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LCBO Merchandising Tool Kit for Valentines

Paige Smith Design LCBO Valentines Day Merchandising Tool Kit

Valentine’s Day Merchandising Tool Kit for LCBO



Valentine’s Day is one of my most favourite special days of the year. To celebrate the day of love at the LCBO, I designed this visual identity for the Valentine’s Day merchandising tool kit. Merchandising kits are provided to the retail stores to celebrate and decorate special occasions and holidays during the calendar year. Their other purpose was to discourage store staff from decorating with cheap and off-brand tchotchkes from the dollar store. Each kit provides signage and other components to promote the selection of curated products for each occasion. What’s not to love? Hearts, hugs and kisses!






Paige Smith Designs LCBO Valentines Day Merchandising Tool Kit

Bottle-Neck Tags





Paige Smith Design LCBO Valentines Day Merchandising Tool Kit

Contact Sheet





Paige Smith Designs LCBO Valentines Day Merchandising Tool Kit

Signage and Gift Tag





Paige Smith Designs LCBO Valentines Day Merchandising Tool Kit

Merchandising Plan



I was also responsible for an entire calendar year of merchandising kits for these holidays as well: Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving and Halloween.




Wean Green

Paige Smith Portfolio Wean Green Intro

Eco-Friendly Packaging for Wean Green



I am always excited to work on packaging projects, including this one for Wean Green, a company that manufacturers reusable tempered glass food containers. Started by an entrepreneurial mom with two young girls, her mission was to create eco-friendly, unbreakable and microwavable safe food containers. After the initial launch, the product line grew by adding additional shapes of the containers to suit the needs of busy moms. Since the branding identity for Wean Green was already established, my design skills were engaged to leverage the brand to create the artwork for five new skus in the product line.






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I loved working with the playful colour palette, inspired by healthy fruits and vegetables: carrots are orange, raspberries are pink, blueberries are blue and peas are green. In keeping with the eco-friendly nature of the product, the containers were packaged in 100% recyclable material and Wean Green donates 1% of their profits to environmental organizations (1% for the Planet).






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As the glass food containers were being manufactured in Korea, the factory was also responsible for the printing of the packaging. For efficiency and accuracy, I was provided illustrator templates for each new product sku from the printer. I proposed a new die line to be in a shape of a leaf, to visually connect back to the Wean Green logo.






Paige Smith Portfolio Wean Green Snack Cubes Raspberry

The most challenging aspect of the project was managing the time difference between Korea and Canada. Working as a freelance graphic designer, I was able to accommodate my working schedule to be available ‘first thing in the morning’ — checking emails at midnight to follow up and make sure all aspects of the project was moving forward smoothly.


Au Lit Fine Linens

Paige Smith Portfolio Au Lit Fine Linens

Sale Campaign for Au Lit Fine Linens



Au Lit Fine Linens offers beautiful and quality bed linens, with the promise they will ‘change the way you sleep’. Twice a year, the company holds their annual month-long Pillow & Duvet sale, traditionally advertised through print ads in the Globe & Mail, newsletter campaigns, in-store signage and online marketing. Appealing to a broader demographic, a pillow giveaway was offered to a lucky follower on Instagram. To promote this sale on Instagram, I created a campaign to connect a customers ‘warm and fuzzy’ feelings of bedtime moments to Au Lit Fine Linen’s products. Styling and art directing scenes of reading and enjoying cups of tea in bed, I photographed the social media coordinator,  lounging in Au Lit’s luxurious pyjamas, pillows and duvets. The visual identity created — featuring simple vignettes and natural light — set the tone for the look and feel that is still being used.






Paige Smith portfolio featuring Au Lit Fine Linens social media campaign

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Paige Smith Portfolio Au Lit Fine Linens


Branding Identity

Paige Smith Laurie Blaha Brand Identity Primary Logo

Brand Identity for Real Estate Agent



Laurie Blaha just earned her real estate license and desired to have a brand identity that would set herself apart from other Royal LePage agents — professional, classy and elegant, sophisticated and knowledgeable. I created the icon of interlocking ‘B’s which emphasized the initial of her last name for the bold and architectural element she was looking for. The client absolutely adores her new brand identity on all of her marketing materials which others have said is ‘… Laurie’.






Paige Smith Portfolio Laurie Blaha Brand Identity

Pulling from Laurie’s inspirations on Pinterest, I created a focused mood board which captured the visual direction of her new identity — elegant and sophisticated — to portray a knowledgeable and professional presence.


I explored options of interlocking ‘B’s — which emphasized the initial of the clients’ last name — for the bold and architectural element she was looking for.


Paige Smith Portfolio Laurie Blaha Brand Identity Style BoardThe client absolutely adores her new brand identity on all of her marketing materials — including business cards, signage, postcards and more.



Fresh Flowers

Paige Smith Portfolio Albertsons Fresh Flowers logo

Logo for Albertson’s Flower Department



After a redesign of was completed, the client reached out to Critical Mass to also create a new ‘fresh flowers’ logo for the flower department both in-store and online. After many creative rounds, I was brought on the project to bring in a fresh and ‘feminine’ design aesthetic. The client loved their new logo; simple, clean and witty treatment of the ‘O’ as a stylized flower.






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Artichoke Magazine

Paige Smith Portfolio Artichoke Magazine

Award-Winning Artichoke Magazine



For seven years, I organized the editorial content and designed the layout of the magazine which was published four times a year. I also approved the blue line of the sixty-four page magazine for final printing and communicated back and forth with the editor who lived in a different city via phone, fax and email. During my time working on Artichoke magazine, it was recognized as Magazine of the Year at the Western Magazine Awards.







Heirloom Keepsakes Ring Holders

Paige Smith Portfolio Ring Holder

Vintage Saucer Ring Holder

Fleur Blanche published in WedLuxe magazine

Photo credit: Krista Fox Photography



Brand Mood Board

I created a mood board for the Heirloom Keepsakes brand — with a colour palette of soft whites, creams and golds with a hint of black for a bit of drama.


Paige Smith Portfolio ring holders in Anthropologie

Sold in Anthropologie

I fulfilled a wholesale order of 450 vintage saucers ring holders with a successful 92% sell-through rate in thirty-five Anthropologie stores across North America.



Paige Smith Portfolio Packaging for ring holders

Luxury Packaging

Working with a manufacturer in China, I designed packaging for the one-of-a-kind ring holders. All pieces are accessorized with a tag and tied with a pretty bow to match the saucers main accent colour.


Paige Smith Portfolio WedLuxe Booth

Booth Design for WedLuxe Wedding Show


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Website Design

I design and manage all aspects of the brand, including the website, styling and photographing all products and grow my social following through Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.



Heirloom Keepsakes Dessert Domes

Paige Smith Portfolio Fleur Blanche Dessert Domes

Mini Dessert Dome

Fleur Blanche published in WedLuxe magazine

Photo Credit: Krista Fox Photography



Paige Smith Portfolio Botanical Bliss

For Sweets Tables

Each mini dome is custom made to reflect the brides’ wedding colours/theme for wedding cake and dessert tables.

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Photo credit: Rhythm Photography