From Siberia to South Africa. Experts will judge packaging from all over the world

Already two months before the deadline of the competition, dozens of participants from all continents from America to Australia and from all over the world from Siberia to South Africa have enrolled. Competititors have the opportunity to measure their talents in a broadly international environment that not all competitions offer. And who will evaluate them? We are introducing to you the jury of packaging design experts.

Jan Činčera

chairman of the jury, front packaging designer & founder of Studia Činčera

The most outstanding packaging designer from Czech Republic graduated from secondary school of Industrial Graphics in the field of Paper Processing and Packaging Technology. It was a meeting with J. H. Kocman in 1983, which showed him that paper is not only industrial but also poetic material which was a fundamental change. Between 1984 and 1989, he worked at the Prague Paper Station in the Packaging Engineering Center, after 1989 he worked as a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts as an assistant of professor Miloš Šejn in the studio of conceptual art. At that time, he was particularly interested in the authorial paper and book.
In 1994, he founded Studio Činčera with his wife Zora.

Jan Činčera, zdroj:

Kateřina Švarcová

Marketing Manager at Model Packaging

Společnost Model Obaly je zakladatelem soutěže Model Young Package a patří k předním evropským výrobcům obalů se specializací na inovativní řešení. V rozsáhlém portfoliu této společnosti nalezneme jak obaly z hladkých a vlnitých lepenek prostých přepravních krabic, tak prémiové obaly se špičkovými povrchovými úpravami. Firma se také již dlouhou dobu věnuje podpoře mladých talentovaných tvůrců, kterým od roku 1996 dává příležitost nejen v mezinárodní designérské soutěži Model Young Package, ale rovněž tyto nadané kreativce v posledních letech sdružuje ve svém Inovačním centru. Kateřina Švarcová v současnosti pracuje na pozici vedoucí marketingu ve společnosti Model Obaly.Model Obaly is the founder of the Model Young Package competition and is one of the leading European packaging manufacturers specializing in innovative solutions. In the large portfolio of this company, we can find both plain and corrugated packing boxes that are used as shipping boxes, as well as
the most premium packaging. For a long time the company has been supporting young talented designers, who since 1996 have been given the opportunity not only in the Model Young Package international design competition, but have also gathered in their Innovation Center in recent years. Katerina Svarcova is a Marketing Manager at Model Obaly.

Kateřina Švarcová, zdroj: archiv autorky

Ondřej Lipár

photographer and journalist

Editor in the magazine, photographer and poet, all this is Ondřej Lipár, another jury of the Model Young Package competition. At the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, he studied marketing communication and PR and media studies. In 2004, his first collection of poems Skořápky was published, followed by a second collection called Komponent in 2014. He collaborates with many major companies, both in the field of photographic activities and creative writing and editing. His photographs were published in Soffa, Dolce Vita, Guest, Shape, ForMen and others. Currently she is the editor of the
Dolce Vita magazine.

Ondřej Lipár, zdroj: archiv autora

Matěj Chabera

designer and art director

Award-winning czech designer and creative director who works with international clients and companies. His work includes visual identity, products, industrial design, functional objects and furniture. Matěj Chaberastudied art history, psychology and philosophy at the Charles University in Prague, design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and he is the first czech to graduate from the Design Products department at the Royal College of Art in London.He received the Good Design Award from the Chicago Museum of Architecture and Design together with Martin Žampach for the designs of SIMAX products.In 2017 Matej won the Red Dot Design Award and the Package Design of the Year award together with Jakub Korous for the Primeros brand redesign and together with Jakub and Tomáš Brousil he is the winner of the Czech Grand Design award in the category Graphic Designer of the year 2017. By 2015, he also moved to the academic sphere as a visiting professor at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where he worked with, for example, Eva Eisler. From 2016, he leads design courses at the NCSU Prague Institute and together with Jakub Korouš leads the Lomeno multidisciplinary design studio.

Matěj Chabera a Jakub Korouš, Zdroj: Forbes


designer duo

Eduard Herrmann and Matěj Coufal studied in the Product Design Studio (led by Michal Froněk and Jan Němeček) at the Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture in Prague. In 2013, Matěj Coufal won the 3rd prize with his packaging for Viagra in
the Model Young Package competition. In 2015, both designers enrolled to the competition together with their design of the candle packaging as part of the Happy Birthday! theme they where ranked 3rd again. Eduard Herrmann won the prize for the best Czech diploma thesis in the Diploma Selection competition in 2016. At the same time, he is the holder of the Czech Grand Design 2017 award in the Discovery of the Year category, in which he succeeded in his design of concrete park benches Satellite
and Ignis lightning. This year the design duo is nominated for the Czech Grand Design award in the Designer of the Year category for the Spaghetti hanger collection. Successful designer duo has been working with companies such as Bomma, Ton or MMcité.

Eduard Herrmann a Matěj Coufal, Zdroj: archiv autorů

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