Summary

Wide experience of applications / software, communications, operating systems, various languages, HTML, XHTML and JavaScript hand-coding, website production and various graphics' creation using Adobe CS3/CS4. Experience covers creating websites and web content, producing various web and graphic content (newsletters, banners, printed ads) as well as writing reports, creating graphs, working with different Content Management Systems (Teamsite, etc.) and publishing to various internal sites. Project management experience of managing web projects related to Symantec and Sun Microsystems partner content and International Partner websites updates, rebuilds and overall maintenance as well as writing reports and creating graphs and diagrams related to the projects undertaken.

Training junior and new colleagues on different systems and sites publishing best practices.

Excellent, success driven communicator with proven record of delivering results within strict deadlines.

Presently working as Front End Developer with knowledge of Russian, Arabic and French and looking forward to starting a new position in I.T. that offers an opportunity for creativity and career progression.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2006 - Present

Web producer & GWP Partner web lead and specialist

http://uk.sun.com

Sun Microsystems International Partner Web Publishing Lead on the Global Web Publishing Team (EMEA) that consists of 20+ team members/web producers.

Received "special thank you" emails for a successful project undertaken from Director of Web Publishing at Sun Microsystems as well as Channel Partner Marketing - Communications Manager.

Leading Web Producer of http://kz.sun.com, http://ru.sun.com and http://ua.sun.com sites.

Responsible for project management of web partner activities on the International Sun Microsystems websites.

Lead in analysis, design, update and content management of 9 International Partner Websites.

Initiate and implement regular site-wide web updates and rebuilds.

Publishing features, news articles, event pages, newsletters, promotions and customer/partner feedback forms which meet strict corporate and W3C guidelines using HTML, XML and JSP encoding formats.

Liaising with different departments in different countries within the company to ensure best web User Experience and practices, proof-reading of Russian and Ukrainian content.

Built entire Sun Microsystems site for Kazakhstan including content translation into Russian – kz.sun.com

Apr 2010 - Present

Front End Web Developer

Symantec

Front End Web Developer on the International Partner Web Content team. Building new content and updating content on symantec.com partners section and PartnerNet, portal for partners. Creating web pages, creating web graphics (banners and icons) as well as updating CSS on the sites. Responsible for localization submission processes of web content. Currently working on all content related to the new partner content-related launch.

Jan 2006 - Apr 2006

Freelance web designer

Le Bleu Cafe

Provide concept and design of brochures, flyers and website for Le Bleu Café ltd.

May 2005 - Jun 2005

Art gallery intern

Rebecca Hossack Gallery

Client brochure layout creation, administration, promoting artwork, curating the gallery, providing customer service.

Sep 2004 - Apr 2005

Bilingual Administrator and Graphic Designer

MSC Arabia

Market research, assisted Middle-eastern mid-size companies to research opportunities and enter the UK market.Promoted company in the national and international markets, establishing contacts and relationships with potential clients, administration, graphic design of print adds, translation (Arabic, English, Russian), proof-reading.

Oct 2003 - Jun 2004

Teacher of Russian Language

Berlitz

Teach Russian language to students of various ages, beginner's level (both, groups and individuals).

Assessed by a senior supervisor as "Excellent teaching".

1999 - 2003

Owner, Director

Atelier Art Gallery

Run Art Workshop Teach art Paint various paintings Design logos, layouts for various businesses (Ashtar cafe - logo concept and creation; Al Badla men's wear shop – branding identity, interior design concept and implementation).

Aug 1998 - Sep 1999

Freelance illustrator

LG Electronics

Create an original artwork for an L.G. Electronics Air-condition printed advertisement.

Dec 1998 - Mar 1999

Book Illustrator

Dar AL-Alam Lal Malayin publishing house

Create illustrations for children’s book “Little brown sparrow” from an award-winning series “Caring Kids: Social responsibility through literature” - Mary Finocchiaro Award for Excellence in the Development of Pedagogical Materials from TESOL.

Jul 1998 - Aug 1998

Graphic Design Intern

Bassil Frères Printing house

Provide artistic and conceptual input in projects using graphic software. Acquire professional computer skills in various computer programs (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Xpress).

Sep 1994 - Jul 1998

Communication art studio assistant

Lebanese American University

Assist in administrative work, file documents and audio-visual material. Provide guidance, advice and assistance to students in project work as well as assist in video editing.

Education

Education

Zaporozhye school #78

Completed A-levels at the school #95, Zaporozhye, Ukraine.

Successfully passed GCSEs with A and B grades only (4 A's and 3 B's).

2003 - 2004

MA

University of Sussex

Studied Digital Media at the University of Sussex.

Graduated in 2004 with MA in Degital Media.

Created and edited an abstract conceptual video piece for postgraduate course project, supported by dissertation.

Speaker - presented paper on “Pierre Bourdieu theory and contemporary art of Installation” at the International Media Conference in Beirut in March 2004.

1994 - 1998

BA (with distinction)

Lebanese American University

Studied Advertising design and Fine Arts at the Lebanese American University in Byblos, Lebanon.

Graduated with distinction in 1998.

Recipient of Presidential Award for Scholar Achievements as the holder of the Highest GPA (Grade Point Avarage) in the school of Humanities.

Skills

Skills

Intermediate Skills and Knowledge Areas

JavaScript Flash Avid Express

Advanced Skills and Knowledge Areas

HTML Photoshop Dreamweaver CSS XML JSP Illustrator Freehand Quark Express CMS (Interwoven, etc.)

Portfolio

Certifications

Certifications
Feb 2003 - Mar 2003

Adobe Photoshop

American Universal College