Helpful resources and links to key design bodies
Smurfit Kappa Better Planet Packaging Design Challenge 2019
The inaugural Design Challenge is one of many Better Planet Packaging Initiatives and is open to anyone to participate.
Deadline for submission 29 March 2019.
Sustainable Innovation 2019
Road to 2030: Sustainability, Business Models Innovation and Design: 4-5 March 2019
University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, UK
10 % Discount if places are booked before 31 December 2018: Book Here
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How does tech packaging think outside the Xbox
Kevin Marshall, Creative Director of Design, Packaging and Content at Microsoft is to speak at Pentawards Live in Amsterdam.
Kevin leads a world-class team of designers and is responsible for the vision and creative strategy of Microsoft’s packaging for its worldwide line of products including Surface, Xbox, Hololens, PC Hardware and others.
Starpack Student and Schools: ENTRIES NOW OPEN
Nominations for the Student and Schools Starpack Awards for 2019 are open. The awards encourage young people to take up careers in the exciting world of consumer packaging design
Click here for more information or how to enter the awards.
British Industrial Design Association
“British Industrial Design Association membership is a benchmark of creativity and best-practice for professionals and graduates working in product, interaction and service design.”
“BIDA is a not-for-profit organisation, run for members, by a voluntary, elected board of designers. Collectively we are committed to improving creative skills and knowledge. We advocate the benefits of good design education and practice to business, government and it’s agencies.”
Design & Art Direction (D&AD)
“D&AD is an educational charity that represents the global creative, design and advertising communities. Since 1962, D&AD has set industry standards, educated and inspired the next generation and, more recently, has demonstrated the impact of creativity and innovation on enhancing business performance.”
“We are the national strategic body for design. We believe design can help people to do what they do, better. We’re funded by the UK government, and we promote the use of design throughout the UK’s businesses and public services. We demonstrate that design can play a vital role in strengthening our economy and improving our society.”
Design Management Institute
“At the Design Management Institute we connect design to business, to culture, to customers — to the changing world. We bring together educators, researchers, designers, and leaders from every design discipline, every industry, and every corner of the planet. The results are transformational. Design that delivers competitive advantage. Design that raises the bar of performance, fit, and feel. Design that touches the heart and mind. Design that creates a unique and memorable bond. Design that changes the world.”
International Council of Design
“International Council of Design (ico-D) is the world body for professional communication design. Founded in 1963, it is a voluntary assembly of organisations concerned with graphic design, visual communication, design management, promotion, education, research and journalism. Icograda promotes communication designers’ vital role in society and commerce and unifies the voices of graphic designers and visual communicators worldwide.”
The World Design Organization
“The World Design Organization advocates industrial design driven innovation that creates a better world, engaging more than 140 member organizations in collaborative efforts and carrying out international programming — World Design Capital, World Design Talks, World Design Impact Prize, World Industrial Design Day, and Interdesign. WDO has United Nations Special Consultative Status.”
Product Development & Management Association
“The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals. Our mission is to improve the effectiveness of individuals and organisations in product development and management. This is accomplished by providing resources for professional development, information, collaboration and promotion of new product development and management.”
Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2018
25th – 26th April 2018
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK
Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2018 will bring together the medical engineering and manufacturing community; almost 200 companies from all areas of the medical device supply chain engaging with 2,500+ visitors across 2 action-packed days.
19th – 20th June 2018
Telford International Centre, UK
The PDM2018 exhibition and conference is specifically aimed at the design, moulding and recycling aspects of the UK’s plastics sector. Exhibitors will include machinery manufactures, moulders, material suppliers, recyclers, mould makers, mould and component suppliers and much more.