olloclip 3-in-1 retail packaging design project for the Apple Store
Inventor and ceo of olloclip, Patrick O’Neill engaged G3 Creative to create the retail packaging design for the incredible olloclip 3-in-1 camera lens for the Apple iPhone. Fresh off a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com, olloclip was ready to go big. The packaging design challenge was to create a small carton that would communicate the unique features of the olloclip and display the product in a viewable, yet secure way. Of course, being an accessory for the iPhone, the packaging design needed to be visually appealing, elegant and high tech. Also, worthy of display in the Apple Store and other retail stores such as Best Buy and Target.
Early in the creative process it was clear that we needed to illustrate that the olloclip was three lenses in one. The three lenses are Fisheye, Macro and a Wide-Angle. At first glance the olloclip looks like two lenses, but the Macro lens is accessed by unscrewing the Wide-Angle lens. An obvious solution was to show image examples of each lens. However, the front of the carton was to small and we needed the space to showcase the product itself and show it in use on an iPhone. The solution was a unique set of icons which resemble photo lenses and define the product as being three unique lenses.
Making the olloclip viewable and accessible to the consumer was achieved by creating a custom plastic tray that formed around the product. This design displayed the olloclip through a die cut window on the front of the carton. The plastic tray is designed to hold the product, insert cards and accessories securely in place. The insert card also doubles as a Fisheye image background behind the product.
The back of the packaging design allowed more space to showcase the three unique lenses. Showing examples of each lens in use along with the icons to allowed clear communication of the 3-in-1 concept. Also, showing the contents of the package with the olloclip Wide-Angle lens disconnected allows the consumer to see the three unique lenses.
The olloclip is now a huge success in the iPhone photography market. There are hundreds of positive reviews from tech leaders such as endgadget and MacWorld. olloclip received “Editors Pick!” by Wired Magazine for “iPhone Lens” in the January 2012 edition. YouTube also has hundreds of reviews and “unboxing” videos of the olloclip as well. OC Metro recently named CEO Patrick O’Neill to it’s 23rd annual “Hot 25”, the hottest 25 people in Orange County.
G3 Creative continues to support olloclip with retail packaging design solutions. We created multi-lingual packaging design for international markets. We even created a unique package specifically for the Poland market. G3 Creative has also created retail promotional displays for olloclip.