PharmaStrip Flash-Dissolve Oral Strip

Derrick Lin


Design: Affinity Creative Group
Location: United States
Project Type: Produced
Client: PharmaStrip
Product Launch Location: United States
Packaging Contents: Flash-Dissolve Oral Strips
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper

Affinity Creative Group Develops a 360-degree Customer Experience for PharmaStrip

With the hectic, ever-increasing pace of life, people’s interest in alternatives to pharmaceuticals are at an all-time high. Articles suggest that many turn to CBD for what are believed to be its anti-inflammatory properties as well as its reported ability to aid with anxiety and sleep.

PharmaStrip set out to offer a better form factor for the delivery of CBD and dietary supplements including a Melatonin product. For over two years, the brand has developed a line of innovative products, using flash-dissolve oral strips to optimize bioavailability and provide more rapid absorption, as well as to offer precise dosing in a convenient format. Simply put, their vision was to seek to create a world of wellness beyond prescriptions.

Affinity Creative Group developed a 360-degree customer experience to deliver on that vision, creating all touchpoints for the brand’s rollout. This multidisciplinary project featured Affinity’s expertise in customer segmentation, brand positioning, tagline, package design, website development, retail displays, and launch point-of-sale materials.

Building off research insights from the CBD category, Affinity identified the persona of busy, white-collar professionals balancing the demands of career and family who find themselves continuously on the go. They are typically high-achievers who look to alternatives to prescription medicine. Understanding that wellness is a prerequisite for performance within this group, Affinity created the tagline “Discover Wellness, Discover Performance” as the single message on which to build the brand.

With the “Discover Wellness, Discover Performance” messaging established, Affinity created a brand identity and package design which features an array of concentric rings to help evoke the feeling of dynamic movement and precision. Currently PharmaStrip’s offerings include a Hemp CBD oral strip and Melatonin oral strip available in multiple flavors, including Peppermint, Cinnamon, Spearmint, Coffee, Pineapple, Strawberry and Vanilla Cake. The re-closable carton containing the strips was designed to be as functional and as relatable as a pack of gum.

While the brand continues to explore and develop new offerings in the supplement space, PharmaStrip is currently planning a roll-out of their Hemp CBD and Melatonin flash-dissolve oral strips for nationwide distribution.