Ten Creative & Inspiring CD Package Redesign Concepts From Recent FIDM Grads

CDs have been around for over thirty years now. Just like any printed medium in a digitalized quickly evolving world like ours, people discuss them becoming obsolete just like the vinyl records of the seventies. Even if CD packages did become paperless, the need for bold, creative, and eye-catching design would never diminish. If anything, digitalized packaging will become more of a challenge for the designer as they use two dimensions instead of three.

Graphic Design (Branding) Students at FIDM / Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising are required to take the class “Brand-X” where students investigate the visual and physical personality of a current brand and develop an effective visual identity for it, utilizing all applicable marketing materials. For this project, students chose a band or artist and then redesigned one of their album’s CD packaging.

We have listed ten CD package redesign concepts from recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates for your inspiration.

Jen Cienfuegos – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Up From Below

 

Jen Cienfuegos’ CD package redesign concept for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Up From Below album

Jen Cienfuegos’ CD package redesign concept for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’
Up From Below album

Athena Saridakis – Lynyrd Skynyrd’s All Time Greatest Hits 

 

Athena Saridakis’ CD package redesign concept for Lynyrd Skynyrd’s All Time Greatest Hits album

Athena Saridakis’ CD package redesign concept for Lynyrd Skynyrd’s All Time Greatest Hits album

Christian Alvarado – Death Cab For Cutie’s Plans 

Christian Alvarado’s CD package redesign concept for Death Cab For Cutie’s Plans album

Christian Alvarado’s CD package redesign concept for Death Cab For Cutie’s Plans album

 

Angelica Villegas – Hellogoodbye’s Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!

Angelica Villegas CD package redesign concept for Hellogoodbye’s Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! album

Angelica Villegas CD package redesign concept for Hellogoodbye’s Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! album

 

Krizia Soetaniman – Hillsong’s Beautiful Exchange

Krizia Soetaniman’s CD package redesign concept for Hillsong’s Beautiful Exchange album

Krizia Soetaniman’s CD package redesign concept for Hillsong’s Beautiful Exchange album

 

Heidi Robins – Usher’s Confessions

Heidi Robins’ CD package redesign concept for Usher’s Confessions album

Heidi Robins’ CD package redesign concept for Usher’s Confessions album

 

Lynn Lee – Ramones Greatest Hits

Lynn Lee’s CD package redesign concept for Ramones’ Greatest Hits album

Lynn Lee’s CD package redesign concept for Ramones’ Greatest Hits album

 

Breanna Broach – Hollywood Undead’s Notes From The Underground

Breanna Broach’s CD package redesign concept for Hollywood Undead’s Notes From The Underground album

Breanna Broach’s CD package redesign concept for Hollywood Undead’s Notes From The Underground album

 

Eric Ramos – MGMT’s Oracular Spectacular

Eric Ramos’ CD package redesign concept for MGMT’s Oracular Spectacular album

Eric Ramos’ CD package redesign concept for MGMT’s Oracular Spectacular album

 

Rachaelle Swanner – Sublime’s Robbin’ the Hood

Rachaelle Swanner’s CD package redesign concept for Sublime’s Robbin’ the Hood album

Rachaelle Swanner’s CD package redesign concept for Sublime’s Robbin’ the Hood album

 

Feel free to browse the full portfolios of these, and other recent graduates here: Graphic Design Portfolios 

Questions/comments? Email the editor, Mani O’Brien at mobrien@fidm.edu

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Author: James Peacock

James Peacock is a Digital Marketing Specialist at FIDM in Los Angeles, California. He received his A.A. in Graphic Design from FIDM and was hired as Social Media Assistant in 2013 by his alma mater in order to help grow the institution’s social media marketing efforts. James now combines two of his passions, telling stories and solving problems by managing data-driven marketing campaigns across multiple channels that ultimately result in a positive return on investment.

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