Originally from the UK, Rod graduated with a degree in English with Media Studies from the University of Sussex in the late ’90s, before he found his way into writing. Staring out as a contributor for various DIY projects, he was soon writing for magazines including Sleaze Nation, The Face and Dazed & Confused. It was in 2005 that Rod landed the position as editor of Dazed – a role he held for the next seven years.
In the years that followed, Rod’s reputation for producing brilliant content and editorial features led to a much broader range of writing-based work. In 2012 he was approached by MAC Cosmetics to become the head of brand messaging in the US. Relocating to New York for the position, Rod developed the voice of MAC across multiple platforms, including the creation of global campaigns, video content and overall style guide.
Still based in New York, Rod began working for himself last year, and now shares his time between multiple projects and roles. He describes the scope of his work – from contributing to publications such as The Times, AnOther and The Gourmand, to content scriptwriting and copywriting for fashion and lifestyle brands.