Hello I’m Andrea Karina, a Design Strategist from Mexico. My willingness to discover new meanings about design brought me to New York City, where in 2016 I completed a MFA in Transdisciplinary Design, at Parsons School of Design. I design for humans, with my design practice I guide individuals, collectives and societies to leverage complex systems at different scales. My critical and analytical thinking enables me to go beyond the known, find novel connections and synthesize design solutions with strong ethical values.
I'm currently teaching at Parsons the School of Design, as well as collaborating with the UNICEF Agenda 2030.
In my free time, I enjoy learning from realities that differ from mine, such as volunteering in places that offer services for immigrants in New York City, in organizations that advocate for inclusion for people with disabilities, among others.
Honoree World Changing Ideas 2017 Fast Company, NY,NY (2017)
Exhibitor “Night Time Is The Right Time” The Building Centre London, UK (2017)
UNICEF Open House, Strategic Design POV Speaker 2016. These series of events aim to showcase how local initiatives can help to achieve the UN 2030 Agenda on the Sustainable Development New York, NY.
Advisor for Verge NYC 2017. Invited to be part of the 2017 Advisory Board. Parsons School of Design. New York, NY.
Publication “Diseño y discriminación”(Design and Discrimination) 2017. In collaboration with Estefania Acosta. These publication series aim to open a critical discourse in design practice in Mexico. Emerge MX. Guadalajara, Mexico.
Presentation for LVMH HR Executives 2016. Representative project from The School of Design Strategies. Parsons School of Design. New York, NY.
Interview about Interzone Project at Next City 2016. Next City Org. New York, NY.
New Talent Award Winning at DMY Berlin 2016. For Interzone Project: speculative design inquiry into the future of mobility for an overpopulated world. Berlin, Germany.
Milan Design Week 2016. The Alternatives: Solutions for the Social Domain. For Interzone Project: speculative design inquiry into the future of mobility. Milan, IT.
Panelist at Design Studies Forum 2016. Parsons School of Design. Presenting Alegal Stories: MFA Thesis project. New York, NY.
Social Innovation Week Design Exhibition 2015. Showcasing GoodFill: a designed intervention in response to the plenty food waste in New York City. New York, NY.
New Challenge Award Winner 2016. For GoodFill: a designed intervention in response to the plenty food waste in New York City. New York, NY.
Dean’s Merit Scholarship 2014. Parsons the School of Design. New York, NY.
Raiz Diseño Design Exhibition 2012. For furniture and jewelry pieces. Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center. Santiago, Chile.
Tokyo Designers Week 2011. Arigato Book Publication. Tokyo, Japan.
First Prize Winner IBM Mexico 2011. ITESM in collaboration with IBM México. Guadalajara, Mexico.