Hey! I'm Gil De Los Santos, I do WordPress, UI Design and Tech.
Since I was a child, I have always been curious and shy. I enjoyed riding bikes, playing baseball, and soccer - the usual things. As I grew up, my interests and passions developed, even though I never liked school, I was always on the honor roll, so I can't complain. Then, at some point, I realized I had an inclination towards design and architecture; I loved creating cities with MicroMachines and building anything with Lego, K'nex, Tinkertoy, or Meccano's.
Over time, the moment came to make significant decisions about my professional future; by then, I was already freelancing, creating flyers, posters, websites, etc. So I decided to follow my passion for design and pursue a career that truly excited me. Nowadays, I feel proud of the achievements I have reached in my professional life. Each step, every obstacle overcome, and each success has contributed to my personal growth and led me to where I am now.
Thanks to my parents, I always had the opportunity to explore the world around me in my own way. I lived and grew up in Ciudad Victoria, a small city in northern Mexico, where, thanks to their effort, I experienced many happy moments and made great friends. Later on, I moved to the country's capital: Mexico City (CDMX), but that story is for the next episode.
One of my great hobbies has always been photography; I remember I was 8 years old when I received my first camera, a Kodak Cameo 35mm, and I haven't let go of it since then; now, I collect old cameras and enjoy experimenting with expired film rolls. Another one of my great passions is traveling; going to new places, learning about their culture, food, customs, languages, etc. Kodak Cameo 35mm, y de ahí no la he soltado; ahora colecciono cámaras viejas y me gusta experimentar con rollos caducados. También una de mis grandes pasiones es viajar; ir a lugares nuevos, conocer su cultura, su comida, sus costumbres, sus idiomas, etc.
I have always specialized in WordPress and everything related to it, and now, I am developing an interest in security and servers. Currently, I am contributing to the potential of investments in Mexico as a Tech Lead & WordPress Dev (SDEII/DRI) at Grupo Bursátil Mexicano (GBM). Tech Lead & WordPress Dev (SDEIV/DRI) at Grupo Bursatil Mexicano (GBM).
Although my journey from childhood to my professional life has been full of twists and turns, I wouldn't change anything about my experience. Each stage has been valuable and has shaped me into the person I am today.
Internet citizen since 1998.
From there, one thing led to another, and I began working with digital marketing services and tools, web development, project management, and server administration for clients and my own projects.
Later on, one thing led to another; I started working with digital marketing services and tools, web and project development, and server administration for clients and my own work.
I have experience leading teams, and I am highly reliable, responsible, and creative. Over the past 8 years of working remotely, I have discovered that it's where I am most productive.
I love engaging in technology work that involves web design, UI/UX, and development all at the same time.