Highly experienced IT Project Manager, IT, Web, UI and UX Design Expert and Academic Tutor with 15 years’ working background. Professional, flexible, creative, and service-oriented. Offering a unique combination of creativity and analytical skill with the ability to assess both vantage points to create cost-effective solutions for clients. Proven ability to manage multiple projects while meeting challenging deadlines. Strong public speaking, teaching, and facilitating skills for diverse professional and general audiences.

Areas of skills and expertise include: IT Project Leadership | Web Project Management | Databases | Software Engineering | Software Quality Assurance | Online Marketing | Social Media Marketing | Search Engine Optimization | Web Analytics | Web Design | Graphic Design | User Interface Design | User Experience Design | Graphic Animations

work experience

  • Academic Tutor
    February 2015 – Present | Khazar University, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Subjects: Web Programming | Computer Graphics | Web and Graphic Design | Computer Applications in Engineering | Software Engineering | Multimedia Systems | Database Systems
  • CEO, Project Manager, Creative Director
    January 2008 – Present | COLORITM – Web Creative Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Mission: Policy, planning, management and administration of Company | Research and analysis of Internet marketing | Management and coordination of all projects | Technical and visual design of projects | Creating strategy, SEO and web analytics of projects
    Achievements: Successfully managed and designed up to 50 projects. 5 times had been rewarded with international design awards.
  • Web Project Manager
    December 2014 – June 2015 | WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), Baku, Azerbaijan
    Mission: Management of development cycles of National Parks web portal in Azerbaijan Republic | Web, UI & UX Design of web portal
  • IT Project Manager & Web Technologies Expert
    January 2013 – January 2015 | Institute of Information Technology of ANAS, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Mission: Management and coordination of multiple web projects | Technical and visual design of projects | Creating strategy, SEO and web analytics for web projects | Control of projects for quality and standards
    Achievements: Successfully managed and designed up to 10 projects and 10 times had been rewarded with extra money bonuses.
  • Research Scientist and Teacher Assistant
    October 2011 – December 2012 | Hradec Kralove University, Faculty of Informatics and Management, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
    Mission: Research (e-Gov. standards and requirements for IT and web resources) | Assistant teacher (Web Technology, Software Development)
    Achievements: Successfully completed research, wrote a review, published 2 article.
  • Creative Design Director & Team Leader
    2008–2009 | MinA Group of Companies, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Mission: Manage multiple projects form concept through completion | Work with internal team to generate ideas | Create UI and UX design for projects | Quality control over projects
    Achievements: Re-branded company from scratch. Successfully managed the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
    October 2007–january 2008 | Boss Computing Limited, Wales, UK
    Mission: Developing concepts, graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and websites.
  • Senior Web Developer & Senior Web Designer
    June 2006 – January 2008 | Region Plus Information Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Mission: Designing and developing of Company website | Backing up and monitoring of website | Creating monthly reports
    Achievements: Successfully designed and developed agency website and supported.
  • Teacher
    February 2006 – January 2007 | Information Technology Education Centre of Information Technology Institute, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Mission: Teaching and testing of PhD students for Web and General Information Technology subjects
  • Network System Administrator & Webmaster
    September 2004 – March 2006 | MedLayt Pharmaceutical Company, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Mission: Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments | Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures in order to protect data, software, and hardware | design and coding of company website and medical portal | Backing up and monitoring of websites | Creating monthly reports
    Achievements: Re-branded company, successfully designed and developed company website and medical portal. Implemented security policy and monitoring system for the local network.
  • Research Scientist & Senior IT Specialist
    January 2002 – January 2011 | Institute of Information Technology of ANAS, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Mission: Research (Open Information Spaces, Content Delivery Networks, Cash technology) | Development of Intellectual Information Fond (Corporative Information System) | UI and UX design of projects | Quality control of projects | Creating multimedia reports
    Achievements: Successfully completed dissertation and rewarded with PhD diploma, published up to 12 articles in international journals. Developed and tested Intellectual Information Fond in the ANAS corporative network and had been rewarded. Successfully designed portal about Virtual School and made a presentation at the World Congress of Azerbaijani Youth in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Teacher
    January 2001 – January 2002 | Azerbaijan International University, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Teaching Subjects: Programming Languages | Design and Multimedia
  • IT Technical Support Officer
    January 2000 – January 2002 | Institute of Information Technology of ANAS, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Mission: Monitor and maintain the computer systems and networks of Academy | Install and configure computer systems | diagnose hardware, software and solve technical and application problems


  • 2011–2012 | Postdoctoral Fellowship in Informatics and Management, Hradec Kralove University, Czech Republic  |  certificate
  • 2003–2008 | Ph.D. in System Analyze, Control and Information Processing , Institute of Information Technology of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences  |  diploma
  • 1998–2000 | M.Sc. in Control of Automatic Systems and Program Provision, Azerbaijan Technical University  |  diploma
  • 1994–1998 | B.Sc. in Computer Mathematics, Azerbaijan Technical University  |  diploma

linguistic ability

English – professional proficiency | Russian - professional proficiency | Turkish – professional proficiency | Azeri - native or bilingual proficiency

computational skills

  • Programming Languages : HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL
  • Deisgn : Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Cinema 4D, SWISHmax
  • OS Platforms : Windows, Mac OS, Linux
  • MS Office : MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point, MS Outlook, MS OneNote, MS Project

teaching subjects

  • Information Technology | Software Engineering
  • Web Technologies | Online (Digital) Marketing | Web Design | Graphic Design


  • English Language Certificate – LCC International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania, July 8-26, 2013  |  certificate
  • Online Marketing and SEO Certificate – La Salle Business School, Almere, The Netherlands, August 5-22, 2012  |  certificate
  • Open Minded Project Management Certificate – La Salle Business School, Barcelona, Spain, July 6-16, 2012  |  certificate
  • IT Scientific Researcher Internship Certificate – Hradec Kralove University, Faculty of Informatics and Management, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, October 24, 2011 - December 10, 2012  |  certificate
  • Wireless and Mobile Networking Course in the CeeNet 2004 Workshop on Network Technology – Budapesht, Hungary, August 16-26, 2004  |  certificate
  • Informatics Certificate – Institute of Information Technologies of The Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences – Baku, Azerbaijan, June 30, 2004  |  certificate
  • English Language Certificate – Institute of Foreign Languages of The Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences – Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25, 2004


  • A' Design Award and Competitions 2013
  • CSS Design Awards 2012 (Website Design Competition)
  • World Wide Web Award 2009 – Golden Award (Website Design and Development Competition)
  • Pixel Design Award 2008 (Website Design and Development Competition)
  • My Design Award 2008 (Website Design Competition)


  • M.H.Sharifov. Information security and requirements for web sites // I Republic scientific-practical conference after the name of natinal leader H.Aliyev, 17-18 May, 2013, p.119-122
  • H.Skalska, R.Alguliev, F.Yusifov, M.Sharifov, “Web Analytics as One of the Feedback Mechanisms in Electronic Government Management”, IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2012, pp.483-486
  • M.H.Sharifov. Analyse of modern condition of structuring chaotic information spaces on the network basis // Proceedings of Azerbaijan National Aerospace Agency, 2008, Vol.3(11), pp.91–96
  • M.H.Sharifov. Minimization delivery cost in Content Delivery Networks with multilevel hierarchical architecture // AVT, 2006, Vol.40, Issue 6, pp.75-80.
  • R.M.Alguliev, R.M.Aliguliyev, M.H.Sharifov. A model of the optimal placement of servers and web-contents in a Content Delivery Networks // AVT, 2006, Vol.40, Issue 4, pp.42-50
  • R.M.Alguliev, R.M.Aliguliyev, M.H.Sharifov. An approach to the optimum placement of CDN servers in global networks nodes // Information technologies, 2006, Vol.11, pp.20–26
  • R.M.Alquliev, I.M.Aliyev, M.H.Sharifov. Creation of dinamically formed Iintellectual Information Fonds on the base of CDN technology // ANAS News, 2004, Vol.2, pp.31–34
  • M.H.Sharifov. Development of content-servers for the corporate networks // 5th International Workshop “Information networks, systems and technologies”, Moscow, 2004, p.154-160
  • R.M.Aliguliyev, I.M.Aliyev, M.H.Sharifov. Development of content-server networks on the base of CDN technology // 9th International Scientific Conference, Kharkov, 2003, p.54-55
  • R.M.Aliguliyev, I.M.Aliyev, M.H.Sharifov. Creation of dinamically formed intellectual information fonds on the base of CDN technology // 4th International Scientific Workshop “Information networks, systems and technologies”, Moscow, 2003, p.116-118
  • I.M.Aliyev, M.H.Sharifov. Organization and manage of contents in the Intellectual Information Fond // Information Technologies and Systems, Vladikavkaz, 2003, p.57-60

projects & portfolio

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  • Total sum of projects: web projects as project manager (up to 30), website design and maintenance (up to 100), graphic design (40), flash animation (40)


WWF - World Wild Fund for Nature | Information Technology Institute | Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation | Azerbaijan Newspaper | Bank Respublika | Kapital Bank | Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences | Azerenerji | ADO-G Group of Companies | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan | Xeberservis Information Agency | Azad Azerbaijan TV and Radio Broadcasting |Speksa | Central Clinic | Baku Medical Centre | Elvin Tobacco | VM Polygraph | Financial Consulting | Imperial Business Group