I've come to the conclusion that koalas are shit at selling anything!
No one like to buy stuff with koalas plastered all over it, except for Japanese tourists, perhaps, but I suspect that's an obligation more than anything!
For this 3D Design brief, I had to redesign the packaging of an existing product that I felt was not particularly successful. I chose Koala No Marchi "pudding (creme caramel?) flavour" snacks - which are the nearest competitors to Hello Pandas - which have a much better design!
But we were told to come up with a new brand and sub-brand. I pretty much changed everything, because who likes pudding flavoured biscuits anyway? I tried them and they were gross! It was also an exercise in creating accurate die line templates. The original packaging is a hexagon column, and I think that it came out much more sellable than the original.
I got my hands on a program called Box Shot 3D which basically generates virtual packaging - it's pretty awesome! However, the only drawback with the version I have is that you can't create boxes with more than a 6 sides (a standard box).
Luckily my design works on both the hexagon box and standard box! And this image is the result of rendering a virtual package in Box Shot 3D
it's too cool!