“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”
— Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

My name is Jalal. A citizen and resident of the Kingdom of Bahrain (also a citizen and resident of the Internet). I am into digital media and particularly interested in user interfaces. I update this personal portfolio to showcase the work I'm proud of. I can't —with a clear conscience— slap a professional-sounding title next to my name because I'm always learning by standing on the shoulders of giants. So I will say that I am a computers hobbyist. It's liberating. And if resumés can be less conventional, this is how mine will read:

2008
Before graduating from college, I was an HP sales representative at the Bahrain-US Navy Exchange. HP rep, not an undercover agent.
2009
I graduated from the University of Bahrain with a bachelor's in Computer Science.
2010
I passed a number of Microsoft server administration certificates. They were definitely beneficial but they bore me to death. I no longer mention them as part of my current skill set.
2011
I was the webmaster and social media administrator for Euro Motors (a dealership for fancy European cars). Social media was just starting to get prevalent in the region back then, and I credit myself for having integrated new marketing mediums within the dealership. And I don't mean to brag, but I got to drive a Phantom on Bahrain's F1 track once.
2012
I flew to Australia for grad school. I was a full-time student at the University of Technology, Sydney where I majored in Interactive Multimedia. I was your stereotypical nerd. I made it to the Dean's List after the first semester and received an achievement scholarship for international postgraduate students.
2014
I worked in Riyadh as a business analyst at Mobily (the second largest mobile operator in Saudi Arabia). The contrast between Sydney and Riyadh was ―to say the least― sharp. In spite of that, I gained valuable experience in information architecture and client servicing as I was on the front lines of collecting requirements. And because I had too much time on my hands after work, I started reading Moby-Dick.
2015
I lived the #agencylife. I worked at 4SPOTS (a digital agency in Bahrain) and I burnt myself out too soon. The job was similar to my previous role in Mobily but on steroids ― and a whole lot of birthday cakes. I had to call it quits in order to recalibrate.
2016
I finished reading Moby-Dick.
2017
I ran a full marathon. I finished last (5:16:05), but hey, I ran a marathon. In the interim, I made a modest living out of freelancing almost full-time. I also developed a couple of iOS applications and took journaling a bit seriously that year. Some of my posts got published on the Muslim Vibe. The real highlight of 2017 was that I deactivated all my social media accounts. I admit that I'm still a sucker for Reddit though.
2018
I joined Memac Ogilvy as a front-end developer, where I still work. I also had the pleasure of participating as an artist at a local exhibition titled Semicolon

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”
— Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

My name is Jalal. A citizen and resident of the Kingdom of Bahrain (also a citizen and resident of the Internet). I am into digital media and particularly interested in user interfaces. I update this personal portfolio to showcase the work I'm proud of. I can't —with a clear conscience— slap a professional-sounding title next to my name because I'm always learning by standing on the shoulders of giants. So I will say that I am a computers hobbyist. It's liberating. And if resumés can be less conventional, this is how mine will read:

2008
Before graduating from college, I was an HP sales representative at the Bahrain-US Navy Exchange. HP rep, not an undercover agent.
2009
I graduated from the University of Bahrain with a bachelor's in Computer Science.
2010
I passed a number of Microsoft server administration certificates. They were definitely beneficial but they bore me to death. I no longer mention them as part of my current skill set.
2011
I was the webmaster and social media administrator for Euro Motors (a dealership for fancy European cars). Social media was just starting to get prevalent in the region back then, and I credit myself for having integrated new marketing mediums within the dealership. And I don't mean to brag, but I got to drive a Phantom on Bahrain's F1 track once.
2012
I flew to Australia for grad school. I was a full-time student at the University of Technology, Sydney where I majored in Interactive Multimedia. I was your stereotypical nerd. I made it to the Dean's List after the first semester and received an achievement scholarship for international postgraduate students.
2014
I worked in Riyadh as a business analyst at Mobily (the second largest mobile operator in Saudi Arabia). The contrast between Sydney and Riyadh was ―to say the least― sharp. In spite of that, I gained valuable experience in information architecture and client servicing as I was on the front lines of collecting requirements. And because I had too much time on my hands after work, I started reading Moby-Dick.
2015
I lived the #agencylife. I worked at 4SPOTS (a digital agency in Bahrain) and I burnt myself out too soon. The job was similar to my previous role in Mobily but on steroids ― and a whole lot of birthday cakes. I had to call it quits in order to recalibrate.
2016
I finished reading Moby-Dick.
2017
I ran a full marathon. I finished last (5:16:05), but hey, I ran a marathon. In the interim, I made a modest living out of freelancing almost full-time. I also developed a couple of iOS applications and took journaling a bit seriously that year. Some of my posts got published on the Muslim Vibe. The real highlight of 2017 was that I deactivated all my social media accounts. I admit that I'm still a sucker for Reddit though.
2018
I joined Memac Ogilvy as a front-end developer, where I still work. I also had the pleasure of participating as an artist at a local exhibition titled Semicolon.

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”
— Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

My name is Jalal. A citizen and resident of the Kingdom of Bahrain (also a citizen and resident of the Internet). I am into digital media and particularly interested in user interfaces. I update this personal portfolio to showcase the work I'm proud of. I can't —with a clear conscience— slap a professional-sounding title next to my name because I'm always learning by standing on the shoulders of giants. So I will say that I am a computers hobbyist. It's liberating. And if resumés can be less conventional, this is how mine will read:

2008
Before graduating from college, I was an HP sales representative at the Bahrain-US Navy Exchange. HP rep, not an undercover agent.
2009
I graduated from the University of Bahrain with a bachelor's in Computer Science.
2010
I passed a number of Microsoft server administration certificates. They were definitely beneficial but they bore me to death. I no longer mention them as part of my current skill set.
2011
I was the webmaster and social media administrator for Euro Motors (a dealership for fancy European cars). Social media was just starting to get prevalent in the region back then, and I credit myself for having integrated new marketing mediums within the dealership. And I don't mean to brag, but I got to drive a Phantom on Bahrain's F1 track once.
2012
I flew to Australia for grad school. I was a full-time student at the University of Technology, Sydney where I majored in Interactive Multimedia. I was your stereotypical nerd. I made it to the Dean's List after the first semester and received an achievement scholarship for international postgraduate students.
2014
I worked in Riyadh as a business analyst at Mobily (the second largest mobile operator in Saudi Arabia). The contrast between Sydney and Riyadh was ―to say the least― sharp. In spite of that, I gained valuable experience in information architecture and client servicing as I was on the front lines of collecting requirements. And because I had too much time on my hands after work, I started reading Moby-Dick.
2015
I lived the #agencylife. I worked at 4SPOTS (a digital agency in Bahrain) and I burnt myself out too soon. The job was similar to my previous role in Mobily but on steroids ― and a whole lot of birthday cakes. I had to call it quits in order to recalibrate.
2016
I finished reading Moby-Dick.
2017
I ran a full marathon. I finished last (5:16:05), but hey, I ran a marathon. In the interim, I made a modest living out of freelancing almost full-time. I also developed a couple of iOS applications and took journaling a bit seriously that year. Some of my posts got published on the Muslim Vibe. The real highlight of 2017 was that I deactivated all my social media accounts. I admit that I'm still a sucker for Reddit though.
2018
I joined Memac Ogilvy as a front-end developer, where I still work. I also had the pleasure of participating as an artist at a local exhibition titled Semicolon.

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”
— Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

My name is Jalal. A citizen and resident of the Kingdom of Bahrain (also a citizen and resident of the Internet). I am into digital media and particularly interested in user interfaces. I update this personal portfolio to showcase the work I'm proud of. I can't —with a clear conscience— slap a professional-sounding title next to my name because I'm always learning by standing on the shoulders of giants. So I will say that I am a computers hobbyist. It's liberating. And if resumés can be less conventional, this is how mine will read:

2008
Before graduating from college, I was an HP sales representative at the Bahrain-US Navy Exchange. HP rep, not an undercover agent.
2009
I graduated from the University of Bahrain with a bachelor's in Computer Science.
2010
I passed a number of Microsoft server administration certificates. They were definitely beneficial but they bore me to death. I no longer mention them as part of my current skill set.
2011
I was the webmaster and social media administrator for Euro Motors (a dealership for fancy European cars). Social media was just starting to get prevalent in the region back then, and I credit myself for having integrated new marketing mediums within the dealership. And I don't mean to brag, but I got to drive a Phantom on Bahrain's F1 track once.
2012
I flew to Australia for grad school. I was a full-time student at the University of Technology, Sydney where I majored in Interactive Multimedia. I was your stereotypical nerd. I made it to the Dean's List after the first semester and received an achievement scholarship for international postgraduate students.
2014
I worked in Riyadh as a business analyst at Mobily (the second largest mobile operator in Saudi Arabia). The contrast between Sydney and Riyadh was ―to say the least― sharp. In spite of that, I gained valuable experience in information architecture and client servicing as I was on the front lines of collecting requirements. And because I had too much time on my hands after work, I started reading Moby-Dick.
2015
I lived the #agencylife. I worked at 4SPOTS (a digital agency in Bahrain) and I burnt myself out too soon. The job was similar to my previous role in Mobily but on steroids ― and a whole lot of birthday cakes. I had to call it quits in order to recalibrate.
2016
I finished reading Moby-Dick.
2017
I ran a full marathon. I finished last (5:16:05), but hey, I ran a marathon. In the interim, I made a modest living out of freelancing almost full-time. I also developed a couple of iOS applications and took journaling a bit seriously that year. Some of my posts got published on the Muslim Vibe. The real highlight of 2017 was that I deactivated all my social media accounts. I admit that I'm still a sucker for Reddit though.
2018
I joined Memac Ogilvy as a front-end developer, where I still work. I also had the pleasure of participating as an artist at a local exhibition titled Semicolon.

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”
— Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

My name is Jalal. A citizen and resident of the Kingdom of Bahrain (also a citizen and resident of the Internet). I am into digital media and particularly interested in user interfaces. I update this personal portfolio to showcase the work I'm proud of. I can't —with a clear conscience— slap a professional-sounding title next to my name because I'm always learning by standing on the shoulders of giants. So I will say that I am a computers hobbyist. It's liberating. And if resumés can be less conventional, this is how mine will read:

2008
Before graduating from college, I was an HP sales representative at the Bahrain-US Navy Exchange. HP rep, not an undercover agent.
2009
I graduated from the University of Bahrain with a bachelor's in Computer Science.
2010
I passed a number of Microsoft server administration certificates. They were definitely beneficial but they bore me to death. I no longer mention them as part of my current skill set.
2011
I was the webmaster and social media administrator for Euro Motors (a dealership for fancy European cars). Social media was just starting to get prevalent in the region back then, and I credit myself for having integrated new marketing mediums within the dealership. And I don't mean to brag, but I got to drive a Phantom on Bahrain's F1 track once.
2012
I flew to Australia for grad school. I was a full-time student at the University of Technology, Sydney where I majored in Interactive Multimedia. I was your stereotypical nerd. I made it to the Dean's List after the first semester and received an achievement scholarship for international postgraduate students.
2014
I worked in Riyadh as a business analyst at Mobily (the second largest mobile operator in Saudi Arabia). The contrast between Sydney and Riyadh was ―to say the least― sharp. In spite of that, I gained valuable experience in information architecture and client servicing as I was on the front lines of collecting requirements. And because I had too much time on my hands after work, I started reading Moby-Dick.
2015
I lived the #agencylife. I worked at 4SPOTS (a digital agency in Bahrain) and I burnt myself out too soon. The job was similar to my previous role in Mobily but on steroids ― and a whole lot of birthday cakes. I had to call it quits in order to recalibrate.
2016
I finished reading Moby-Dick.
2017
I ran a full marathon. I finished last (5:16:05), but hey, I ran a marathon. In the interim, I made a modest living out of freelancing almost full-time. I also developed a couple of iOS applications and took journaling a bit seriously that year. Some of my posts got published on the Muslim Vibe. The real highlight of 2017 was that I deactivated all my social media accounts. I admit that I'm still a sucker for Reddit though.
2018
I joined Memac Ogilvy as a front-end developer, where I still work. I also had the pleasure of participating as an artist at a local exhibition titled Semicolon.

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