Lara ChikhaniUX Designer & Digital Strategist - Lara Chikhani - Independent Consultant
Lara is an Independent Consultant based in Beirut. She spent the past decade mastering the fundamentals of digital experiences. Today she is eagerly sought-out by startups & SMEs across Lebanon and the MENA region to help guide them through their digital strategies. Her services include but not limited to: enhancing their digital presence, optimizing their customers’ experience and orchestrating workshops where their teams learn how to best incorporate UX methodologies and techniques into their internal processes. Throughout her career, Lara worked with various development teams and agencies as a Lead User Experience Consultant. Her projects varied from propelling startups to organizing and restructuring the digital presence & strategies of mid and larger organizations in the region. Her expertise includes User Experience Design/Analysis, Digital Expert Reviews, Digital Strategies, Marketing Automation, CRM implementations and Content and Web Strategies. She is a mentor for startups in different accelerators in Lebanon and is also a part-time lecturer in Interactive Design in Beirut Arab University. In 2018, Lara co-founded Solve24, a bootcamp that kicked off in August 2018 that aims to help teenagers and young adults innovate and solve problems relating to the UN SDG Goals using STEAM tools. Lara was selected in 2017 as an Emerging Leader from Lebanon and participated in Techwomen, a 5 week mentorship program conducted by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from the American University of Beirut and a Certification in UX Management from Nielsen Normal Group.