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  • Ryan Kelly, CPP

    Packaging Designer

    Oakland, CA

I am a structural packaging designer with a wide range of experience. I am capable of assisting in all phases of structural packaging design, from concept to manufacturing. I have 9+ years of industry experience working on hundreds of diverse packaging projects. I have experience working with manufacturing in the USA, Mexico, Europe, and Asia For more information please visit my personal website: www.kellypackagingdesign.com

Work Samples

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Work History

  • Packaging Designer

    • Consultation
    • Concept ideation
    • Structural engineering
    • Manufacturing expertise
    • Sourcing
    • Failure analysis
    • Cost savings

  • Packaging Design Engineer

    • eero
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Oct 2016 - Jun 2017 (8 months)
  • Packaging Design Engineer

  • Packaging Design Engineer

    • Jawbone
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Aug 2014 - Nov 2015 (1 year 3 months)

    • Design and engineer packaging for new product launches
    • Create and manage Bill of Materials
    • Direct regional locations on manufacturing and pack-out locations
    • Manage global contract manufacturers

  • Packaging Designer

    • xpedx
    • Hayward, CA
    • Dec 2010 - Jul 2014 (3 years 7 months)

    • Conceptualize packaging systems for high profile clients
    • Manage designs from creation through manufacturing
    • Illustrate concepts through renderings and physical prototyping
    • Focused on value added engineering to complex packaging systems
    • Provide expertise and support for clients and colleagues

  • Structural Designer

    • Design packaging and displays using a variety of mediums
    • Engineer quality and comprehensive solutions
    • Heavily involved in ownership of designs, from concept to delivery
    • Create packaging solutions servicing a variety of industries

  • Product Development Intern

    • Alcan Packaging Corporation
    • Neenah, WI
    • Sep 2008 - Jan 2009 (4 months)

    • Designed and developed new flexible packaging
    • Supported customers with comprehensive research and testing
    • Continuously involved in a wide variety of projects and tasks
    • Created innovative concepts with extensive commercial potential

  • Structural Design Intern

    • Designed corrugated packaging and POP displays
    • Gained experience working with customers and internal departments
    • Studied and observed manufacturing process
    • Produced quality designs leading to production


  • University of Wisconsin-Stout

    • Bachelor of Science Degree Packaging
    • 2002 - 2008

    I started my education studying Industrial Design for three years before changing my degree to packaging engineering. I like to blur the lines between design and engineering.





Achieved designation of Certified packaging professional (CPP) from IOPP in 2012