E-Commerce Design Manager, DS Smith
Gavin is the e-commerce Design Manager for DS Smith Packaging, supporting the 600+ design and technical team with insights and training in best practice, along with the hosting of Blue Chip customer e-commerce workshops and development of scalable innovations.
An innovative, creative and visionary designer, he has never been afraid to work outside of his comfort zone and enjoys challenging projects. One of his key abilities is to be able to make innovative concepts that push the boundaries of materials or design into reality, by using extensive hands on experience and actively participating in the product development and manufacturing process. This ensures that not only are the customers expectations met or exceeded, but profitability and manufacturing success is achieved.
A seasoned packaging professional with over 25 years experience, Gavin has a proven track record for producing innovative designs, which has resulted in 14 recognitions at a national, European and international level, including the UK Packaging Awards, Starpacks and World Stars.
Drawing on first hand courier and customer experience, he created the DISCS™ e-commerce test process and equipment, along with supporting the building and installation of two laboratories in the UK and Netherlands. He also has a wide and extensive knowledge of the Amazon APASS Packaging Program, being the first designer to join and now provides best practice support in house or client side.