Greg Tsaknakis - Designer of the Year 2016

Hyatt on the Bund - Shanghai - China - 23rd September 2016


The special prize of the Pentawards founders, Jean Jacques & Brigitte Evrard, was awarded this year to Greg Tsaknakis, founder and creative director of Mousegraphics, an agency established in Greece in 1984 which specialises in packaging design.

Brigitte Evrard explains her choice: the creative work of Greg Tsaknakis is impressive, he has already won no less than 31 Pentawards including 3 Platinum Pentawards. The first one in 2009 when we had the pleasure of meeting him for the first time in Brussels and presented him with a Platinum Pentaward in recognition of his work for Petrocoll cements.

Every year we are amazed by the creations that his agency presents at the Pentawards, most of which are rewarded by the international jury. Greg's reputation has long gone beyond the Greek borders and it is now in China that we are able to admire his finest creations.

Greg's style can be summed up in three words: Simplicity, Precision, Creativity. He has the ability to cut to the point, delete unnecessary information, and skillfully express the key elements of the products for which he creates packagings. We consider him to be one of the top 5 packaging designers in the world.