Design Futures awarded Design Team of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards!

Image of UK Packaging Awards 2017 logo and (L-R) Hal Cruttenden (comedian), OPRL award sponser Jane Bevis, Design Futures' Peter Macqueen and Phillip Chadwick (Packaging News editor)

Update: Find out more about Design Futures’ win on both Packaging News and the SHU Media Centre. Sheffield Hallam University’s packaging design team, Design Futures, are celebrating after winning the distinguished national title of Design Team of the Year in the UK Packaging Awards – the leading industry awards in the country. Other category winners were some of the UK’s […]

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Design Futures shortlisted for two categories at UK Packaging Awards 2017

John Kirkby, Design Futures, with Bear Hugs' Faye Savoury

02 October 2017 Update: Peter Macqueen, Packaging Designer with Design Futures appeared on BBC Radio Sheffield on Friday 22 September 2017 alongside Faye Savory of Bear Hugs on Paulette Edwards’ Good News Friday feature. Click here to listen. Sheffield Hallam University’s packaging design team, Design Futures, are in the running for two distinguished national titles at this year’s UK Packaging […]

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Design Future’s John Kirkby features on ‘Rip Off Britain’ discussing food packaging

Composite image of John Kirkby on BBC's Rip Off Britain and Rip Off Britain logo - both property of BBC

John Kirkby, Creative Director of Sheffield Hallam University’s commercially focused product and packaging design consultancy group Design Futures was featured as a packaging expert on BBC One’s consumer rights programme Rip Off Britain earlier this week. John was asked to investigate a famous brand of pie tins, and he filmed a ‘video diary’ looking into the packaging, before taking part […]

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Design Futures packaging wins ‘Best Sustainable Packaging’ at the World Food Innovation Awards for Yumpa Bars

Tony Askins (Yumpa Bars) and John Kirkby (SHU's Design Futures) holding a selection of their cricket flour energy bars

Yumpa Bars, a natural energy bar made with cricket flour, won Best Sustainable Packaging at the World Food Innovation Awards International Food and Drink Event for their compostable packaging designed by SHU’s Design Futures Team and Parkside. Yumpa Bars are the first snack bar in Europe to have a fully compostable wrapper. “Environmental responsibility is a key company ethic for […]

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Design Futures Packaging team awarded ‘Design Team of the Year’ at UK Packaging Awards 2015

Design Futures logo and UK Packaging Awards logo

Design Futures Packaging team have won the prestigious Design Team of the Year 2015 award at the UK Packaging Awards at the Hilton Park Lane earlier this week. The Design Futures team was recognised for its inclusive and genuinely multidisciplinary approach, applying different perspectives to solve problems and exploit opportunities for its clients which include both large multinationals and SME’s. […]

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Design Futures’ Dr Alaster Yoxall featured on Rip Off Britain

Still from Rip Off Britain - episode featuring Alaster Yoxall

Packaging expert Dr Alaster Yoxall joins Gloria Hunniford and a trio of British bodybuilders including the current Mr Universe to examine packaging accessibility on Rip Off Britain. One of the problem products the team examine is the much-loved crumpet, with packaging which proves too tricky for two out of three bodybuilders. Dr Alaster Yoxall is Principal Research Fellow in Human […]

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