Kendyll Hillegas
artist & illustrator
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Zodax

Packaging Illustration for Apothecary Guild Candles

Packaging Illustration for Apothecary Guild Candles

Apothecary Guild, (a Zodax brand) is a line of high-end candles sold in boutiques throughout California and the west coast. I was commissioned to create original illustrations for their summer range of candle packaging. Art Direction: Kenneth Lilly

Tuberose

Tuberose

The assignment was to create work that evoked a sense of vintage botanical lithographs and scientific illustrations, emphasizing interesting forms, delicate linework and subtle colors.

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Calla Lily

Calla Lily

The client wanted to avoid overly showy blossoms in favor of depicting the full, natural form of the subjects, including their stems and leaves.

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Pine Fruit

Pine Fruit

Special care was taken to include imperfections inspired by those found in the real-life subjects to give the illustrations a natural, organic feel.

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Lotus

Lotus

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 The client wanted to have flexibility in composing the illustrations on the package, so each subject was created with a range of separate elements.

The client wanted to have flexibility in composing the illustrations on the package, so each subject was created with a range of separate elements.

Coconut Palm

Coconut Palm

In addition to making the packaging stand out on the shelves, the illustrations had to support and connect with the already-designed candles themselves, which were poured into beautifully formed and delicate ceramic vessels.Each element stood on its own stylistically, while working with the others in the set.

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Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Using traditional media and techniques while drawing inspiration from classical botanical illustration helped to achieve the client's goal of organic, understated elegance in their packaging.

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