Lara Hanlon

Lara Hanlon

Design lead, IBM Design

Lara Hanlon

Curiosity, ambition, and empathy.

Working as a designer, design thinker, and design educator at IBM Studios Dublin, Lara is focused on delivering thoughtful user experiences and beautiful, innovative design solutions to complex enterprise problems.

Collaborating daily with researchers, designers, and engineers, her goal is to educate global teams working in tech and enterprise about the value of design, using the IBM Design Thinking framework.

Lara also lectures part-time at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology (IADT) on the Design in Visual Communications undergrad program where she leads UX/UI module delivery.

In 2014 Lara’s graduate project éntomo was awarded the New Star Award at the Shenzhen Design Awards for Young Talents in China, organised in association with UNESCO Creative Cities Network. A selection of her work to date has been exhibited at Milan Design Week 2015, Italy; Liminal – Irish design at the threshold, Ireland; and China. An active member of the Irish design community, Lara is currently a Professional Panelist at 100 Archive – a living archive that records the past, present and future of Irish graphic design.