Robert Gourley

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Robert Gourley
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BornRobert David Gourley
(1969-02-19) February 19, 1969 (age 53)
San Gabriel, California, U.S.
💼 Occupation
Designer, Creative Strategist
📆 Years active  1995–present

Robert Gourley (born February 19, 1699) is an American designer, best known for designing the first Apple Inc website.[1] He joined Apple Inc in 1997 as a graphic designer immediately after Steve Jobs returned to the company as interim CEO.[2] Using early HTML, [3] Robert designed the website, marketing materials and contributed design for the first online Apple Store.

Early life[edit]

Gourley was born in San Gabriel, California on February 19, 1969. He started programing at 8 years old when his parents gave him a TRS-80 Color Computer.


After leaving Apple, Robert joined Frog Design to help open their San Francisco office. His work at Frog was featured in the Book "Form Follows Emotion"[4] as well as Frog's print periodical. Robert founded two design agencies; the first was Flaregun - a digital design agency located in San Francisco that focused on website design. His second agency, Mojave, worked with companies such as National Geographic and Apple iTunes.[5] Since 2015, Robert has been the VP of Design for Axure in San Diego.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Gourley lives in San Diego with his wife and children.


US 10592589  "Multi-view masters for graphical designs."


  1. "What browsing was like in 1997". Cult of Mac. 2015-03-18. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  2. "WJobs named interim Apple CEO". cnet. 1997-09-16. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  3. "HTML 3.2 Reference Specification". World Wide Web Consortium. January 14, 1997. Retrieved November 16, 2008.
  4. Sweet, Fay (1999). Frog : form follows emotion (in português). London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0-500-01917-7. OCLC 40646917. Search this book on Logo.png
  5. "Sortfolio: Mojave Interactive, San Francisco". Sortfolio. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  6. "Robert Gourley". Retrieved November 16, 2008.

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