Here at Gud Ideas, we maintain the belief that the success of our company is down to the hard work of each and every member of our passionate team. This is why it is important that you get the chance to get to know them and uncover what they strive for.

Today under the spotlight we have David Reis.

Who is David Reis?

As a hard-working and enthusiastic character, David is responsible for the development of websites. David is a determined individual who takes advantage of the latest design trends, web trends and technologies to deliver websites that are fully functional, as well as easy on the eye to clients. David is very adept at developing using web programming languages, content management systems such as WordPress and creating websites for our clients and the businesses we work with.

Read more about David Reis and what he does day to day at Gud Ideas…

Q&A with David Reis

Here is what David had to say when we asked him our spotlight questions!

What’s life like at Gud Ideas?

Life at Gud Ideas is great, we’re a close-knit bunch who have the right balance of working hard while still enjoying the day. Everyone gets on well, so our office always has a nice atmosphere and is a good environment to work in.

We have good banter with each other (especially us lads), but work well as a team and are always there for advice when someone needs some help.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing your current role?

If I wasn’t a developer, I would have probably been an author and illustrator. In my childhood, I loved reading books and as I grew I started writing some stories. At the age of nine, I decided to write my first storybook in my spare time called “The Flying House” (I know, it sounds terrible), the book also had hand-drawn illustrations on each page. As I entered my teenage years, I started reading and drawing some comic books about things I was interested in like superheroes and football.

How do you define success?

I think success hasn’t got a fixed definition, it is different for everyone, but success to me is when you have made a positive impact on people’s lives, and it can be through anything. I also believe success is when you have fulfilled a goal or a group of goals to achieve a target that is important to you.

Who do you look up to?

I have looked up to many people in my life, but my mother has to be the one, I have learnt so much from her on how to handle both good and tough times. We have been through so much together along with the rest of my family and what I have learnt from her is that you can get anywhere you want with hard work, determination and most importantly God.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?

One thing I can’t live without is definitely technology because I use them on a daily basis. I use my mobile phone, laptop and even my games console every day (especially my laptop for coding).

However, I’d like to see how I’d cope if all the tech I own were locked up in a massive box and buried 6 feet under, even if it was just for a day!

What is your greatest fear?

I have a few fears, the one that is quite common is my fear of heights, another that is truly bizarre is my fear of snails and slugs. Although I’d probably say my greatest fear of all is snakes, I can’t stand snakes at all, I have too many bad memories of them!

What is your favourite thing to do?

During my spare time, I like to be as active as possible by regularly doing activities such as playing football or jogging. I also love listening to music, and I have a broad taste in music, I really like indie/alternative rock and gospel music, at the moment I am starting to like a little bit of folk music.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you?

A surprising thing about me is I have a qualification in Dance and another in Dance Leadership. I know right, you are probably thinking I have two left feet (which I do).

The hardest thing you have ever had to do?

The hardest thing I had to do is when I was the transition from school to work at the age of 17/18. I previously worked for another company before I joined Gud Ideas and it was a really tough year for me, I thought to myself “Did I make the right decision?”.

However, that tough year really helped me a lot and built-up my skills as well as my personality, and it really toughened me up for the real world.

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?

I wish I had a log for all the mistakes I made from the age of 13 and tell everything to my 13-year-old self, but I guess that that’s not allowed for this question. However, one thing I would say is “you will have a passion for programming. Start now, work very hard on it, and you will be set for the future!”.

All Cheesed out

With all the awkward questions out the way, we would like to thank David for taking part. Keep an eye out for more Gud ideas Under the Spotlight Q&A sessions.