Colored By INX Can Design Contest
Meet the new judges for the 2023 Colored by INX Can Design Contest. Our experienced panel of brand, color, and metal-decorating experts will determine the top five finalists and the best can-design winner.
Judging starts once the submission period is over. Winners are determined by originality, aesthetics, the best use of color, and by the entrant’s project statement summarizing how the INX Color Catalog was integral to the design process. The public's vote will also count as a judge’s seat via a survey posted on INX’s social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter), June 14–16.
2023 Panel of Judges
Co-founder and managing partner of Drucker Group, Inc.
Scott Drucker is co-founder and managing partner of Drucker Group, Inc., a Chicago-based strategic marketing firm established in 2003 with extensive experience across the packaging industry spectrum, serving clients ranging from packaging design firms to printers and converters, material suppliers, distributors, packaging equipment manufacturers and CPG brand owners. The firm’s Investigative Marketing™ process is a carefully developed Voice of Customer research methodology, designed to help U.S. and multinational clients gain deeper knowledge around customer perceptions and preferences, market development insights, growth opportunities, and much more. A lifelong Chicagoan, Scott is also a member of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association and the German American Chamber of Commerce.
Owner at the Metal Packager and Managing Director at Connective Press Group Ltd
Alex Fordham is the founder and managing director of Connective Press Group, an international digital publishing company and the publisher of The Metal Packager. With over 7,000 monthly users, in over 150 countries, it has quickly become a staple in the global metal packaging industry. Alex graduated with a B.A. in Politics from the Portsmouth University in the United Kingdom. He is an experienced publishing specialist with a long career as a journalist and editor with a love for metal decorating and packaging. To learn more about his background and professional experience, click here.
Manager, INX Color Perfection®
Sarah was instrumental in the creation of, and currently manages INX International’s color management group, INX Color Perfection®. Sarah has been at INX for over six years where she has worked in Special Projects within the digital and metal divisions prior to her current role. She is an active member of IMDPA and has served as a board member since 2019, and chairs several committees within the association. Sarah is a graduate of Clemson University where she earned her B.S. in Packaging Science with minors in Food Science and Business. Learn more about Sarah’s background and professional experience.
Founder & CEO at BevSource
Janet Johnson is the founder and CEO of BevSource and has helped 1000s of beverage entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality. Her mission is to break down the product development and manufacturing barriers that keep entrepreneurs from bringing new beverage ideas to life – products BevSource is proud to have been a part of our Celsius, Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Crispin Hard Cider, Spiked Seltzer, Montucky Cold Snacks, and many others. Today, BevSource provides insightful consultation and effective solutions tailored to beverage entrepreneurs and established brand owners alike. In 2019, she also opened The Lab which is a pilot facility and quality laboratory that offer 3rd party services to support entrepreneurs in producing sales samples, trial new ingredients, and verify the quality of their co-packed products.
Co-founder & Head of Sales at Canworks
Marshall Thompson, alongside his brother Ryan Thompson, co-founded Canworks and currently runs their sales team. Canworks is one of the first companies in the world to digitally print directly onto aluminum beverage cans, giving craft beverage makers access to beautifully printed cans with small minimums and short lead times. Marshall stumbled across this opportunity when trying to launch an environmentally friendly canned water and (not coming from the beverage industry) realized that the only available options were single use plastic sleeves/stickers. Marshall and his team work closely to provide the best customer service experience in the industry, regardless of the size of the customer. He is an avid craft beer fan, diehard Texas Longhorn, and loves spending time with his wife and daughter in his free time.
June 14, 2023
Consumer public opinion is important and ultimately drives the selection and purchase of beverage brands, so they should have a say too! The public is able to participate and vote for their favorite can designs via a voting survey published on INX’s social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) June 14–16. The tallied votes will help determine the top five favorites, and ultimately the winner.