The Sonoco Institute

The Sonoco Institute was created to exploit the synergies that exist between the graphic communications and packaging science departments. It is the only university program in the country with this one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary approach to packaging as a core competency.

Andrew Hurley

R. Andrew Hurley is the uber-designer of the Sonoco Institute, has a M.S. in Packaging Science and is working towards a Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design from Clemson University. Andrew has over seven years of various packaging-related work experience, on-going consulting work, prior full time employment with three Fortune 500 companies, consulting initiatives with 20+ southeastern facilities, and has relationships with 50+ retail and vendor outlets. Prior employment with Clemson, Andrew owned and operated the fourth largest glycerin soap manufacturing business in South Carolina.

In 2006, Andrew joined Clemson University’s Department of Packaging Science as a Lecturer, where he teaches undergraduate-level courses in design. In 2008, Andrew joined the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics and offers various training and services to the packaging industry.