+44 (0)7941 390085 solutionys@gmail.com

Are you having trouble finding the box solutions you need?


  • Are you having difficulty finding paper based alternative solutions, to plastic packaging?


  • I design and create solutions for many of these issues….
  • Also…. I specialise in replacing  blister packs with paperboard. All better for the planet. Go to The Little Hanging Box Co, below
Talk to meThe Little Hanging Box Co

Picking the most obvious pack design could cost you time & money.




I have many types of client.

Box Plants, Small eCommerce businesses, Large Retailers, Branding Agencies, Small engineering companies and many in between.

They have one thing in common: They need structural design help that others cannot provide, either they can’t find the experienced designers they need, they’re not getting the service they expect or they prefer to work with an independent designer.



~ I provide pack optimisiation help.

~ Create replacment designs for plastic with paper based packaging.

~ Cost effective solutions.

~ Designs that run well in box plants.

~ Help with packaging systems, Case erector/Wrapround issues.

~ I invent new packaging for todays markets: Such as eCommerce,   Batteries & Cooler subscription Boxes


~ I also mentor and train new designers.




Get My Design Help

Avoid the Void Fill

What is going on here?

Contact me.... I always listen

Right Box - Right Cost- Nothing Left

Contact email: solutionys@gmail.com

Mobile: 07941 390085

Is compliance with Amazon’s

Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP)

Vendor Incentive Program baffling you?

Get Help Here……

Everything you need to know

about cardboard box performance, production, design, testing for eCommerce

and replacing plastic packaging

Does Your e-Commerce Packaging Survive The Journey?

Will it pass an ISTA (International Safe Transit Authority) or Amazon 6A FFP or SIOC (Ships in own container)

Often you’ll get what someone thinks is the design to use but probably haven’t thought too much about the Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) Vendor Incentive Program or even proper protection, delighting the customer, disposal or production costs.

If you’re not sure your pack will pass one of Amazon’s ISTA tests then see how we can save you a four figure £ sum by being a three figure % sure it can.

Using our e-PPAD test system we can help establish if it will pass and if not we assist in design changes.


About How I can Pre-test and Re-design..

All about eceeboxes Academy for box designers


Train you designers A to Z

Everything designers need to know as they don’t know what they don’t know!!!!

3 modules, from newbies to masterclass on value engineering.

No other course offers this training anywhere.

This course is online, learn at own pace

But I also run in house Face to Face courses.

Just contact me to arrange

All based on 5 decades of knowledge and experiences


For more detail go the the training site



Also , a unique service……

Ask Mick

You get free mentoring too for a period of time


As An Independent This Is How I Work With You

Well, without looking like a CV here is a small list of skills and help I can offer.


Apart from all the ISTA stuff I can also help:

Contact me: 07941 390085



  • If you’re a boxmaker and your Design resource is overwhelmed, help is always on hand for those who ask for it, as they say!!!


  • I’ve been an independent designer for nearly 20 years and have 49 years of experience in total with differing types of box businesses.


  • I am very commercially savvy, so as cost and pricing is very important in todays business climate I’m not just a Designer..


Having recently done nearly 6 years in one of the two biggest European box businesses I have a lot to offer from the big world of packaging, particularly as I set up the e-Pack Packright DISCS test lab in MK.


Designing for conversion machinery is more important than ever, I can transform a design teams thinking and direction.


Training is something designers today do not seem to get much of.. I can help with that too.


What Can We Do Together?

Why a Millimetre is so Important

RETAIL READY PACKS ..Ship More To Store!!!!!!!!

Are you sure your bottles or cartons are the right size?

If you’re changing the size due to new plastic materials etc, now’s your chance to optimise your boxes and pallet volumes.

Find the optimised pack and retain cash if you’re a producer and supplier to the retail world

Talk to me: 07941 390085


Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

So is your packaging right?
  •  New pack design is my bread and butter.
  • Finding new ways to protect products is very important in our  sustainability drive.
  • e-Commerce has been a big part of my recent work.
  • Just note: All packs shown on this site are the Design Right of Creative Shift, 2022, unless stated otherwise.

I also have my own sister site
Where you can find boxes to buy in small quantities for artisans/crafters and small businesses who just need boxes that work.



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