About Leon.

Leon Hayes - Illustrate Digital

Leon (the brain) brings heaps of wisdom and experience to the Illustrate team as our Lead WordPress Developer. From a background of varied PHP coding, his maturity in the industry comes from many different development agencies, including his stint at one of the longest established web providers in the UK.

Having been coding for over 16 years it’s an amazing sight to watch his fingers move on a keyboard! But beyond his amazing technical skill, Leon is a highly passionate, consistently driven problem solver, applying himself just the same to the more ‘normal’ development projects as well as the technical almost-impossible ones.

Our clients benefit massively from Leon’s input to the majority of our projects, helping pull all the puzzle pieces together, planning the perfect development path and utilising his lengthy experience to teach and push the rest of the team with best practices and thought-leadership.

Considering he’s sort-of your typical developer (cliché Star Wars t-shirts and all), Leon is also one of the friendliest, banterous, caring individuals you’ll have ever met and that’s why he fits into the team so well. His character and enthusiasm are infectious and he’s a joy to have in the Illustrate family.

Outside of work Leon’s passion turns to his 3 kids who provide a healthy balance of adoration and being driven crazy at the same time. He also (obviously) a massive geek and enjoys nerdy films and video games in equal measure – when you can get him to stop solving code-based problems that is!