Doreen Toutikian

Human-centered designer, cofounder & CEO, omgyno


Doreen Toutikian ( is an entrepreneur, interdisciplinary designer, consultant to NGOs, and university lecturer on design theory and design research at ALBA ( In the past 10 years she has founded Beirut Design Week (, MENA Design Research Center (, LOOP ( and OMGYNO ( She has won the Koelner Design Preis in 2010. She is an advisor and board member of ‘International Gender Design Network’ and 'Board of International Research in Design’, a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar and Mophradat, and a Young Cultural Innovator of the British Council. She speaks six languages (English, Arabic, French, German, Greek and Armenian) and lives in between Beirut and Athens.


to Top