Product Development expert, working closely with your manufacturing team to achieve a perfect result. 

Kick-off call and collaborative session

Moodboard, colour board and in depth research

Creative design concepts including mockups

Print ready dieline 

Detailed techpack for your manufacturer

Technical drawings if required

1 complimentary packaging design (tape, envelope or sticker)

Final mockup of your packaging

4 post completion dieline edits

We will help source your manufacturer

We will help source the materials for your packaging

We will prototype your packaging

We will deliver all notes and revision to your manufacturer

We will create costing sheets and budgets for your packaging

You will have a direct line to our creative director

10% price reduction on future projects together

We are also happy to offer custom packages tailored to your business' needs.

Reach out via our enquiry form to arragne a call.

WHY WORK WITH US?

Packaging design is not a vanity metric. It is a vital component to your customer's experience and should always be an extension of your brand's identity. Your packaging will be best executed by a specialist agency who understands the possibilities, capabilities and restraints of creating a physical product. While design can be creative and conceptual, packaging design needs to be rooted in a real-world understanding of your manufacturer's techniques and processes. As they say, practice makes perfect, and our goal is to perfect the luxury packaging design process.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does a Pivot project take to complete?

It depends on which package you would like to go with. Our basic package usually takes about 4-6 weeks. Our professional package we like to allow around 8-12 weeks.  Our full service package will require a minimum of 4 months depending on the scope.

What does Pivot need in order to start my project?

We will need your brand guidelines and brand assets including logo (in .ai or .svg format). If your business does not yet have a brand identity or logo we can also help with this, please send us an enquiry to discuss further.

Is my business a good fit for Pivot?

We would love to hop on a call with you and find out more about how we can help your business and learn more about your goals for the next 1-3 years. We tend to work with businesses who are looking for their packaging to serve a purpose outside of just its aesthetic value. If you are a small business our professional package is probably best suited to you. Larger businesses may prefer our basic or full service package.

How much does a Pivot project cost?

In order to provide an accurate quote we would need to better understand your business' specific needs. We suggest filling in our enquiry form so that we can see if your business is at the right stage to embark on a Pivot project, after which we can set up a call to deep dive.

What are the stages of a Pivot project?

Our projects all include a kickoff call, collaborative brainstorming session and two collaborative design review sessions.  Following the second design session we move into preparing print ready files and dielines for your manufacturer.

Does Pivot offer payments plans?

If you are interested in arranging a payment plan shoot us an email to discuss what kind of plan works for your business.

RECENT

WORK

Interested in what we've been up to lately? Jump into a gallery of our most recent work to see the brand's we have been working with. 

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OUR

IMPACT

According to a survey done by HubSpot and highlighted by Hero Packaging, customers are 86% more likely to purchase from businesses who provide a good experience. For a growing number of customers a good experience is strongly correlated with knowing that their purchase will have as little negative impact on our planet as possible. We are passionate about our designs having maximum impact with minimal waste and we would love to discuss sustainable options, that provide beautiful outcomes, with you.

TESTIMONIAL

 "Joanna was an absolute pleasure to work with, she was able to take my inspiration and add all her own design knowledge to bring my vision to life. She communicates seamlessly and really listens to what you need. She was understanding of my needs as a Start-Up, and worked flexibly and creatively to make sure I ended up with the best result possible. I will most certainly work with Joanna again on projects, as it was an easy and enjoyable collaboration process. She has a wealth of knowledge both technically and creatively, meaning she can not only design what you need but will deliver something with creative integrity." - NAOMI / CONCEPT

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