JUROR 2020

Christina Melander

Jury Member of Design Panel

Programme Director, Danish Design Centre
Head of Danish Design Award

Christina Melander is the programme director at the Danish Design Centre. For two decades, Christina’s work has focused on design and business development, exploring the potential of design to meet businesses’ needs to develop new products, solutions, business models and markets.  

Apart from being strategically and operationally responsible for the Danish Design Award, she has massive experience in designing and running design business programmes for the Danish Design Centre. Christina is committed to disseminating knowledge about how design helps drive important positive changes and why companies that use design strategically do better, create more jobs and generate more growth.

Currently, Christina is leading the Danish Design Centre's strategic platform, The Design Resource, which focuses on making Denmark the world’s leading hub for designers and design investments.

In addition, Christina leads the work of Exploring Design Impact that measures the value creation of design, mapping the design resources in all the Nordic countries and research on the Danish Design DNA. Christina has been with the DDC since 2000 and holds an MSc in Design and Communication Management from the Copenhagen Business School.