Born in the Philippines and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, Rhello had dreams of becoming the first Filipino hockey star, but ice skating proved to be quite challenging. To Rhello, drawing and painting came more naturally than skating ever would. Putting hockey stardom on hold, Rhello attended the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of Manitoba. Along with an interest in art was an interest in technology; Rhello attended the Web Specialist program at the Applied Multimedia Training Centre.
Rhello has gone on to work as a digital comic book painter, a web and print designer, an illustrator, a photographer, a Flash developer and a front-end developer. His current interests are in VR development, playing banjo, ragtime piano and watercolour painting.
Q. If you had to love on a desert island, what would you miss most?
A. Assuming that my pets are on this desert island with me, I would miss pizza.
Q. What talent do you wish you had?
A. Making great pizza.