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Mat Bogust

Structural Packaging Designer

Auckland, New Zealand

Work Experience

THINK Packaging

Director | Structural Packaging Designer

I started THINK Packaging in May 2010 with a clear mission - to create exceptional packaging design. I am armed with skill, sheer determination, drive and a passion for my work. Having been a cardboard engineer for over a decade this has led me to work with many major agencies and blue-chip companies as the invaluable part of the creative/design process for new and innovative packaging solutions. My client base ranges from New Zealand, Australia, USA, the UK and beyond. A packaging designer who listens to a brief properly and makes things happen. Understanding that a box is not just a box ... it’s a purpose, it’s a thing of beauty that needs to be done correctly, along with openly identifying and demonstrating the efforts to create clever, un-complicated packages that help this world from being swamped with excessive use of materials. My goal in business is to push boundaries and become "that guy" for exceptional structural packaging - to be viewed as a cardboard engineer rather than a box maker. No gimmicks, a head full of ideas, great design and rocking a good attitude is the heart of THINK Packaging. Work created here has been showcased on the world’s leading packaging design sites and are wanted for various book publications. Alongside these, recent collaboration projects will be submitted for approval at the various design awards around the world.
May 2010 - Present Auckland, New Zealand

Skills

10+ Years Experience, Account Management, Bespoke Design, CAD Software, Cardboard Engineer, Concept Models, Dielines, Innovation, Ninja Packaging Skills, Passion, Photography, Production Management, Sample Making,

Additional Information - Stuff I like...

Spending the majority of my life in England, I found nothing better to do in the rain than to play football! I love the game and play whenever I can. With two seasons snowboarding under my belt in Wanaka/Queenstown NZ, I look forward to seeing snow again. I’m also a bit of a drummer - With a passion for good music, it’s always a great way to relax and let off some steam. Also, discovering how much I enjoy photographing my work, this is something that I would love to delve into further. I’m now known to have my camera around my neck looking for interesting shots.