I'm John Gilbert

I am a creative that has focused on digital for the last 15 years. I started when Macromedia was new and Visual Basic 4 was hot. I taught myself the ropes, studied Computer Science in college (dropped out) and ended up getting a degree in design. Luckily, the internet came along, and my passion for the web was born. I have been combineing my interests in design and technology since day one of my career and I don't intend to do anything different in the future.

15 years

I've spent the last 15 years working with this small bunch. There is a lot more but you get the idea... AAA, Agilent, AT&T,Audi, Best Buy, Chilis, Chipotle, Chiquita, Duracell, E*Trade, Epson, Finish Line, Gatorade, Grey Advertising, GSDM Advertising, Hallmark, Hewlett Packard, Jamba Juice, Jack Links Beef Jerky, Jim Beam, McDonalds, Motorola, Molson Coors, Naked Juice, Nickelodeon, Noodles and Company, Pentax, Publicis & Hal Riney, Quiznos, Qwest, Red Robin, Sports Illustrated, US Cellular, Vail Resorts, Vox Vodka, and Walmart

Some Awards: 2008 Effie, Webbiea, 8 FWA’s, 3 Adobe Site of the Day, Awwwards’s, Denver 50, W3 Best of show, Create Magazine - Creative of the year Awards, IAC Gold and Best of Show, Horizon Interactive Awards and more...



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Category Archives: Creative

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Robert Mearns has some dope illustration skills

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Cool video from The Animation Workshop. This is some intense animation: The Backwater Gospel on Vimeo

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

If your in the mood to gander at some amazing work check out @sougwen site sougwen.com

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Friday, January 14th, 2011

The design and photo combo on on this site is great – Oak Street Bootmakers: http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

The Chase Film for intel – Awesome video.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010

Pantone’s prediction for THE color of 2011 – Honeysuckle 18-2120

We know you love this one: it’s Pantone’s colour prediction for next year! So away with your Turquoise already and in with Honeysuckle (18-2120)…

Pantone’s fortune cookie for 2011 tells us that “Energising Honeysuckle Lifts Spirits and Imparts Confidence to Meet Life’s Ongoing Challenges”.

While the tagline is philosophical, it’s interesting to note that there’s a definite awareness of the financial climate in there. No purely fun-time mimosa (2008), honeysuckle is living in the real world – it’s going to keep you pepped up as you face those Challenges. That remain Ongoing.

And while turquoise (2009) did indeed serve “as an escape for many” (those days are long gone) a decent bit of honeysuckle naturally “emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor”.

Aside from that, other conclusions drawn by CR are:

It reflects the swing to the right in US politics.

It’s pretty much the opposite of turquoise.

Um, we need more pinky-reds in our lives while we dig ourselves out of this bleak economic mess.

Anyway, we look forward to hearing how you all incorporate the hue into your lives.

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

diggin the grid on this site today.

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Monday, December 6th, 2010

123Klan updates their site. As always – amazing work.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Cascade Brewery Co – Brew by Feel – This site is pretty dope. Filters the site content based on what your interested in seeing.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Nespresso Variations Throws down an amazing site.



Wow – This site reminds me of many sites being built in the years past. you can’t ignore the passion and thought put into this site though. The music is amazing, the 3D is perfect, and the interaction is stellar. Not sure how its doing to sell the product but its a crazy cool site.

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