TricorBraun Design & Engineering Group has announced that Collin Akemann has joined the company as industrial designer. He reports to industrial design manager Samantha Juna and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

In this role, Akemann designs and develops custom rigid packaging solutions for TricorBraun’s consumer packaged goods (CPG) brand owners located across the globe. With market insights and consumer trends in mind, Akemann works directly with clients to understand their needs and design imaginative concepts specific to required materials and manufacturing processes.

“In addition to his strong sense for aesthetics and form development - which is crucial for an industrial designer - Collin brings a tremendous amount of positive energy to the table,” said Juna. “He is passionate about the design process, and that attitude carries over into how he engages with our customers and interacts with our team. I’m excited to see Collin grow into his new role.”

With a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois, Akemann began his career as a freelance product designer, developing concepts for the retail, hospitality, entertainment, gaming and CPG industries. Before that, he served as a design intern at John Deere and Company, Abbott Nutrition and Labs and Bump Nonprofit Design Studio.

“I’ve always been interested in the arts, and I find this opportunity at TricorBraun to be a fascinating mix of art and engineering,” said Akemann. “I am energized to work with our customers every day to help turn their consumer and product needs into creative packaging designs.”