Pentawards which recognizes global packaging design excellence revealed its jury for this year’s competition. This will mark the 15th year the awards have been given out.
Launched in 2007 with just 10 judges, the 2021 Pentawards will bring together 40 leading creative minds to judge and celebrate best-in-class packaging design from across the globe.
Pentawards aims to champion and celebrate great packaging design across all industries, with its jury of 40 members consisting of experts from 16 brands and 24 agencies spread across the packaging, design, and technology sectors. Representatives from leading businesses such as LEGO, Mars, and PepsiCo highlight the continued growth of the awards body.
The jury is spread across 20 different countries and four continents, providing a variety of experiences and backgrounds, and includes 12 female judges. Among the jury are president, Clem Halpin, Design Lead at Taxi Studio, Camille de Dominicis, Co-founder of Eminente by Moët Hennessy, Emily Kokenge, Vice President Design Innovation and Capability at P&G, Dave Roberts, Creative Partner at Superunion, and Ashwini Deshpande, Co-founder of Elephant Design.
This year’s awards will feature new categories and over 70 sub-categories.
“In the last 14 years, the Pentawards has established itself as the leading voice recognizing excellence around the world in packaging design,” said Adam Ryan, Head of Pentawards. “As part of a global community, we owe it to our colleagues and peers to ensure that our judging panel reflects as diverse a range of perspectives as possible.”
“Last year was massively influenced by our response to the pandemic,” added Clem Halpin, President of the Pentawards jury and Design Lead Taxi Studio.
“My hope is that new ways of working and collaborating will lead to an explosion of original work and new thinking – as problem solvers we have a natural ability to adapt. Our jury is larger and more diverse than it ever has been as we strive to reflect the global nature of the Pentawards. I can’t wait for this year, it’s a privilege to be involved in such an inspiring program with so many talented people!”
Entries for the competition open on 1st February, and the 2021 Shortlist will be revealed on 28 May. For more information, visit the website.
Clem Halpin –Taxi Studio – Design Lead – UK
Paco Adin – Supperstudio – Creative Director – Spain
Carolina Alzate – Open Lab – Business Director – Columbia
Jonas Andersson – Brand Union – Managing Director – Sweden
Matthieu Aquino – PepsiCo – Vice President Global Beverage & Brand Experience – USA
Stepan Azyryan – Backbone Branding – Creative Director – Armenia
Pavla Chuykina – Pavla Design – Senior Design Director – Australia
Camille de Dominicis – Eminente by Moët Hennessy – Co Founder, Brand Director – France
Patrick De Grande – Quatre Mains – Founder and Creative “Farmer” – Belgium
XiongBo Deng – ShenZhen Lingyun Creative Packaging Design Co. LTD – Creative Director – China
Ashwini Deshpande – Elephant Design – Co-Founder Director – India
Mario Di Paolo – Spazio Di Paolo – Founder and Creative Director – Italy
Ramses Dingenouts – Heineken – Senior Packaging & Identity Design Manager Global Commerce – Holland
Aaron Egon – ButterflyCannon – Creative Director – UK
Jamie Ellul – Supple Studio – Creative Director – UK
Teman Evans – General Mills – Global Head of Design – USA
John Glasgow – Vault 49 – Co-Founder – USA
Steve Honour – Diageo – Design and Visual Identity Leader, Innovation, Europe & Africa – UK
Ryuta Ishikawa – FRAME Inc – Art Director & Designer – Japan
Guozheng Jiang – NX Creative – Founder – China
Emily Kokenge – P&G – Vice President Design & Innovation & Global Capability – Switzerland
Titha Kraemer – Bendito Design – Partner & Director – Brazil
Chen Lu – Xiaomi – MI Ecosystem – Design Director – China
Kevin Marshall – Microsoft – Creative Director of Design – USA
Uwe Melichar – Melichar Bros. / EPDA President – Managing Partner – Germany
Daniele Monti – Amazon – Director, Brand & Packaging Design / Consumables Private Brands – USA
Davide Mosconi – Auge Design – Creative Design – Italy
Ippei Murata – Shiseido – Creative Partner – Japan
Sam O’Donaghue – Established – Founder & Creative Director – USA
Angelina Pischikova – Pearlfisher – Graphic Designer – Belarus
Jon Rathbone – Facebook – Packaging Design Lead – USA
Brian Rice – 3M – Vice President, Chief Brand and Design Officer 3M Design – USA
Dave Roberts – Superunion – Creative Partner – UK
Tatiana Ryfer – Carrefour – Head of Branding & Visual Identity – France
Sebastien Servaire – Servaire & Co – CEO & Designer – France
Bruno Singulani – Nestle – Global Head of Brand Identity & Design – Switzerland
Helle Soegaard Rasmussen – LEGO – Senior Creative Manager – Denmark
Jane Struk – Depot Branding Agency – Art Director – Russia
Beatriz Suárez López – Estudio Maba – Co-founder and Head of Strategy – Spain
Chloe Templeman – Design Bridge – Creative Director – UK
Richard Walzer – Mars – Head of Design, EMEA – UK
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