The agency

The agency

About us

Akiani is a word taken from Inuit, the language of a population living in a tough environment and having to adapt to it.

It translates as « on the other side », for us it’s the users’ side.

Before creating Akiani, we (the founders) met at engineering school, where we became friends. Next came the business world, consulting firms, scientific research and finally, Akiani! Which looks like us: a bit of rigor from research, pragmatism from industry, and a bit of imagination to keep our friendship story in the project. In short, today we are here to offer you the best we can do, whilst considering your requirements in terms of time and budget and allowing some space for originality.

Since 2013, we have carefully been building our team. We’ve made some mistakes and we have grown. Today, we have surrounded ourselves with experts who share our values and work ethics of a job well done for the right reasons. But we don’t plan on stopping there. We are working every day to improve our methods, the quality of our service and our deliverables. So your users are constantly more delighted, and so are you.

Let's get in touch!

An expert and close-knit agency…

Lucas Charillat
Lucas Charillat
Lucas Charillat
Lucas Charillat
UX researcher
With a background in marketing and as a freelancer, Lucas pursues his journey as a UX researcher within Akiani with a strong motivation to better understand our clients' users.
Stéphanie Chabanais
Stéphanie Chabanais
Stéphanie Chabanais
Executive assistant
    Graduated in communication and event organization and with background in sciences, Stephanie supports the team & the agency with administrative tasks.
    Teddy Loiseau
    Teddy Loiseau
    Teddy Loiseau
    Teddy Loiseau
    Artistic Director
    After a degree in Fin Arts, Teddy has worked as artistic director in several communication agencies. He now brings his expertise, his creative and artistic vision to our projects.
    Arnaud Risi
    Arnaud Risi
    Arnaud Risi
    Arnaud Risi
    UX designer
    Graduated from a master's degree in digital project's management completed by a UX Design professionnal training, Arnaud brings his empathy, rigor and creativity to all our clients.
    Sami Lini
    Sami Lini
    Sami Lini
    Sami Lini
    Associate Director / Doctor-engineer in cognitive science
    Doctor-engineer in cognitive science, Sami specializes in user research, organizational and human factors, and neuroergonomics. He is developing his skills in Research and Design Ops.
    Christophe Bey
    Christophe Bey
    Christophe Bey
    Christophe Bey
    Associate Director - Doctor in Human Factors
    As former pilot and manager of the Human Factors unit in the French air force, Christophe combines significant operational experience with an expertise in highly constrained environments.
    Laurine Farjanel
    Laurine Farjanel
    Laurine Farjanel
    Laurine Farjanel
    UX designer
    Passionate about design and social sciences, Laurine uses all her energy and her skills in UX Research and UX Design for our clients' projects.
    Lucie Anceaume
    Lucie Anceaume
    Lucie Anceaume
    UI designer
    Trained at Gobelins Paris, Lucie ventured into design in areas like sports, fashion, and tech. She relishes creating intuitive interfaces where aesthetics harmonize with functionality.
    Alice Totaro
    Alice Totaro
    Alice Totaro
    Alice Totaro
    UX Designer
    Coming from a UX Design professional training, and a Milan Politecnico graduate in architecture, Alice is bringing her dual creative profile, her empathy and her ability to express her ideas.
    Sebastien Klifa
    Sebastien Klifa
    Sebastien Klifa
    Sebastien Klifa
    Senior UX designer
    Expert designer in B2B and B2C digital products, Sebastien has built his expertise working in agencies, start-ups and international groups, in Europe and worldwide.
    Anouche Banikyan
    Anouche Banikyan
    Anouche Banikyan
    UX Researcher
    With a master's degree in cognitive sciences and in service design, Anouche is focused on understanding your users' in their own environment to co-design viable solutions with your team.
    Clémence Caron
    Clémence Caron
    Clémence Caron
    Clémence Caron
    UX desginer
    Graduated from a master in graphic design and digital marketing, Clemence has developed her expertise in UX design as a freelance working for large and medium companies.
    Jean-Christophe Paris
    Jean-Christophe Paris
    Jean-Christophe Paris
    Jean-Christophe Paris
    Doctor-Engineer in Human Factors / Associate Director
    Specialized in Human Factors engineering, Jean-Christophe uses both his scientific and technical skills to define our clients' experience strategy.
    Why not you?
    Our team grows regularly, welcoming new talents and personalities. There may be an opportunity for you?

    An ethics charter,

    01
    Clarity

    We commit to making the objectives of our mission clear.

    02
    Best endeavors obligation

    We will comply with the amount of time and effort forecast in our estimate.

    03
    Progress and innovation

    We will always favor leads that improve your products and services.

    04
    Independence

    We guaranty that our service and work remain independent from external players and institutions.

    05
    Morality

    We will decline missions whose origins and motivations are immoral, illicit or go against our internal values.

    06
    Personal data

    In compliance with the GDPR in effect on 25 May 2018 and with our ethics, we commit to protecting the personal and sensitive data that is collected, stored, protected, accessible, modifiable and erasable.

    07
    Trade secret

    We guaranty that our clients' information will be treated with the same level of demand as our own strategic and confidential information.

    08
    Misuse

    We will refuse to interpret or misuse data collected for immoral purposes (denunciation, unjustified selection, contribution to sanctions implementation).

    09
    Duty of loyalty

    We commit to intellectual integrity and to delivering information to our clients in an honest, loyal, and clear manner.

    10
    Pragmatism

    We will do our best to reconcile the recommendations that arose from our mission with our clients' socio-economic context.

    and clients who make us proud!