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: Technology

Friday, December 17th, 2010

TikTok+LunaTik watches ended up raising $941,558 on kickstarter.com

It’s pretty cool to see a community of people get around a product…and to the tune of over 900k.

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Friday, December 10th, 2010

And another kinetic + flash example:

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Friday, December 10th, 2010

Flash and the Kinetic – First one to something cool WINS: http://kimulabo.jp/

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Monday, December 6th, 2010

Another good insight from @fredwilson on how events drive growth

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Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Rails or Cake? You Should Care?

I have a personal project I have been waiting… trying… or hoping to start. I guess I’ve made the realization that I need to expand my ability in order to build something that could be considered a web application. I’ve done the simple php stuff, wordpress hacks, and even a little java (not so much). I have even built a stupid simple cms for myself back in the day. It sucked. So the big question on my mind is do I take up Ruby on Rails or do I go the Cake PHP route.

As a part of the “What is this whole Interactive thing?” post, I think its important to understand whats behind the scenes. As a CD in an interactive firm I find it very important to understand the limitations of all aspects of the work. Some people scoff at understanding the backend and only concern themselves with the appearance. I’d encourage any creative on the interactive side of things to really dig into the dev side of life.

So Rails or Cake? I’m thinking Rails.

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Amazing work with quartz composer and C++

Webcam Piano with Quartz Composer from Memo Akten on Vimeo.

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Sunday, October 26th, 2008

music nirvana

I am a bit of a music junkie and an even bigger nerd wen it comes to electronics. I think I have found the perfect musical combination for the house. It includes the following combination: AirTunes + Airfoil + Pandora. Airfoil broadcasts my pandora stream from one of my wireless laptops to my airtunes set up so I can listen to anything on the computer across the stereo. Its #$%& awesome.

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Sunday, October 12th, 2008

digital video & processing

Metamorphosis from Glenn Marshall on Vimeo.

Very cool video that was made with the programing language processing. Very cool stuff here. Hopefully flash will continue to pick up what processing has learned over the years.

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Saturday, October 11th, 2008

FOWA videos

There are some great videos from the FOWA conference over at Carsonified. If you are interested in the future of web apps and great speakers check em out. http://events.carsonified.com/fowa/2008/london/content

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Friday, October 10th, 2008


So i just discovered AirFoil. If you have and airport express setup at home it will eventually piss you off that you can only stream music in your house from itunes. Airfoil takes care of that issue. All you need to do is install Airfoil and you can stream things like Pandora over your home system. Pretty danm cool: http://rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/mac/

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