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: News

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

lets roll


There are some people that have the gift of sales. There are some that can make code sing. There are some that can see it creatively happen before others. I’m constantly amazed by people and the perceptions they have about how they work. It comes down to how they think and how they act and how they feel they should be treated. Anyways… it is sometimes very cool to see the different personalities that exist inside a business and how they affect what we all do together. Having been in one company that was two different companies and is now one its cool to see the affect. Sorry to get deep.

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Monday, August 8th, 2011

10 Most Hated Jobs – funny (or not) that of the top 10 I do 6 of them on a weekly basis but don’t hate my job


I was just reading through CNBC.com and found an interesting article on the ten most hated jobs. As I was clicking through each job I found myself saying “Crap. I do 5 or 6 of these on a weekly basis but I don’t even remotely hate my job.” I think this article goes to show how hard/stressful being in the digital advertising industry can become. We have to be a lot of things for a lot of people. It also shows that if we do “it” right we have a lot to offer and lot to be thankful for. I guess each job on their own has its downside but what position doesn’t. We are in an industry that is redefining itself on a weekly basis. Just a simple thought from what was probably meant to be a traffic driving article for an big site.

Here is a link to the article from CNBC.com: http://bit.ly/p70xS6

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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

More on our project for Entrepreneur Magazine: The Secret Sauce Part II


via entrepreneur.com


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Friday, March 18th, 2011

We have just released the Red Robin Customizer iPhone app.

via itunes.apple.com

This project has been a labor of love. It wasn’t that easy to build or design but the crew did an exceptional job on this app. You can swipe ingredients by using touch, customize an entire meal, and see any sort of nutrition info you want. Hope everyone enjoys. Feel free to give it an outstanding review in the iTunes store.

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Thursday, December 9th, 2010

The latest post on our Entrepreneur Social Media Challenge – How Big Papa’s Is Building Its Fan Base

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Sunday, August 24th, 2008

my biggest critic/fan???


Crazy huh? Its great because I can make these little noises and he is enthralled. I wish clients were this easy. Just make a fart noise on a conference call and get a standing ovation.

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Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Gonna be a dad

Had the ultra sound yesterday and found out that its a boy. Crazy huh.

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Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Jamba Is live

The crew at Xylem just launched JambaJucie.com. Its got some neat features and is the first re branding effort by jamba in a ling while. Glad to be part of it. Check back for more, we have a ton planned for 08.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Gonna be a Dad

Yep – thats right. My wife and I are expecting our first child. I will write more when I know more…

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Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Gorilla Glue

I am proud to announce then newest site from the Xylem crew. Its got a great design and a great management system.Check out Gorilla Glue.

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