Spanish-American Elisa Barkan is the Dezeen Awards manager.
She graduated with a first-class degree in product design from the University of Leeds. During the course, she completed a year abroad at Universidad de Guadalajara (UdG) in Mexico.
Before joining Dezeen in 2021 the Barcelona native worked at the non-profit awards programme D&AD as a production assistant.
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