About

Uneka

U·ne·ka – \yů-‘nē-kə\

Unique and Adaptable, that’s us

A design firm that understands the demands and drivers of manufacturing. A manufacturing company that values and supports the aesthetics of great design. With Uneka, you get the best of both worlds. We understand what an important role packaging can play in the product experience. We combine leading-edge industrial design with on- and off-shore manufacturing capabilities to deliver impactful packages that make products stand out on the shelf and in the minds of consumers.

Research

Finding fresh approaches is our specialty. At the outset, our design engineers uncover everything that’s important to you in the project; budget, look and feel, materials requirements, audience influences – and use those as filters for exploring a variety of approaches.

Inspiration can come from just about anywhere – architecture, automotive, nature, engineering principles, other technology products. Our goal is to find the new approaches or proven methods that best fit what you need. We explore materials
that complement that vision
and help you get closer to
your goals.

Design

From old-fashioned sketching right to 3D rendering, we explore every aspect of your solution during design. We look at costing as early as possible to ensure that what we present fits within your budget. Our designers work in Solidworks and ProE, we can start packaging design even before you have a product prototype. We work right from your 3D files, or create accurate 3D representations of your ideas, which means you get 3D perspective of the concepts we develop right from the start.

Because we manufacture the vast majority of our designs, we have an extensive knowledge of materials and make methods. We can quickly and easily
build costing matrix models that allow you to easily identify where you are on your manufacturing budgets and design parameters.

Implementation

Once you’ve selected a design direction, we make physical mock-ups using different materials to explore all the options. Whether the final design ends up in molded pulp, thermoform plastic, or some other material, we want you to know what it looks like, how it feels, and how it will hold up. We test to all industry standard protocols, allowing us to evaluate our options and validate the design at various stages. We are then enabled to create efficiencies throughout production.

Our implementation efforts can range from creating SLAs or box samples on the CAD table to developing prototype tooling and molded parts. In addition to physical testing, we also provide packaging samples for user testing or focus groups.

Realization

Whether you manufacture your own packages or need a resource that can take the process from design all the way through manufacturing, Uneka can set you up for success. Our design files are tool-ready from the very beginning, which means you can ramp up for mass production very quickly.

You can also tap into our domestic manufacturing expertise or our multiple locations in Asia to bring your package to market. We handle all aspects of tooling, manufacturing, sub-assembly and logistics to your
contract manufacturer or distribution center.