Since I was a child, life taught me you can be whatever you want to be, you just have to work hard on it.
I’m Syrian, born and raised in Damascus since March 21st 1997. I left Damascus in 2015 to come to Istanbul, not only because of the war, but also to start a new journey in my life, to build all the big things I had in mind.
I used to work as a Full-Stack Developer for quite a time, then I shifted to User Interface (UI) design. I don’t really know why actually, but I found myself better here, more challenging maybe.
In 2014, I began to work on my personal projects. I started a small development studio ‘Yaqut Lab’ with my friend Araby Alhomsi. It was a side-project while working as an employee in several companies.
In 2016, fed up with my daily routine made of same companies and same boring people, I felt I was not at the place I wanted to be, so I left this job. I started to work on my biggest project so far: Liliom.
On November 2nd, 2017, I met Ex-Partner. He was like me, doing a lot of great things with his own company, but both of us missed a little something. That’s why we decided to become partners under one name, to make things move faster and better.
Liliom started as a 1-person company and today, we are 13, working in our office based in Istanbul, but also remotely all around the world. We already have several projects blossoming such as Yawmme, Ejadjob, Beeild and Wajihat.
On November 14, 2018, We took at Liliom 1 million Turkish lire ($200K) as an investment for our products and to grow our team. Also, we had new board members and new CEO hired by the investor!
On April 14, 2019, Some how some way, I’m out of the company I started, Liliom!
On August 30, 2019, I launched my new idea, Linkati
So yeah, I’m Syrian and I’m UX\UI Designer & Product Designer at TRTWORLD
Thank you for reading.