15 March 2016

Packaging Workshop

Join talented cardboard engineer, Mat Bogust, for this half-day Auckland workshop all about packaging and innovative 3D design:


Friday, 1st April, 9am–1pm


Studio One Toi Tū,
1 Ponsonby Road


$220 Professional
$195 Design Assembly Friend (Not a Design Assembly Friend? Click here for details)
$125 Design Assembly Student Friend
(Not a Design Assembly Student Friend? It’s free to sign up. Click here for details)

Tickets available via Eventbrite

(15 people maximum. This workshop requires a minimum of 8 people to run.)


Workshop summary:

  • Intro and presentation from Mat about his work, his history, the set up of Think Packaging and the work created there.
  • The core skills associated with cardboard engineering, the do’s and the don’ts, and the common misconceptions of a ‘box designer’ (it’s hip to be square!).
  • How to create the perfect hand cut sample/mockup and why it matters so much. Dielines created at Think Packaging will be used to create your own samples in various materials and stocks — with mentoring from Mat. Bring along your tools…
  • Q&A, debriefing and celebratory beers!


You will need to bring:

Pencil, pen, notepad
Craft knife – preferably with snap blades
Your preferred creasing tool (a ballpoint pen is good)
Metal ruler
Masking tape
Cutting mat
Double sided tape
Plasters (just in case!)


About Mat:


Mat Bogust is a structural cardboard engineer. He says that it’s all about creating more than just a box, not the same old shit!

THINK Packaging has started a cardboard revolution, challenging clients opinions that a standard box template is ‘good enough’. Well, it’s not. Not to Mat, he’s on a quest to put the sexy back into packaging.

See Mat’s latest work at:


Book now to avoid disappointment