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According to Kabalarian philosophy, as prescribed by The Society of Kabalarians of Canada, "The first name of Shefik creates a desire for change and varied experiences in order to avoid monotony."

As a Computer Programmer

Shefik developed and engineered projects for many Fortune 500 companies and the world's most celebrated brands.

As a Video Producer

Shefik produced TIME Magazine's red carpet coverage of the season 8 finale of American Idol.

As an Author

Shefik was published in the book Music Horror Stories: A Collection of Gruesome, True Tales as Told by Actual Innocent Victims Seeking a Career in the Music Business.

About Skills Technologies


What's in a name?

While others may be fixated on the programming challenges attributed to fitting a square peg into a round hole, Shefik first understands that it is geometrically more efficient to fit a round peg into a square hole. Through this, he places importance on analyzing how to solve problems, while equally dissecting why such problems materialize — and what can be further accomplished when one adheres to learned experience.

Shefik is currently a Programmer, Merck Creative Studios at Merck. He was previously a Senior Software Developer, RFI Studios at Ruder Finn, where he worked on projects for Amgen, Citibank, and Shire.

Recently, Shefik was a Senior Web Developer, Syfy at NBCUniversal, as well as a Senior Web Developer at Merriam-Webster, an Encyclopædia Britannica company.

Prior to that position, Shefik was a Senior Web Developer, MTV World at Viacom, and a senior-level Web Developer at IBM Interactive Experience, were he worked on projects for Prudential and Banorte. He was also a Drupal Developer at Penton Media, where he contributed to the development of a robust and feature-rich content management system for the diversified business-to-business media company. He also contributed similar development for a television network, while serving as a Software Engineer at CNBC.

Previously, Shefik was a Web Developer at Columbia Law School, where he developed projects for both external and internal use for the Ivy League university.

Furthermore, Shefik was a Web Developer at Condé Nast Digital, where he developed projects for their premiere online brands GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired, Epicurious and Concierge; as well as their advertising clients Chase Sapphire, Continental Airlines, Buick, Smirnoff, Stacy's Pita Chips, and Valspar Paint and Coatings.

Prior to that position, Shefik was Technical Producer at TIME Magazine and its site

Additionally, Shefik conducted contract-based work at companies, such as The Wall Street Journal, Vimeo, Coca-Cola Enterprises, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Bear Stearns, Publicis Modem, Posner Advertising and JOOR.

After leading and aiding in national publicity campaigns for a multitude of multi-platinum recording artists and record company executives, such as Dionne Warwick, The Isley Brothers, Nona Hendryx, Dru Hill, and Luther Campbell, Shefik established his New York-based entertainment company, Knight Entities, Inc., in 1997.

A mere two years later, Shefik was inducted into the 1999 edition of International Who's Who of Entrepreneurs, which reached a worldwide audience in an endeavor to recognize highly accomplished executives and professionals for their outstanding professional and civic achievements.

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Game Design

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Slim is a PHP micro framework that helps you quickly write simple yet powerful web applications and APIs.



July 2013 – March 2014

Web Developer
IBM Interactive Experience

IBM Interactive Experience (IBM's digital agency) is rated by Forrester and Advertising Age as among the top three digital agencies in the world. Clients are the highest profile, largest, and most strategic companies in the world. Core competency is designing and developing digital customer experience for clients.

Penton Media

December 2011 – April 2013

Drupal Developer

Founded in 1892, Penton Media is a diversified business-to-business media company. It is a mass media corporation that publishes and produces 113 magazines, 96 trade shows, 145 websites and has over six million subscribers across 17 different market segments.

Columbia University

October 2010 – June 2011

Web Developer
Columbia Law School

Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, is one of the oldest and most prestigious law schools in the United States. A member of the Ivy League, Columbia Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Columbia University in New York City.

Time Inc.

September 2008 – November 2009

Technical Producer,
TIME Magazine

TIME is a global multimedia brand that includes, which draws over seven million unique visitors a month and one billion page views per year; TIME Magazine, the world's largest weekly newsmagazine, with a domestic audience of 20 million and a global audience of 25 million; four worldwide editions of TIME Magazine, including TIME US, TIME Asia, TIME South Pacific, and TIME Europe, Africa & the Middle East; and TIME's other brand extensions including TIME Style & Design, TIME for Kids, and


As a computer programmer, Shefik developed and engineered projects for many Fortune 500 companies and the world's most celebrated brands. And, the mosiac continues...