N. Astrid Lindo, principal of Astrid Design Studio, is an ecological interior designer. Formally trained as an interior designer at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, she also holds Certificates in Green Building and Permaculture. Astrid received her LEED accreditation in 2006.
Her constant thirst for knowledge in all cutting-edge technologies and practices, enriches her as a designer, consultant and educator. These elements provide an understanding and application of the nuances that distinguish her in her trade.
Her distinctive competence and inspiration lies in her fluency in Spanish and her training in Spain, Italy, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.
Her broad education, experience, and travels have provided her with a profound understanding of culture and aesthetic, facilitating an innate capacity in design.
Astrid participated on the second annual Social Entrepreneurship Panel at Pepperdine University in Malibu, spoke on Green Building at NYU/Poly in Brooklyn and hosted ‘Creating an Eco-logical Home’ panel at Go Green Expo in Los Angeles 2009 and 2010. In the winter of 2011, Astrid spoke on Designing for a New Era at MiaGreen in Miami Beach and in the spring of 2011 spoke on Water Wisdom at Green Festival in San Francisco.
In 2011 Astrid and her husband, Matthew, started The Living Seed Company an heirloom seed company focused on offering rare seeds to gardeners all over the world. Through their work, Astrid and Matthew teach and re-engage gardeners on the ancient art of seed saving.
In 2012, Astrid was chosen as one of ten Influential Women in Cleantech: Top 10 Women of Sustainability.
With education being at the core of all change, she strongly believes that in continuing to cultivate herself and share that knowledge, she can help facilitate inspiration, thought, and ultimately positive change.