About Us

We are an industrial and visual design group specializing in packaging and manufacturing.

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At a glance, we might look small… but we are mighty. Our team consists of individuals that have demonstrated an expert understanding in packaging realm. We are proud to host an environment that not only attracts amazing people but amplifies their abilities and helps them do their best work. Our office is located in heart of downtown Pleasanton. Within blocks, employees can grab coffee from Starbucks, dine out at one of the many restaurants, or enjoy happy hour cocktails and local beer on tap. The team favorite is Beer Baron… conveniently located downstairs from our office.

Adam Richardson
CEO

Adam’s first exposure to Uneka was in 2000, when he helped co-found the company and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In 2012, he became the President and CEO. Adam’s understanding of global logistics and manufacturing systems allows Uneka to quickly solve for their client requests, design and engineering problems that arise. With his leadership, Uneka is recognized as an award winning Packaging Design agency, specializing in structural design, visual design, and manufacturing.

Chris Palmer
Chief Creative Officer

Chris is the Chief Creative Officer, Chairman, and Co-Founder of Uneka. He has had a long career of product and packaging design. Chris has built an award-winning design and engineering team. With over 25 years of design for manufacturing experience. Chris helps guide the team and collaborates closely with all teams at the client level.

Kho Chiah Sek
General Manager - China Team

Kho has been in the packaging field since 1993 working with Japanese, American and Singapore Packaging manufacturing companies. Kho speaks fluent English, Mandarin and four Chinese Dialects. With a mechanical engineering background, he oversees supply chain management, taxation and quality control as well as manages the Uneka China team.

Peter Caropelo
Creative Director

Peter is a results-oriented leader with degrees in Engineering and Graphic Design. He exhibits original thinking, strategy, and targeted visual communications that delivers clear results. His extensive experiences include working on brands such as Marc Jacobs, Ole Henriksen, The Discovery Channel, Silicon Graphics, Pepsi, and Quaker Oats.

Racelle Advincula
Project Manager

Racelle is a Project Manager with a BS in Packaging from San Jose State University. With a few years of experience in packaging design and engineering, Racelle brings packaging knowledge and project management skills to the table. She is a small but mighty individual who works hard to create long lasting relationships and understand clientele needs in order to communicate plans and projects efficiently and effectively.

Stephanie Borba
Project Manager

Stephanie is an accomplished professional with 4 years of project management experience in the retail packaging industry. Her flourishing creativity generates a strong problem-solving ability for efficient and innovative ideas. She is detail-oriented with superb communication skills that allows her to understand project scope and execute timelines in order to ensure a successful project from start to finish.

Tracy Donlin
Project Manager

A Chico State Graduate, Tracy has 10 plus years experience working in the fast paced supply chain of luxury beauty brands. Spending the last three years as a project manager, she enjoys providing the path to lead her customers to the best possible packaging considering budget, timing and the perfect design.

Daniel Gamez
Lead Industrial Designer

Originally from Mexico, Daniel graduated with a BA in Industrial Design from the Academy of Art University. Before arriving to San Francisco, Daniel had the opportunity to study in Argentina and Barcelona. Daniel excels in unique ideation and problem-solving abilities when it comes to executing designs for manufacturing.

Jin Hongmin
Industrial Designer

Originally from Hangzhou, Jin has BE degree in Industrial design, Tongji University. MFA in Industrial Design, Purdue University. Jin is highly reliable and attentive to design principles and aesthetics. To him, design is a creative activity with purposes to make people feel or admire the beauty within the details.

Jooeun Jung
Industrial Designer

Jooeun was born in South Korea and started her career as an Industrial Designer with an internship at the Design Continuum. With a passion and curiosity for a broader world of design, she moved to New York in 2007 and started working for consumer beauty company, Kiss Products. In 2014, Jooeun and her family moved to the Bay Area desiring a better life and environment to raise her kids. Jooeun has worked with brands such as P&G, KRAFT, Gillette, Pantene, Tide, Pampers, Crystal Light, and Clorox.

Ivy Lee
Project Manager

Xiaoming Liu
Quality Control Manager

Xiaoming graduated from Wuhan University in China with a bachelors degree in Printing Engineering. He has been working in the printing and packaging industry for over 10 years. He excels at risk assessment and tailoring solutions to avoid issues before mass production, effectively saving time and cost for the customer, the supplier and our company.

Lyle Livingston-Guanzon
Industrial Designer

After earning a BFA in Industrial Design from the Academy of Art University, Lyle served as a designer at Smart Design and tech startups Henge Docks, and Sensel before joining Uneka. Lyle’s quality rendering, precision prototyping and understanding of manufacturing processes are indispensable to the Uneka team and our clients.

Nathan Nickel
Senior Graphic Designer

Nathan has a BFA from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Majoring in Visual Communications, he worked in a print shop during school to gain hands-on experience. Self-taught in web design, he then went on to intern at NBC Sports as a web designer and has since worked at notable agencies on dozens of accounts in the digital and print realms.

Araya Stewart
Project Manager

Tyler Stewart
Project Manager

Candy Tan
Project Manager

Candy has been working in the packaging industry since graduating from college and joining Uneka in 2013. She helps facilitate projects and communicates with clients in the US as well as Chinese factories to provide packaging cost calculation and on-going cost reductions. She helps to manage import and export logistics and is able and willing to pitch in with a variety of other tasks that arise on a daily basis.

Rachel Westerhoff
Graphic Designer

Rachel is a multimedia designer with a BA in Communication Design from California State University, Chico. She brings 8 years of design and marketing experience and exposure in the entertainment, sporting goods, and cybersecurity industry. Rachel thrives in problem-solving situations and aspires to produce original, one-of-a-kind projects.

Susan Wang
Project Manager

Arfon Wang
Project Manager

Rex Xu
Project Manager

Rex has a bachelors degree in electronic engineering and now has eight years of experience working as a sourcing & procurement specialist in packaging related areas for several different companies. Rex loves to play board games with friends, enjoy the outdoors and travel. He is a recognized foodie by friends and an avid basketball fan.

Helen Zhan
Project Manager

Helen has been working in packaging industry for about 8 years since graduating from college with a bachelors degree in Business English. She handles multiple accounts for Uneka in East China and ensures that production goes smoothly. At work, Helen is reliable and responsible team member with an aggressive working attitude and strong communication skills.