Towards the end of 2019, I was asked for the third year in a row to design the packaging for a small group called 'ShareGin is Caring'. The project is independently run by a small gin-loving community where they all donate a bottle of gin and these are used to create a 24-day ginvent calendar. The Ginvent is also a blind tasted, meaning you don't know what gin you are having every day until the grand reveal on Boxing day. For this third year, there were two separate groups; the Navy group and the Teal group. This year I was asked to design the packaging and this year it included creating some illustration work too. The people who run the project had seen one of the Polar Bear illustrations I had created in 2018 for a Christmas card I had sold and asked if they could use it, and another one I would create, for the outer packaging and across its social media.  channels. As well as the illustrations on the individual boxes, I also designed everything that went inside the box, including; Labels for all 24 bottles, Tasting Notes card with serving suggestions for each day, First Impressions card to write opinions on each day, Let the Countdown BeGin postcard. I also designed a daily tasting note that was posted to social media daily with the serving suggestions of the corresponding gin. I loved getting to combine my love of graphic design and illustration whilst working on this project because it's not always a common occurrence. 

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