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: Misc

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Great interview with Aaron Patzer, Founder of Mint.com

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Friday, November 19th, 2010

Loveing this poster on ventilate – Poster Series 03

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Friday, November 5th, 2010

Advertising – It’s a Love Hate Thing – The Denver Egotist – A good video for you agency types!

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Adobe Shows Off Fancy WebKit-Based Typography | via Webmonkey 

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Hand-drawn Monogram sweetness

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Awesome video : Buying Things Dressed As A Bank Robber

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Watch These Colors Dance, Then See How It Was Done – Some amazing photography here

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Great video for Brother Printers

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Friday, October 8th, 2010

Sesame Street Old Spice Parody

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Friday, October 8th, 2010

Microsoft and Adobe Chiefs Meet to Discuss Apple: Woah

DESCRIPTIONLeft Brendan Smialowski/Bloomberg; right, Matthew Staver/Bloomberg. Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer of Adobe. At right, Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft.

Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, recently showed up with a small entourage of deputies at Adobe’s offices to hold a secret meeting with Adobe’s chief executive, Shantanu Narayen.

The meeting, which lasted more than an hour, covered a number of topics, but one of the main thrusts of the discussion was Apple and its control of the mobile phone market and how the two companies could team up in the battle against Apple. A possible acquisition of Adobe by Microsoft were among the options.

The New York Times learned about the meetings through employees and consultants to the companies who were involved in the discussions that took place or familiar with their organization, all of whom asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly by Microsoft or Adobe. Those involved in the meeting, from its logistical set up to the discussion that took place,   were instructed to stay  quiet about the two companies holding council.

In the past, Adobe and Microsoft have been rivals with competing software and the companies became really combative in 2007 when Microsoft began promoting  Silverlight, its software plug-in for the Web that directly competes with Adobe Flash.

Holly Campbell, senior director of Adobe’s corporate communications, did not deny the meeting took place when asked via e-mail. “Adobe and Microsoft share millions of customers around the world and the C.E.O.’s of the two companies do meet from time to time,” she said. “However, we do not publicly comment on the timing or topics of their private meetings.”

Microsoft said it did not “comment on rumors/speculation.”

One person familiar with the discussion said the two companies had talked about the blockade that Apple’s chief executive, Steven P. Jobs, had placed on Adobe’s Flash software for its hand-held devices and whether a partnership by Adobe and Microsoft could fend off Apple, which continues to grow at juggernaut speeds.

Another person with knowledge of the talks  explained that Microsoft had courted Adobe several years ago. But the deal never moved past informal talks as Microsoft feared that the Justice Department would most likely block the acquisition on antitrust grounds.

This person noted that at the time, Microsoft was the dominant force in technology and Google and Apple were not the giants they are today.

Randal C. Picker, a professor of law of the University of Chicago, said in a telephone interview that the technology landscape was drastically different now and that an acquisition or partnership of this nature would likely not be halted.

“There’s not a question that the atmospherics of Microsoft are much more different that they were a decade ago,” he said. “I think you could imagine Microsoft being a more aggressive purchaser in a world where they are no longer an 800-pound gorilla.”

Professor Picker said the Justice Department  and the Federal Trade Commission were focused on other large technology companies and consumer-related issues.

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