Design’s Impact on Business

The Rise of Minimalism in Beauty Packaging

The Rise of Minimalism in Beauty Packaging

In the last few years, minimalism has become somewhat ubiquitous in the branding world. From web design to retail locations to packaging, minimalist principles are everywhere. While it would be...
The Importance of “Design Thinking” for Package Design

The Importance of “Design Thinking” for Package Design

Brand Packaging recently looked to MSLK to debunk the popular myth that package design is merely decorative in function. As experts in luxury packaging design, here at MSLK, we approach our...
Embrace Design Early and Often For Success

Embrace Design Early and Often For Success

There’s a longstanding industry term for the visual aspect of packaging: “Decoration.” Unfortunately, this arcane term represents everything wrong with the old way of thinking — that design is merely...
Three Branding talks in 2016

Three Branding talks in 2016

  Join Sheri L Koetting as she gives insider tips about packaging, brand strategy, and overall brand positioning at three upcoming events. These talks are perfect for beauty brands who are thinking...
GCI ARTICLE: Natural Isn’t Enough

GCI ARTICLE: Natural Isn’t Enough

MSLK Partner and Chief Strategist, Sheri L Koetting's latest article for GCI Magazine tackles the concerns brands face when positioning themselves as "natural" or "organic." What may have worked well only a...
Does Your Beauty Brand Have a Purpose?

Does Your Beauty Brand Have a Purpose?

Many businesses are seeking ways to develop a brand story in order to form deeper connections to staff and customers. Giving back to a cause is a powerful way to...
4 Ways to Organize Your Brand around the User Experience

4 Ways to Organize Your Brand around the User Experience

Brands want their customers to be able to choose products that are right for them, and keep them coming back for more. Smart brands do so by basing their experience around...
When it Comes to Positioning, Natural Isn’t Enough

When it Comes to Positioning, Natural Isn’t Enough

    Beauty and personal care brands no longer can rely on “natural” or “organic” as their main differentiator when connecting with consumers. According to Kline & Co., natural personal...
Sheri Koetting Interviewed for Packaging Digest

Sheri Koetting Interviewed for Packaging Digest

Recently, our Strategy Director, Sheri Koetting, was asked by Packaging Digest about ways in which brands can effectively communicate their stories. Read all about it here: http://www.packagingdigest.com/packaging-design/have-your-brand-and-packaging-tell-the-right-story1601 Sheri will be moderating...
Sheri L Koetting Featured in Drake University Alumni Magazine

Sheri L Koetting Featured in Drake University Alumni Magazine

MSLK partner and Drake University alum, Sheri L Koetting was just featured in the alumni magazine, Drake Blue, in a wonderful article about those who've gone onto rewarding careers in...