Head of Development

Ian Brown


Tea and biscuits. That’s the strongest start to describing Ian, our resident Yorkshireman and lover of everything with gravy, not excluding his tea and biscuits. Ian (or Ianto to use his adopted Welsh name) is our Head of Development here at Illustrate Digital. He joined us in early 2018 after a long career in management at Tesco Supermarkets, progressed into producing some of the hottest code we’ve seen and now oversees our day-to-day production with our talented team of developers – well, every little helps. 😉

Having previously worked as part of our development team and specialising in PHP back-end, his WordPress knowledge has expanded hugely since joining our team, making him a great asset for problem-solving and strategising really intuitive back-end functionality for our clients to use when easily updating their websites.

If you hadn’t noticed by our introduction to Ian, he’s certainly up for a bit of banter and has a great work ethic, nor does it take much to get him motivated and passionate about a project [pour gravy here, or anywhere]. He’s a perfect fit to lead our busy team of dev and UX experts.

Outside of work time, Ian is busy studying to complete his degree in Computing and IT, as well as spending quality time with his equally Northern wife, Helen. If you want to get Ian talking about something other than code or Yorkshire Tea, then he loves his two cats, Ethel and Mavis, with plenty of pictures to show you! :heart_eyes_cat: Not forgetting that he’s also a massive geek at heart and a big lover of shows and movies such as Dr Who and Star Wars.

Written by Ian Brown