Wissam Abyad

OVERVIEW

Director of front end development. Architects robust scalable presentation layers. Leads the team to produce and integrate maintainable lean code. Provides platform-agnostic solutions, reflecting the creative aesthetics and in compliance with the technical structure.

Expertise

HTML5. CSS3. SASS.

JavaScript. jQuery. AJAX. JSON. XML. API’s.

PHP. JSP. JSTL.

UX. SEO. Photoshop. Prototypes.

WordPress. TeamSite. FatWire. Polopoly.

Responsive Adaptive Platform-Agnostic Solutions.

Graceful Degradation. Progressive Enhancement.

Agile. Team Management. Technical Documentation.

Employment

New York Daily News, New York, USA

Lead Front End Engineer | July 2011 – PRESENT

www.nydailynews.com

Shifts between creative and technical focus, as the liaison between the two departments. Conceptualizes stakeholders' requests (editorial, business, design and UX), helping them accomplish their goals efficiently, utilizing existing features, and planning potential expansions. Plans third-party API integrations. Mentors the team to broaden their knowledge and enhance their problem-solving skills. Sets up coding guidelines. Manages deliverables and timelines. Hands-on development and maintenance.

Razorfish, New York, USA

SENIOR PRESENTATION LAYER DEVELOPER | MAY 2005 – JUNE 2011

www.razorfish.com

Worked directly with functional analysts, information architects, and art directors, as a part of large agile teams. Advised on technical feasibility, maintaining the creative vision. Maneuvered base code into different designs, minimizing back-end changes. Clients included Ford Motor Company, CondéNast (WWD, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, The New Yorker, Architectural Digest, Glamour, Gourmet), New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Travel Channel, and TIAACREF.

The Jewelry Icon, New York, USA

Back & Front End Architect | 2012– PRESENT

www.thejewelryicon.com

Built the back and front end systems using WordPress as a base, creating the theme and plugins from scratch.

Husband & Husband, New York, USA

Back & Front End Architect & Designer | September 2012

www.wissam-n-dana.us

Extended Parallaxr theme to meet the grooms’ requirements, and designed it to match the wedding theme. Nominated for best website on www.awwwards.com.

Majisa, Cairo, Egypt

Web Developer | 2000 - 2004

Developed websites using ColdFusion and ASP. Designed and implemented databases using SQLServer. Created content management systems. Supervised design and content creation.

Arab Academy for Science & Technology & Maritime Transport, Cairo, Egypt

Professor | 1999 - 2000

Taught courses of: Structured Programming (using C), Programming Application (using C++), Digital Logic Design, and Electrical Circuits.

Education

Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt.

Contact

Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information about my work and availability.

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