My name is Rob Gillespie and I live in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Whilst working in marketing for a large car rental company in Leeds. I quickly realised that my interests were in web design and online marketing. I could see that this was going to be the future for all advertising.
I wasn’t happy just giving a brief to a design agency and then constantly asking them to change it again and again. So I started to design certain elements of the website myself, starting with sketches on paper and then eventually buying some design software and actually creating parts of the web site myself and sending it to the agency for them to add to their graphics.
From here I decided that it was best to keep this work in house, I sent myself on a design course and never looked back.
I am not a qualified graphic designer nor am I an artist (although I did study at Leeds college of art and design), they are just things I have always had a great interest in. I’m a big believer that practice makes perfect and although far from perfect I am practicing every day.
Unfortunately my work at 1car1 Car & Van Rental came to an end along with all of the other employees, and after trying my hand at a few jobs including selling advertising space and online marketing packages. I quickly realised that I could do a better job than this unnamed directory company (the local phone book that isn’t yellow). So that’s when RG Online Solutions was created.
I have an ongoing contract with a car rental company in Australia (yes, i am a morning person) and on top of that I have managed to build my client base in the UK. I currently work with event companies, sculptors, model agencies, architects, personal trainers and hospitality companies.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my son Charlie, playing golf, 5-a-side football and going to the football & Rugby ‘LEAGUE’ (not that other silly one). Like it or not I am a big Manchester United & Leeds Rhinos fan and get to games as much as work and family time will allow. I’m also a big fan of tattoo’s and am in the middle of getting my right arm covered in all of the things that mean something to me, most of them being my grandads service tattoo’s, I really like the old school designs.
I’m into a wide variety of music but if i am in the office or the car, there is nothing better than a bit of hard rock/metal. Metallica, Pantera, Killswitch Engage and Hatebreed are among the most played in my itunes….