Brian Thurogood

Benefitting from astonishing openings in the time/space continuum, I have managed to travel the world and live in many countries. A planned career path, you ask? Not even close.

From musician to journalist to editor to publisher took me from New Zealand to Europe, from my own businesses to working for some of the largest media companies on planet Earth.

Involvement in projects that spanned continents — at EMAP and Sky, for example — offered wonderful opportunities to visit and work in cities from San Francisco to Moscow, including London, Edinburgh, Paris, Copenhagen, Prague, Granada and Milan to name a few.

goth and steampunk fashion and music

Did I mention my passion for goth and steampunk fashion and music?

No matter whether a designer, creative director or systems manager, my roles have tracked alongside the inspired changes to the publishing industry over the past 40 years — the Apple years!

Yes, sorry, I’m an unapologetic iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad and MacBook user, and even visited the Xerox Research Centre at Palo Alto way back at the dawn of the graphical user interface (otherwise known as point-and-click with the mouse) and the WYSIWYG text editor.

Raglan iHub visitor information centre
Web design for Dyana Wells, artist and author
Web design for Sunflower Oracle Wellness Network

Brian’s Course for the Summer School 2023

Design and Optimisation for Creative Websites

Adults, 3 days. 9am–4pm
23-24-25 January 2023

Learn to create a new website using the latest Website Builder options.

Learn how to upgrade/update your existing website to include the latest design tools.

Understand why Search Engine Optimisation is a minefield, and yet easy to action when you use the top 5 tips.

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