Anthea Whittle is a creative and digital strategist living in Auckland, New Zealand. With a professional career in online media underway, Anthea started suffering extreme migraine-like symptoms in late 2012. A year later, she was first diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. A little-understood neurological disease which, combined with mental health struggles, forced Anthea out of full time work and then also her freelance work as a digital strategist.
After surgeries, a raft of therapies and treatments, Anthea’s current diagnosis is Chronic Daily Headache with migrainous features. She also still manages generalised anxiety disorder and depression.
These days, Anthea is working as a Digital Strategist/Online Editor for the FutureMakers project within the Creative Arts and Industries Faculty at the University of Auckland, and is enrolled at Monaco Academy to complete training as a nail technician. Follow her nail business fussybee on instagram.
This site is a personal blog, which started in 2008 on Tumblr, and was moved to a hosted WordPress site in 2018 due to Tumblr policy changes.
If you have a project in mind, or just want to reach out and say hello, please contact me.
You can do so via my most frequented social media sites or using the form below.
@antheaw on Twitter, or search by name on LinkedIn and Facebook.