PA Consulting picks up six Good Design Awards

30 January 2023 3 min. read
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The last 12 months have seen PA Consulting involved in a number of landmark design projects, including the design of the next generation of the UK’s EV charge points. As a result, design teams from the firm have been honoured with six Good Design Awards.  

Hosted by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press, the Good Design Awards are one of the oldest and most prestigious awards programmes in the world. For the last 75 years, the event has sought to celebrate best practices in the industry, and to honour both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing which have chartered new directions, and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the global marketplace.

PA Consulting is a global professional services firm, made up of more than 4,000 strategists, innovators, consultants, digital experts, engineers, technologists and designers. The firm has deep expertise in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. As such, it is regularly tasked with helping to design major new products for global corporations and governments.

PA Consulting picks up six Good Design Awards

This work has seen PA lauded for its design work at the 2023 Good Design Awards. The firm picked up a total of six prizes at the tournament, with the firm’s Head of Design, Richard Watson, stating the news was “testament to the exceptional work that our teams and clients are doing together.”

Watson continued, “We create best-in-class design that adds value for our clients and end users; design that shapes the future. And our strong holistic capabilities – research, strategy, design, engineering and science – are key to delivering inspirational new brands, products and experiences.”

PA picked up the Transportation Award at the event, for its noted role in helping design “the UK’s prettiest charge point”. The chargepoint was developed with the Royal College of Art and was commissioned by the UK Transport Secretary, before being unveiled at the COP26 conference in Glasgow.

In the Graphic Design Award, PA’s creative leads Enri Moreno and Robin Marich, and designer Gigi Aldrich from Astro Studios (part of PA Consulting) were awarded the Graphic Design award for their work on the brand identity design for Advocord. And the team at Design Partners – another subsidiary of PA – was honoured with the Industrial Award for their work with Picavi Smart Mount, after helping to reimagine and design the Picavi Smart Mount which helps to streamline the warehouse picking process for employees.

Meanwhile, the Household Award also went to Design Partners for the firm’s expertise in design and engineering to create the Cricut Hat Press – using heat-based products to transfer designs onto hats, with Bluetooth connectivity to link the device to Cricut’s app, monitoring times and temperatures. The company was also celebrated with two Consumer Electronics Awards for Design Partners’ ongoing collaboration with Logitech, for the G303 Shroud Edition Gaming Mouse and the Signature M650 Mouse, empowering people to immerse better in work or play.

PA’s design teams continue to help companies around the world develop leading innovations. These include the number one best-selling mobile game controller for iPhones for Backbone, a collaboration with pharmaceutical packaging company PulPac to bring the world’s first dry moulded fibre tablet pack to market, and an inclusive line of beauty tools for Guide Beauty to make it easier for anyone to create any beauty look, regardless of their physical condition.