Who’s The Craziest Client You Ever Had?


Looking back over the course of my career, there have been a lot of fun projects. Some clients know what they want and just want you to execute, some let you design their style and run with it, and others… well, they just resonate with more than just the creative part of your brain.

JDs-Main-Logo

For me, that client had to be Bacon Salt. I mean, J&D Foods.

I first heard about them from a random post on Craigslist looking for a digital artist. I emailed but didn’t hear back right away. Then I decided to stalk them on Twitter. I mean that in a good way. I mean, any company that lists “love of cured pork products” as a job requirement has to have a sense of humor, right?

Turns out they liked my style and gave me a shot. I was to create a bacon character for their new Microwave popcorn. They liked it so much, they said “Hey Rob, why don’t you take a swing at our packaging too…” I was sold.

I’ve always been a fan of creative food packaging, from C-3POs cereal with the crazy masks on the back as a kid, to the awesome package design of DRY Soda Co’s bottles here in Seattle.

So i did the popcorn…

baconpop

Then I did an envelope.

mmmmvelopes-bacon-flavored-envelopes-2

Then I did baby formula… (funny story there, the Huffington Post thought it was a real thing. #robsPhotoshopSkillsFTW

baconbaby3

Then came Bacon Salt, Baconnaise, Bacon Gravy…

BaconSaltFlavors

Baconnaisegravypkg-noshadow

And Sriracha Candy Canes and Popcorn.

And Bacon-Scented Shaving Cream …

Bacon-Shaving-Cream

And the question pinnacle in my packaging design career…

Heck, Miley Cyrus even tweeted about this one!

So who has been your craziest, most amazing and fun client to work with? Give ’em a shout out here!

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s