Design Futures wins Design Team of the Year at UK Packaging Awards

Design Team of the Year award

The Design Futures packaging team has been recognised as Design Team of the Year for the third time at the UK Packaging Awards 2019. The prestigious award, sponsored by OPRL, was presented at a black-tie awards ceremony in Grosvenor House, London last Thursday evening.

Creative Director John Kirkby collects the award

Creative Director John Kirkby

Packaging design studio creative director John Kirkby, who received the award on behalf of the team, said:

“We are delighted to win this award. It is recognition for the hard work and expertise of our packaging team.

Our work is very varied and this category allows us to showcase a wide range of skills and talent. As creative director of a packaging design team there is no better accolade than winning design team of the year at these awards”

This year’s entry included work for a number of Art & Design Research Centre research projects, including Lab4living‘s Journeying Through Dementia and Life Café work, as well as particularly varied output of design work for national and local companies.

UK Packaging Awards award winners 2019

UK Packaging Awards award winners 2019

In addition, the team was awarded Highly Commended for ‘Best New Concept Award’ for their GreenCool – Eco Cool Box, and shortlisted for ‘Flexible Plastic Pack of the Year’. The Design Futures team has won the Design Team of the Year award on two previous occasions, among other prizes.

Best Design Team at UK Packaging Awards 2019

Best Design Team at UK Packaging Awards 2019

Award sponsor OPRL particularly rewards packaging professionals who go the extra mile in embedding recyclability and sustainability into packaging design, and helping their clients to engage their customers in the circular economy.

Further information

Design Futures is a commercially focused product and packaging design consultancy group based within Sheffield Hallam University. Contact info [at] dfgroup [dot] co [dot] uk for further information or to discuss your needs.