“I have always felt entrepreneurial. When I was nine years old, I saw part of a documentary about the formation of diamonds and if you crush coal, it turns into diamonds. I quickly ran outside, grabbed some bitumen, put it under my bed leg and tried to squash it to create diamonds. I couldn’t believe no one had thought of it. I thought I was going to be rich!”- A young, determined Angela Mogridge.
My name is Angela Mogridge I’m a business entrepreneur who loves the tech space, and still holds onto that nine year old’s ambition.
I am co-founder and director of Ruby6, a web design and digital agency offering niche branding, graphic design and website development.
I grew up on Brisbane’s north side with three other siblings (and a case of middle child syndrome!). Thanks to my Mum, I was enrolled in many extracurricular activities including ballet, tennis, private cello lessons, jazz, netball, athletics and piano. Needless to say, I had a very active childhood.
It wasn’t until my university days when I discovered my passion for web design. I was inspired by an education and technology subject which focused on how to build a website for teaching purposes. Determination kicked in and I found myself spending hours on coding and creating websites for family, friends and contacts.
After graduating university with a Bachelor of Arts and Secondary Education, I took on a contract job teaching Maths at Nudgee Boys College. I was eventually offered a full time position, which I declined to pursue other business ventures. Teaching wasn’t for me.
Over the years I’ve been involved in many exciting business ventures, which saw me living and working over in LA & Vegas, starting up a successful UK tech company and pioneering my own globally recognised singing and dancing show, The Million Dollar Babes.
In 2010 I started up a daily deals company called Go Wild Deals, which became a trending topic on Twitter within the first two months of trading, and named the ‘Best Shopping Website of the year’ in 2012.
Despite having multiple business ventures on the go, my free time was mainly dedicated to web design. By the time I started Ruby6 in 2007, I had been a freelance web designer for six years. The ever-changing nature of the design and the digital space keeps me on my toes, and Ruby6 brings something new and exciting to the table everyday which satisfies my eagerness to learn.
In between numerous amounts of coffee, late nights and deadlines I enjoy painting, yoga, trying new experiences, eating different food and wines and meeting fresh faces.
That’s me in a nutshell!