Celina Andino graduated as an Artisanal Product Designer from the University Dr. José Matías Delgado in El Salvador. She has a master degree on Cultural Policy and Management specializing in design policies from Sheffield Hallam University, England. She has eleven years of interdisciplinary experience in product design and project management for sustainable development. She has worked as a consultant on participatory design for Aid to Artisans in El Salvador and with ACDI/VOCA in Paraguay. Her design approach promotes more democratic practices in decision-making involved in the design process. As a design professor in higher education, her experience has led to implementation of collaborative work methodologies. Research interests include design policies; participatory design methodologies applied to design education; design thinking, natural dyes applied to nontraditional materials.