Thank you for visiting Brent Ruru – Illustrator.

I illustrate.  Anything and everything.  Moods can do that.  Using pen and watercolours.  Am self-taught and still learning.  Am grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to enrich an author’s narrative through illustration.  And appreciative to the kid’s for whom I drew a heap of stick figures for that had me taking a new trajectory to freelance illustration.

My other career kaleidoscope includes, but is not limited to:


  • Youth Mentoring
  • Registered Marriage and Independent Funeral Celebrant services  (www.brentrurucelebrant.co.nz)
  • Freelance Illustration
  • Volunteering


  • Business Coach
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Quality & Business Transformation
  • Owner/operator of a primary aged childcare business

Click here to view my Linkedin Profile

I authored and self-illustrated a book titled ‘Re-Kindle You, Dream • Design • Do – From Goal Setting to Goal Getting’.

It’s about reminding ourselves to pursue more of what matters most, in order to have greater meaningful happiness.

I tilt the above career with taking mini-retirement travelling adventures with my wife Claire.  Where I have captured a heap of experiences through journal illustrating.  Both in our own back yard, and on the global landscape.

Lots of walking, lots of cycling, lots of trekking. lots of illustrations, lots of enriched memories collected.

Click here to view our travel blog →  www.therurus.com

From time to time, I get asked to speak to help reboot other peoples trajectories (whether business or personal), with sincere brutal honest to goodness story-telling that engages, entertains and enlightens.  Using illustration too.

In-between all that, I illustrate.

To contact me regarding discussing working with you , please call or send an email.

P:      +64 27 511 0249                 E:       brentruruillustrator@gmail.com

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