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ExploreAnywhere Packaging by TheRyanFord ExploreAnywhere Packaging by TheRyanFord
This is the final array of packaging for ExploreAnywhere Software, including CD label design.

These will be packaged in standard DVD cases and will be available at select retail stores.
Each software case is colored differently for easy distinguishing on a shelf, but they all utilize similar designs to be visually cohesive within the brand.


I've left the original packaging design that I did in April (I think it was) up in my gallery for comparison. These packages have come a long way, and the length of time it took was due to some timing constraints on the client's end. Still, it's pretty much done at this point.

Please note that the small rectangle on the back is for a barcode.
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:icondanbradster:
danbradster Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
Cool.
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:iconximmer:
ximmer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005   Digital Artist
awsome.. very clean and direct.. it would defonantly catch my eye on the shelf.
can i ask how you produce these case previews? bit of clever photoshopping or is there a kinda cover preview software that can map the design onto a model or somthing?
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
I just build up the previews in Photoshop.
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:iconximmer:
ximmer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005   Digital Artist
ok cool thanks :)
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:iconsamuelerics:
samuelerics Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005   Interface Designer
very nice...
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:iconsakurakira:
sakurakira Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
my favorite colors, and color combinations! all used in one piece no less XD. you did a great job with the 3D-ness of this, even down to how you have the software CD slightly reflective of the boxes. nice one :thumbsup:.
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:iconcyphex:
cyphex Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
Very nice. The colors you chose are very pleasing.
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:iconranvier:
ranvier Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
Let me make a little guessy, the half toned "shape" at the top right of package represents an enlarged, abstract key cursor? :D
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Nope! It's the company's logo. Gotta reinforce it whenever possible, ya know?
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:iconfuzzydemon:
fuzzydemon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
mmm. there's something that doesn't quite sit well with me with the colour combinations. i can't really put my finger on what.. but it's something. it may be that some of the covers have quite domineering colours melding into each other, while others have a more placid combination.. giving a balance issue.
but you know, the more i look at this, the more i'm finding peace with it. and i do appreciate your reasoning for the repetition and overlap of colours. you've obviously put a lot of thought into every aspect of the design, and it shines through. not only in the look of the product, but in the stylish presentation of it too.
that.. um.. dot thing. i forget what it's called. anyway, that looks really good. it breaks up the flatness of the cover, and adds textural interest without becoming overbearing or diverting any attention away from the text.

nice work :P
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
It's called halftoning. :)
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:iconlevinet:
levinet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005   Interface Designer
Nice mate, very eye-catching. :clap:
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:iconskippyjr:
SkippyJr Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005   Filmographer
Very nice design,
I liked that work.
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:iconejayne:
ejayne Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool and professional indeed.

Very slick...
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:iconthreed-:
Threed- Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
Wow. I would buy just because of it's smoothly designed packaging. Great job!
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:iconitsfrits:
itsfrits Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Smooth, simple design. I like it. Good job! :thumbsup:
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:iconanagoge:
anagoge Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
Great designs. Shame about the stuff you're actually promoting.
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Hah. Why's that?
It's intended for businesses and paranoid parents, really.
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:iconanagoge:
anagoge Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
Exactly so you're probably giving a few thousand teenage kids across America a really bad headache because their parents can read their chat messages, email and know exactly what websites they're going to etc.

I do think your desigsn are great, but programs like these take invasion of privacy one step forward.
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
I can see that. It's apparently a big market, though.
I'd definitely hate to be a teen who's parent is watching over them, but I don't feel the product itself is negative. It's a service which is used quite a bit (mostly by businesses), and with the growing amount of children using the internet I can see that monitoring some elements of online use is necessary. Once a kid hits 15 or 16, they can probably fend for themselves (or at least the parent needs to trust that they can), but prior to that age I think at least watching the chats does more good than harm, especially with the growing threat of online pedophiles.
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IOFFE Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
great! what can I say... I call it "western" school when too much attention is paid to a tiny details. I personally like large fonts and large details :) but still a perfect ex. of "western" design
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:iconjmulder:
jmulder Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005   Interface Designer
Very, very nice. Love the front label and typography a lot. Just wondering, is there any particular reason why the "NOW" and "NET" from respectively "iSPYNOW" and "NETOBSERVER" are bold? For readability reasons?

PS: how did you make this mock-up? Did it all in Illustrator?
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
PS. I did the mockup in Photoshop, actually. Part of the project was to also make virtual boxes from the real packaging, so I went through that process for this image.
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
The words that are bold were actually done so because their original titles were lowercase. In the case of "netobserve," the way it's originally written is "NETobserve."
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:iconhypermind:
hypermind Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
I like it. I like the idea beind it all and the logo etc.. but the front cover on each case is too empty. All that empty space near the top takes my eye away from the actual information thats on there and makes me look at nothing.

Just my opinion.
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
What, in your opinion, would successfully fill that empty space?
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:iconhypermind:
hypermind Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Well you could centralize the main content on the front page and possibly expand it. Adding a little more info to it, while at the same time keeping to the minimal feel.
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Centering things is highly formal, though. This isn't a formal design.
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:iconhypermind:
hypermind Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Though if it makes the users eyes focus at the actual name of the product instead of blank unused space, i would say its a good option, despite the formal look.
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
I believe I've accomplished the need of seeing the title of the product quite well, actually.

First off, that "unused space" you refer to makes the eye focus on something more substantial: the title.
Second, the title is housed inside a white "tag" which contrasts with the background colors.
Third, the title itself is orange, which is close to being complimentary to the blues and greens I use throughout. It contrasts heavily with everything without contrasting too much.
Fourth, the titling is in all caps, which exude importance. Even subconsciously people will naturally focus on capital lettering because it seems like it wants your attention.

I think, perhaps, the designer in you might be getting the best of your humanity. It happens with all of us. I'm not trying to negate your opinions, but I've thought out the placement of everything quite in-depth and I believe your situation is unique.
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:iconhypermind:
hypermind Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Fair enough.

Each to their own. :)
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b0x0rz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
amazing choice of colors. been loking at them... not sure if it was accidental but the great thing is that the colors are reused :P in a thought of manner... example: the color of chatblocker is similar/same to the one on the top of parental control and on perental control its fading towards the top color of ispynow etc... so it has a sort of walkthrough feel :P if it was deliberate CONGRATZ for your genious, if it was accidental CONGRATZ for LUCK(?) hehe :b0x0rz:
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
The colors also indicate software combinations. In the Parental Control Suite, it contains three bits of software and uses samplings of those software's packages.
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
No I paid close attention to the color scheme. Thanks. :)
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:iconb0x0rz:
b0x0rz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
i thought so. excellent work. :b0x0rz:
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:icongodofodd:
godofodd Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
Slick, man. Totally pro. The pattern looks great and I love your selection of colours.
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Your compliments mean a lot to me. :)
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:iconreflectdesign:
reflectdesign Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005   Interface Designer
Really great work, nice colours and all very modern and light.

Love the simple designs and feel alot of your design ideas etc can be seen in this piece, good stuff! :clap:
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:iconneom:
neom Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Professional General Artist
Beautiful, a work of art to say the least.
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Why thank you.
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:iconneom:
neom Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Professional General Artist
Yah yah, skip the pleasantries, you know I just want down your pants. ;)
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:icongustavs:
Gustavs Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. I love it! It's soo beautiful! Great colors and shapes. :+fav:
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Well thanks. :)
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:iconroyalblade:
RoyalBlade Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
great design.

As expected a wonderful use of color, a lovely logo and great layout :)



you never fail to amaze me
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
:flirty:
Thanks. Been working on this thing for a long time. I've changed a lot of it since the first designs, and fortunately it came out nicely.
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:iconroyalblade:
RoyalBlade Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
yeah i recognized the name ExploreAnywhere.. you've uploaded before am i right?

anyway, keep it up :aww:
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Right here is the first one: [link]
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:iconroyalblade:
RoyalBlade Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
kool :)

man, i respect your progress over the years! *has just checked entire gallery* lol
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
I moved a bunch of stuff into Scraps, too. Only the good stuff should be in my gallery.
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