It’s back! And true to form, this year's nominees produced some of the most unique and memorable designs we’ve ever seen. Designs that pushed traditional boundaries and transformed brands from the expected to the delightfully unexpected. Take a look at how our global community left a lasting impression on the year we'll never forget.
Meet the jury
Eros Torre is the founder of On Packaging, a community of designers and creatives engaged in the debate on aesthetic, functional and environmental issues related to packaging design. Torre believes in a world where evolution is not driven only by technological progress, but where the future is designed by philosophers, artists and designers.
Graduated in International Relations, he has been working for over ten years in television production, copyright consultancy and digital communication. Passionate about images and their influence on people, in his free time he attends movie theaters, galleries and museums. And supermarkets, of course.
Julia Masalska is a branding designer and design educator. Her design work is shaped by thoughtful concepts and a multi-disciplinary approach. Julia has worked for brands like Panda Express, Jameson Whiskey and Adobe.
In addition to her design career, she works on design tool innovation and the education of career transitioning or self-learning individuals. She is passionate about design technology, dogs and coffee. In her free time you can find her on her Instagram page or on her YouTube channel.
Steven Gianakouros recently joined Vistaprint as Vice President of Design to help bring good design to millions of small businesses around the world. Prior to that, he led brand, product design and creative strategy initiatives for Netflix. He has over 20 years of experience building simple, clean and measurably effective experiences for some of the biggest financial, retail and entertainment companies in the world. When not building teams or brands, he can be found in the garage making a mess with his young children.
Vratislav Pecka was born in Prague in 1988. He studied video editing and animation before discovering graphic design was his true passion. He has over a decade of experience as a freelancer, during which he co-founded a design studio alongside his sister and launched his award-winning PosterLad project. Vratislav now lives in Amsterdam with his wife where he continues to collect inspiration for his posters and prints.
Carmi Grau is an illustrator and lettering artist based in Berlin. Passionate about drawing since childhood, she is inspired by the beauty of nature. She creates bold visuals using her own vocabulary of colors, shapes, illustrations and letterforms to evoke emotion and meaning.
Nastya Kuliabina is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator from Ukraine, now based in sunny Barcelona. She received her degree in Product Design at IED Barcelona. Her designs have been exhibited at Dubai Design Week, CERN in Switzerland, BreadWay expo in Italy and Barcelona Design Market, among others.
Now, Nastya is a freelance designer specializing in visual communication and illustration. Her favorite design tools are her iPad, Procreate and Affinity Designer, and she shares her drawing process on social media in order to educate and empower creatives and future digital artists.
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