In the sixth instalment of our regular series, ‘The Q&A With…’ Mark Tuxford catches up with

Head of Web Design and Moldovan maestro, Cristina Ignat.

It takes a brave person to make a move from another country, leaving behind their home comforts and embarking on an adventure to further their career and their capabilities. Cristina is originally from Moldova and since joining Universal Web Design a few years ago, she has gone from strength to strength.

While her enjoyment comes from making bespoke websites for a variety of different businesses in a wide range of industries, casting her design-eye over a multitude of projects, Cristina also oversees the Web department and credit control. She has also dabbled in marketing areas, where she is able to cover team members when they are away from the office on annual leave etc.

Having grown up in a country that appreciates hard-work, Cristina is the definition of getting the job done correctly and efficiently where she has received rave reviews and testimonials from a whole host of happy clients!

Cristina bleeds UWD and feels right at home with the rest of team, where she is constantly striving for the best from not only other colleagues but also herself.

Cristina Ignat

Ultimately Cristina is always working behind the scenes on a variety of projects, ensuring the smooth running and the success of Universal Web Design is maintained. We allow our clients to speak with the likes of Cristina and the web team, where they can help you professionally create the online presence you desire.

We’re all about the personal touch within our company, and with this in mind a Q&A is a great way to get to know the team on a business and personal level. So, without further or do, let’s see what Cristina has to say in her Q&A edition!

– What attracted you to the role at UWD?
“The work diversity, the opportunity to grow and develop not only my skills, but my hard working team and the excellent clients I work with every day.”

– What’s been the best part about your time at UWD so far?
“The recognition for my hard work is always appreciated. Recently I kindly received a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne from a client that was really happy with the finished project I produced for them – to feel appreciated is the best feeling!”

– What is your normal working day like at UWD?
“Everyday is different, which is really good as it’s never boring! It usually starts with a to do list and making sure my team is well prepared for the day. Followed by working on the web design projects for the day and keeping the customers up to date – it’s always good to be busy!”

– How are you enjoying creating the bespoke websites that clients require?
“I enjoy helping people, so to see how a business grows and gains a solid online presence is rewarding. It is a very unique feeling to feel part of a success or to know that you had a major impact on it.”

– What do you do in your spare time to unwind from a busy week at work?
“The trouble is that I love my job and what I do. But when I get a minute to myself I like to read different business books (currently reading The Brad Sugars’ Library) these help me to develop myself; working on becoming a better person than I was yesterday.”

– What advice would you have for those looking to join UWD?
“We are in a fast growing industry, so if you don’t keep up to date, work hard and develop yourself, you will find it hard as all the team here are highly motivated and ready to take their skills to the next level.”

– What is your favorite food?
“I love seafood linguine – I could it that every single day and still love it!”

– What is your favorite Film/TV Programme?
“I love to watch Planet Earth – it’s mind-blowing!”

– What is your favorite song?
“I love you baby, by Frank Sinatra.”

– Top FIVE celebrities you would have round for a dinner party? (Dead or alive)
– Sir Richard Branson
– Sir Alan Sugar
– Tom Ford
– Gabrielle Chanel
– Cleopatra

– Which THREE words describe you best?
– Determined
– Hard-Working
– Open minded

– What is your greatest achievement?
“Being where I am and how I am today!”

– What is your hidden talent?
“I’m able to speak three different fluent languages.”

– What is your favourite motivational quote?
“Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world!”

Cristina

Now you’ve got to know Cristina in more depth, you have the opportunity to come in and discuss your new bespoke website and meet the rest of the UWD team in our digital lounge. Alternatively, you can reach her via email webdesign@universalwebdesign.co.uk or call Cristina directly today on 01206 588 000.