Designer / Illustrator
Illustration / Graphic Design
Considering various products that could have better packaging, I thought to package a product I use very often: henna. I wanted to capture the essence of henna and Islamic architecture throughout my design and tell a story to teach others about the cultures that predominantly practice the art in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The following is an exploration of color, geometry, and typography to cultivate packaging designs rich in culture.
color + branding.
Various essential oils can determine the scent and darkness of the henna stain. With this in mind, I created my main packaging designs for two types of henna: tea tree and lavender essential oil. I wanted to keep my colors similar to the colors of the herbs of the essential oils; green for tea tree, purple for lavender, and burgundy for the henna powder that isn't pre-mixed.
My deep love for Arabic architecture largely influenced my packaging design. Not only did I separate the different products by color, but I also separated them by icon and type of arabesque arch.