In his studio, Jo develops product ideas, cooperative design projects and packaging solutions for consumer products and cosmetics. He has considerable experience with, not to mention a soft spot for, niche brands.


Packaging and brand design for KOMBUCO FIZZ – handmade Bavarian kombucha in premium quality


Eau de Froehliche für Erik Kormann, making ofPackaging für Erik Kormann, Eau de Froehliche, STEAM PUNK, Famagusta
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Packaging für Erik Kormann, STEAM PUNK

Jo Zarth has designed striking packaging for the scents and perfumes of Berlin’s Erik Kormann. These unique designs work to complement Kormann’s distinctive scents such as Eau de Fröhliche and Steampunk. Please read an interview in German here: Aus Liebe zum Duft


One of Jo’s oldest clients is MÜHLE Shaving. Since 1998, when Jo began working with it, MÜHLE has grown from a small, family-run business into an international market leader.

Packaging für MÜHLE ORGANIC

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Produktdesign für MÜHLE Rasurkultur, leather bagProduktdesign für MÜHLE Rasurkultur, leather bag
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Photography and artwork for John Paul Kleiners album InterCity
Packaging für CD, Buckminster Fuller, TorontoPackaging für CD, Buckminster Fuller, Toronto

Jo also designed the artwork and packaging for Toronto band Buckminster Fuller’s 2015 cd “Was’nt That Fun!” Inspired by Honest Ed’s, that city’s now sadly closed bargain warehouse, and the design limitations imposed by Microsoft Word 2011, the playful yet refined design is a fine showcase for Jo’s sensibilities. (And don’t worry, the misplaced apostrophe in the title is intentional and a quote from an original Ed’s poster!)