Looking for a top packaging design company in Chicago?

Your company’s packaging design is important because identifies your brand. An effective packaging concept can distinguish your product from your competition and drive up consumer interest.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top packaging designers in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Chicago Packaging Design Companies

  • 1
    $25,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company based in London with offices in Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, and Chennai, India. The company, founded in 1953, has more than 5,800 employees and provides content marketing, branding, email marketing, event marketing & planning, packaging design, social media marketing, and video production services. SGK serves midmarket and other-sized companies in the consumer products & services, retail, financial services, and medical industries.

    Clients
    Nike
    Unilever
    Coca-Cola
    P&G
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A food & beverage company hired SGK to do packaging architecture and design work. SGK did prototyping, provided strategies and insights, and designed concepts. They also worked with the company's internal teams to explore different packaging ideas that would excite consumers and enhance consumer experience. SGK has been meeting the company's expectations in this ongoing engagement.

    "They’re very transparent regarding delivery time and have never gone past a deadline." - Innovation Manager, Food & Beverage Company

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Geneva IL

    Rule29 is a creative strategy and design firm based in Geneva, Ill. Their 20-person team provides a wide range of creative services including branding, web design, and print design. Founded in 2000, they specialize in mid-market clients. 

    Clients
    Fellowes
    McDonald's
    American Red Cross
    The Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A multinational publishing firm hired Rule29 for comprehensive brand management: Advertising, outreach, market research, and other aspects of developing and maintaining a brand. They helped the client expand into digital content from print-only publications, and helped implement a direct publisher-based marketing approach. The new strategy expanded market share with every product launch.

    "They're a very talented agency. Their creative work is top-notch. Our relationship with their entire team was really solid. They were adaptive to different sorts of projects, and the project actually gained scope as a result of our ability to work together." – Chief Marketing Officer, Multinational Publisher

  • 3
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 1996, Conjure is a full-service design agency based in Chicago. Their team of approximately 15 employees mostly services midmarket and enterprise-level clients in a variety of industries. While branding is their main offering, they also provide graphic and collateral design.

    Clients
    Verso
    Blackwood BBQ
    Optimo
    Protein Bar & Kitchen
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Conjure branded a newly-established brewing company. After narrowing down a brand identity, they materialized the brand through designs for merchandise and packaging. Their work resulted in the accrual of a social media following very early on in the engagement.

    "We’ve gained quite a few followers on Facebook and Instagram." — President, Brewery Startup

  • 4
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    The Motion Agency is a Chicago-based marketing firm specializing in branding, public relations, advertising, digital strategy, and graphic design enterprise, mid-market and small businesses in the retail, education, and manufacturing sectors. Founded in 2007, they employ around 50 people. 

    Clients
    Adobe
    American Manufacturing Association
    The Home Depot
    Bed, Bath & Beyond
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The Motion Agency was hired by a large labor union to develop its website and handle its advertising and PR. They wrote editorials and ads in local media and planned and promoted an event, all of which improved engagement. 

    “The advertisement that the Motion Agency created for Labor Day became the theme for our advertising for the next calendar year. It is visually stunning and a great representation of the brand. The posts on social media throughout the weekend resonated with out followers and received some of the highest engagement numbers for posts on our page.” – Chief of Staff, Labor Union. 
     

  • 5
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    HANGAR12, an advertising company, was launched in 2000. Their small team is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota and St. Louis, Missouri and offers advertising, digital strategy, marketing strategy, social media marketing, and more.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    HANGAR12 providing branding services for a food production company. This included promotional materials, packaging design, and merchandising.

    "They are open to conversations, suggestions, and debates."

  • 6
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Yeah Design Works is a visual communications company headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2007, the company has a team of one that specializes in packaging design, branding, and print design.

    Clients
    Cozy Spot
    Oster
    Synergenics
    CrockPot
    Notable Project

    Yeah Design Works created packaging and messaging for a consumer product company. The client wanted to enter the dog treats market, which is very competitive, and they needed packaging that would best represent their brand. Yeah Design Works collaborated with the client to come up with ideas, and then they designed the packaging using the client’s feedback. The new packaging has received praise from customers and retailers, satisfying the client. 

    “I’ve worked with a lot of different agencies in my career, and none listen as well as Yeah Design Works. They made sure they understood what we wanted and delivered exactly what we asked for.” — Co-Founder, Consumer Product Company

  • 7
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Popskull is an advertising agency located in Chicago. Since 2009, their team of fewer than 10 work with small businesses. They specialize in advertising, social media marketing, and PPC. 

    Clients
    SkinnyPop
    Tramontina
    Stolen Rum
    Devil Dawgs
    Notable Project

    Popskull completed the design of a transportation app. The agency also helped with advertising that would increase awareness of the app. They were responsible for the creative direction of the application.

    "They have been open to all feedback, changing their procedures, and digging in to make sure we are achieving what we need to do." — Marketing Manager, Transportation App

  • 8
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Lombard IL

    Yorke Printe Shoppe is a mid-sized printer with about 30 employees based out of Lombard, Ill. They've been providing print design, graphic design, and packaging design since 1969.

    Notable Project

    Yorke Printe Shoppe provided printing services to a food ingredients distributor that needed a vendor change. Their work included printing business cards, corporate brochures, and graphic design. Results include significant savings for the client, who praised their work ethic, project management, and communication.

    "They’re great at communicating what their products are and what they can do with different paper stock." – Content Manager, Food Ingredients Distributor

  • 9
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Costello Communications is a corporate branding and communications design firm founded in 1998 in Chicago. With a team of fewer than 5 employees, they provide branding, web design, graphic design, and more to small and enterprise-sized companies in business services, healthcare, and financial services industries. 

    Clients
    Water Street Corporate
    National Tropical Botanic Garden
    Leucadia Pharmaceuticals
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Costello Communications provided graphic and web design services to an art studio. They worked on brand identity, the studio's website, catalog design, and more, all of which received positive remarks for its sophisticated aesthetic. Their understanding of project needs was also noteworthy.

    "Even the printing company I work with is impressed by their work." – Owner, Art Studio 

  • 10
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Productivity Network (retouching and print services) is an advertising agency based in Chicago with more than two employees. They have offered corporate photography, print design, and graphic design solutions since their founding in 2020. They work with small and mid-market firms.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Productivity Network (retouching and print services) provided print and graphic design solutions for a startup advertising agency. The goal was to create print assets of high quality. The campaign is still currently underway.

    “There was so much attention to detail on the project from start-to-finish.” - Brand Manager, Startup Advertising Agency

  • 11
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Jacobson Rost is a marketing agency based in Chicago. Since it was founded in 1957, the agency has been specializing in advertising, branding, and packaging design. Their client base primarily includes enterprise-level businesses. Their current team includes 69 employees.

    Clients
    Lifeproof
    Buddig
    Miller Coors
    Potbelly
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Jacobson Rost completed branding services for a resort. The resort, while located in the United States, was based on African culture. The team at Jacobson Rost went to the continent to fully immerse themselves in the culture. The scope of their involvement included creating a series of videos and print materials. Thanks to these efforts, the resort now has had over a million social engagements.

     

  • 12
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Damen Jackson is a strategy and design agency based in Chicago. Since it was founded in 1998, the agency has retain a small team with 8 current employees. Damen Jackson provides packaging design, branding, and advertising services. Most of their clients are midmarket companies. 

    Clients
    KitchenAid
    Foodsaver
    Disney
    ChapStick
    Notable Project

    A food brand hired Damen Jackson to provide branding services. After completing consumer research, the agency worked on their packaging design and communication strategy. 

     

  • 13
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Design agency Soulsight is based in Chicago. Since it was founded in 1997, their team has grown to 74 employees. Soulsight offers expert services in branding, digital strategy, and packaging design. Their clients are mainly enterprise-level companies. 

    Clients
    Taco Bell
    Campbell's
    Blue Moon
    Gold Peak Tea
    Notable Project

    Soulsight developed visual branding assets for a popular alcoholic drink. The client wanted to connect to Generation X. By embracing a simple and fun-hearted design, the new brand has continued to stand apart in the industry. 

     

  • 18
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Elgin IL
    Established in 2014, Quantum Plastics is a packaging design company. Headquartered in Elgin, Illinois, their midsize team specializes in packaging design and product design.
  • 21
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    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Waukegan IL
    Packaging design company The Visual Pak Companies was launched in 1982. They are headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois and have a midsize team. The Visual Pak Companies specializes in packaging design.
  • 25
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Based in Chicago, Illinois, Elegant Packaging is a packaging design and product design company. The midsize agency was launched in 1910. Their team offers packaging design and product design.
  • 27
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    North Aurora IL
    PreferPack is a small packaging design company. They specialize in packaging design and were founded in 1976. The agency is headquartered in North Aurora, Illinois.
  • 30
    Practical Packaging Solutions Logo

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    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Glendale Heights IL
    Practical Packaging Solutions, a packaging design company, is located in Glendale Heights, Illinois. The company provides packaging design and has a small team.The company was established in 2003.
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