Andres Tellez is a design researcher and educator. He is experienced in planning and teaching studios, courses, seminars, and workshops that address human-centered design, design research, design thinking, and design theory to graduate and undergraduate students, professionals from different fields, and middle-school children. His research has explored topics that lie in the intersection of design, education, and psychology, and is increasingly oriented to bring a design perspective into interdisciplinary initiatives that address complex issues. Additionally, he has led and collaborated on strategic projects from creating new academic programs to organizing international conferences. Andres holds a Ph.D. in Design from North Carolina State University, a Master in Education from Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia), and a Bachelor in Industrial Design from the same university.