About the awards
The NAPA BALTIC Packaging Design Awards aim to assess high quality and innovative product packaging design created in the Baltic Region and publicise the best examples to various professionals and to the wider public as well. The exhibition of the selected best work will be accompanied by the NAPA TALKS conference.
The NAPA BALTIC Packaging Design Awards ceremony along with an exhibition of the selected best work will be held at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Conference Centre LITEXPO on Laisvės Blvd. 5 in Vilnius on 5–7 November 2020 during the TASTE VILNIUS HORECA exhibition. The competition is organised by the Lithuanian Design Association (LDA) and the Lithuanian Exhibition and Conference Centre LITEXPO
NAPA Talks theme.
Creative director and graphic designer at Hmmm Creative
After 8 years and dozens of awards as an AD for Taevas Ogilvy, Helene Vetik started her own design studio Hmmm Creative, that is now one of the most awarded design companies in Estonia.
Helene Vetik has been awarded as The Designer of The Year 2017 by ADC Estonia and Hmmm Creative is Design Agency of The Year 2018 (Kuldmuna Awards). Helene has done jury work for ADC Estonia, ADC Europe, Kuldmuna Estonia, Baltic Best, Cannes Lions Georgia and now NAPA Baltic. She is a fierce fighter for minorities and equal rights, animal activist and has given a TED*Tallinn speech on a life as a multitasker. Helene also happens to be a famous fashion influencer. Hmmm Creative's portfolio include the current and the previous presidents of Estonia, Black Nights Film Festival, Polhem PR international, Telia TV, Elisa Publishing, KUMU Museum and others.
Chief marketing officer at Biok laboratorija
A marketing enthusiast with 15 years of experience in FMCG brand development & retail chains marketing lead. Starting from Carlsberg Group, following by the valuable business start-up background of co-own beer boutiques. Later, pharmacies and grocery stores marketing team lead. Currently keeping my focus on customers' well-being through beauty categories and global brand development.
Global Portfolio Director
Amber Beverage Group
A strategist & visionary with extensive sales experience.
More than a 20 years of experience in B2C/B2B sales, marketing & product strategy development, brand management. Starting from a business development at Royal Sun Alliance Group (RSA, UK), following - corporate sales at Statoil Fuel & Retail (Circle-K). Currently 100% focus on beverage industry – brand portfolio management globally. Innovations, packaging development, brand promotions form China, to US, from Scandinavia to Australia is a standard daily routine. I LOVE IT.
Service designer and founding partner at Brand Manual
Dan is one of the founding partners of Brand Manual, with over 25 years of design experience behind him. He regards design not as an embellishment but a means to make things work better for people. Making sense of products and services like Apollo entertainment, Astri retail, Wendre bedding or Forest Owners Association Metsaühistu. He’s also a service design trainer and speaker.
Having experience in various design teams, for the past 6 years Gabija has dedicated her work directly to packaging, mostly FMCG sector. She is meticulous and precise about her work and always seeks perfection - from herself and others. She likes to dabble with new technologies and is always up to speed with the current trends.
Chief of Design and Partner at Nord ID Riga
Associate Professor, Head of Functional Design department at Art Academy of Latvia
After receiving her master’s degree from Pratt Institute in New York City, Maija immersed herself in solving branding and packaging needs for various local and global brands. In 2014 Maija received RedDot Award for her innovative packaging design for pistachios, the Mighty Nuts. Currently she is Partner and Chief of Design at studio Nord ID Riga. In her process Maija is fascinated by the opportunity to delve into and understand the different audiences, industries and the process of creating experiences and stories through design. Since her return back home, Maija has joined the faculty of Art Academy of Latvia where she shares her knowledge and is in charge of developing the program in graphic and packaging design.
Creative Director and Partner at Mãrios agency
For almost a two decades Renata Šarkauskaitė was an award wining copywriter & creative director of the biggest advertising agencies in Lithuania, artist and lector, and jury member of various festivals.
Recently launched and became a founding partner of new creative agency Mãrios.