Welcome from the founder and chairman Helle Byrn
Helle Byrn. Chairman and Founder of the Marbella Design Academy
Helle Byrn, is herself a Danish designer. Her academic background hails from Danmarks Designskole, where she received a degree as an interior architect in 1976. Since 1986, Helle has fronted her own design company, Helle Byrn Design, holding international patents in 24 countries.
In 1993, Helle chose to emigrate to the warmer climate of Marbella, in Spain. Marbella at that time was undergoing the beginning of a major building boom, during which higher education was an unexplored concept. In this context, in the spring of 1995 Helle Byrn had the foresight and decided to open an international design school in the area and hasn’t looked back since.
*Marbella Design Academy´s Institutional Approval by Bedfordshire University obtained on 20 June 2017. Memorandum of Agreement between the University of Bedfordshire and Marbella Design Academy obtained 13 November 2017. Course validation by the University of Bedfordshire expected in March 2018.