Small businesses that need help with the design and creation of packaging for any type of product -- from consumer packaged goods to software -- can now quickly and easily access hundreds of high-quality, experienced packaging design professionals through the Elance Online services marketplace ( http://www.elanceonline.com ). Elance Online allows small business to post descriptions of their projects and receive proposals from a large pool of professional service providers. Launched just two months ago, Elance Online's new Package Design category has already proven extremely popular with a wide variety of buyers.
Just a few of the small businesses that have used Elance Online to fill their
package design needs are described below.
Dan McGrath of Dallas, Texas-based Epic Food Marketing has developed a new type of cost-effective, disposable beverage container. He used Elance Online to find a designer who helped him create the 3D model that can be used to fabricate the container as well as a 3D animation that illustrates how the product is formed, molded, filled and closed.
Cheri Rychlee, founder of Chicago-based Sapphire Island Spas and online beauty retailer beautyofasite.com, turned to Elance Online to help with package designs for her new "Urban Apothecary" line of bath and beauty products.
Joan Dacones-Iannone of Rhode Island-based Numark Industries and Alesis Studio Electronics, a leading manufacturer of professional DJ and electronic musical equipment, used Elance Online to quickly create the packaging for a new line of guitar effects pedals.