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PACKAGING ESSENTIALS : How Your Product Looks is an Extension of Your Brand

June 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



June 6, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Entrepreneur Space
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but judging your product by its packaging…That’s another story. Your packaging will make all the difference in how a customer perceives your product – and your brand.

Now that you’ve defined your brand identity, your customer, and your brand personality, it’s time to translate that to your packaging.

Here’s some of what we’ll cover:

  • Why the aesthetics of your packaging is just as important as your product itself.
  • Learn the simple secrets to creating beautiful custom packaging on a startup budget.
  • The 5 things to consider when determining the type of packaging you should use for your products.
  • The most common mistakes brands make with their packaging, and how to avoid them.

You can buy all six classes as one package here.

About The Instructor

Jill Frechtman is an entrepreneur with a passion for building inspired, authentic, and impactful brands. Jill’s approach to branding – a unique blend of design, creativity, and practical business execution – incorporates her 16+ years of experience as a designer, specialty food entrepreneur, and a creative strategy and brand marketing consultant.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Jill started her career as an art director at Grey Advertising in NYC. But, after her sweet treat contribution to the 2001 office holiday party became the talk of the company, she realized that she was destined for a more entrepreneurial path. After a few years, she made the leap from the ad world to the startup world. She launched her own chocolate pretzel company, Fretzels by Jill, successfully transforming a childhood hobby into a nationally recognized confectionery gift brand. Her entrepreneurial venture earned her a prestigious Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Award, and guest speaker appearances at NYU Stern School of Business.

While still running her own business, Jill began consulting with a number of other entrepreneurs and businesses, in a variety of industries, to develop, design, and grow their brands. Everything from logo and brand design to websites, marketing collateral, packaging, and brand strategy.

Jill’s branding experience also includes a NY-based chocolate company where she served as Director of Brand Marketing, transitioning them from a 40-year-old family run business into a nationwide franchise, with over 20 locations. 

Her expertise is in brand strategy, design, and marketing, with a knack for streamlining processes and finding creative opportunities to build multiple revenue streams. A Jill of all trades, her diverse background and experience has enabled her to be relentless, resourceful and versatile. Jill is someone who makes things happen, and particularly excels at moving products from ideas to profitable reality.

QEDC hosts the Queens Women's Business Center. QEDC encourages all women to participate in this and all other QEDC programs.

The Queens Women's Business Center is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disability if requested at least two weeks in advance.

This program is supported in part through funding from the office of the Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz.


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