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  • Ryan Kelly, CPP

    Packaging Designer

    Oakland, CA

I am a passionate designer who believes in constant improvement. I serve my clients through excellent communication, direction, innovation, and practicality. I have experience working with a variety of mediums and equipment. I take a great pride in continuous growth from my knowledge of materials and substrates to design and finishing techniques. For more information please visit my personal website: www.kellypackagingdesign.com

Work Samples

Work History

  • Packaging Design Engineer

    • Jawbone
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Aug 2014 - Present (2 years 10 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





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