Juan Mellen was born in Barcelona, Spain. He is Public Relations graduated from the University of Barcelona. He is President at Design Institute of Spain (D!OS) based in Madrid since 2019. The mission of the Institute is to foster the recognition of design to increase business competitiveness and the positioning of country image.
Previously, from 2009 to 2019, he was founding member and CEO of the first non-profit making association of Spanish design companies