The international competition jury includes renowned packaging design experts from various fields – related to packaging, design, brand strategy and innovation.
Alissa Demorest is a French-American editor with extensive experience in the luxury-goods sector with specific expertise in the fragrance & cosmetics and wine & spirits markets from both a brand and a supplier perspective. Based in Paris, she has been at the helm of the French luxury packaging magazine since 2015.
As an insight-driven creative strategist and an innate creative leader at Chase Design Group, Clark recognizes the value of design, and the lasting cultural and financial impacts it has for products and organizations. Outside of Chase Design Group, Clark has enjoyed a successful career in fine arts. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.
Stefan Junge studied packaging technology at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin (formerly TFH Berlin), where he has been working as a professor since 2010. Previously the Corporate Packaging Manager at Nestle with global responsibility for all packaging-related projects, Professor Junge has more than 20 years of relevant practical experience in the field of packaging technology.
Andrew Gibbs has been called an “innovator in the world of design” as the founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of Dieline, established in 2007. In 2014, he became a faculty member at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Andrew was named Editor-in-Chief of HOW Design Magazine in 2015, making him the youngest editor of a design magazine ever.
Ilkka Harju, Packaging Design Director, is leading the Metsä Board’s packaging design team responsible for the European and Asian markets. Before joining Metsä Board in 2018, he was responsible for packaging design and innovation needs for various companies. Harju is renowned for pushing design boundaries by working collaboratively with other designers and technology experts. He constantly advocates the role of responsible design, technology and renewable raw materials as a tool for a healthier environment. In 2017 Harju received a Worldstar Award for his jewellery packaging design.
As the Chief Designer at one of the most representative Brand Consultancies in Hong Kong and Mainland China, Mr. Charles Ng brings a holistic approach on brand design, which covers creative works of graphic, product, spatial and retail. An enthusiastic promoter of Design Thinking, Mr. Charles Ng works to transform commercial and industrial establishments, promote empathy design and organize professional forums around brand strategy.