Lara Chikhani, Designer in Beirut, Lebanon
Lara Chikhani

Designer in Beirut, Lebanon

Member since July 17, 2019
In addition to 12 years of experience in UX design, Lara is an independent consultant who works with startups, agencies, and established businesses—helping them build better customer-centric products. She also mentors and trains university students and professionals how to apply proper UX techniques to the products they are making.
Lara is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • User Experience and Digital Strategy Consultant

    2015 - PRESENT
    • Held workshops and training sessions for startups and accelerators, teaching them how to incorporate UX design into their daily process.
    • Designed apps for multiple startups including, education technology, publishing, grocery shopping, eCommerce, smart lighter, and mobile games. In each scope, I supported the client from the idea stage and until the project is running live with customers.
    • Conducted expert reviews and usability testing for a 3D builder, education technology, and CRM products.
    • Taught web and interactive design to university students.
    • Mentored and supported startups in their UX design needs.
    • Implemented various client WordPress websites, including an online journal, a training center, a financial institution, and a construction website.
    Technologies: Visio, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Zeplin, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, UXPin, UX Research, UX Design, UX Strategy, User Journeys
  • Head of UX | Consultant

    2018 - 2019
    Cetera Technologies
    • Designed the cross-platform experience for both mobile and web for a content-curation startup.
    • Supported the development team and QA with functional-specification documents that detail every interaction and behavior.
    • Conducted usability testing to optimize the current experience.
    • Performed user research to understand the need of customers and to come up with needed features.
    • Designed personas, customer journeys, and customer engagement plan based on different customer milestones.
    Technologies: Zeplin, Sketch, InVision App, UXPin, UX Research, UX Design, UX Strategy, User Journeys


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Computer Science
    2002 - 2005
    American University of Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon


  • Bootcamp in Healthcare Innovation
    JUNE 2019 - PRESENT
    MIT Bootcamps & Harvard Medical School
  • Techwomen Fellow
  • UX Management
    MAY 2017 - PRESENT
    Nielsen Normal Group



Beirut, Lebanon

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