[Read this with an East London accent for dramatic effect] “Mate, mate, mate, mate, mate” is probably how Rhodri would introduce himself. Originally born in Wales, moved to London and back to Wales again (green green grass of home and all that). Rhod, for short, is our Business Development Director at Illustrate and joined the team in 2018 to help with taking us to the next level.
As a key part of our client services team, Rhod is responsible for seeking out new opportunities for our business as well as our clients. As a proven next-level thinker, with experience in growing strong agencies in both Cardiff and London, he’s the right guy for the job of introducing new ideas and new people to the impactful work we produce at Illustrate.
Rhodri doesn’t spend all that much time in the office, he’s out trying to add as much value as possible to as many people as possible. You’ll mostly find him at good events, out in meetings with new people and key contacts, or in another room on the phone talking as loudly as he possibly can (we still haven’t found the volume control). As if the intro to his profile didn’t say it well enough, you could describe Rhodri as a “proper lad” who is always up for a laugh. He also happens to be the loudest person you’ve ever heard using a keyboard!
Outside of life at Illustrate, Rhodri’s biggest achievement is the relationship he has with his wife and two kids. He spends a lot of quality time whether that’s being super romantic, or coaching kids football practice (cute). Rhod’s also a big sports guy, really into football and a huge fan of Swansea City.