Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Packaging Design

Anne Brown, Linnea Lapp, Jillian Watts + Katrina Whiteman

Digital prints + 3D mockups

As a senior class project, visual communication design students were asked to design packaging concepts for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Students were either provided with a selection of actual CD recording projects currently in development or they were free to develop their own project parameters for an existing CD package. The Production Manager of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (Washington DC) presented the students with graphic elements, photography, corporate guidelines and examples for them to work with. On completion of the project, each student gave a final, visual presentation to a jury consisting of the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Associate Director and Production Manager, the Director of folkwaysAlive! and their Design Professor.


Credits: Instructor: Susan Colberg. Clients: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and folkwaysAlive!