Lead WordPress Engineer

Simon Pollard

About

Cut Simon and he’ll bleed WordPress! The first Bristolian on our team, Simon started out things in our Bristol office and it’s safe to say he’s a WordPress legend. He joined us in early 2020 after a long career with brands and agencies in the UK, working on some high-scale enterprise WordPress websites.

Simon organised WordCamp Bristol in 2019 and is involved in running the WordPress Meetups in Bristol on a monthly basis. This sort of involvement, experience and insight into the WordPress community is what makes him a perfect fit at Illustrate Digital as we focus on our growth over the coming months and years.

As part of our engineering team and specialising in PHP back-end, his WordPress knowledge is strong, making a great addition to the already strong team of platform experts. Unsurprisingly, you’ll normally find him focussed on code, troubleshooting and producing intuitive back-end functionality.

Alongside his passion for clean, well-commented code, Simon has a big heart for creating great communities that allow people to learn. He also loves music – especially in vinyl form, good beers and spending time with his wife (not necessarily in that order)!