Creative Director, Aspiring Role Model, Digital Media Extraordinare,
Entrepreneur, & All Around Nice Guy
Let’s start simple. I was born in Las Vegas, NV, and raised in Sacramento, CA. I hate talking about myself so a section (let alone an entire website) all about me is quite ironic. What you see is a summary of my life and everything Iam involved with/affiliated with, on one nice page.
Now for the description: I am an over-compulsive perfectionist who believes in using his time as efficiently as possible. I am an effective public speaker that understands how to adapt to different audiences. I am a student, not just incollege, but in life, I believe in learning from the world around me. I am a dreamer that is never satisfied and believes in quality over quantity. And I understand just how powerful perception is in this world.
I don’t get enough sleep because I can never shut my mind down. I don’t see “educator” as a future job title, but thoroughly enjoy teaching others what I know. I enjoy thinking more critically about the world around me and can listen to almost any type of music while doing so. My ideas fall somewhere between old fashioned, new age, and most practical, and I see Social Media as a potential tool for society, if we use it right.
I don’t like to talk about myself because I would rather let everyone around me explain who I am. I believe that we need to find what we are passionate about and never stop chasing it, and that ethics is long overdue for a return to the world. While I specialize in Digital Media, I have a general understanding of many industries.
What I want to do before I die: Become a role model for tomorrow’s generation.
do what you love, love what you do
February 2013 – Present
Manage all creative development and communications. Develop and implement branding and identity strategies. Oversee and maintain public relations, and social media. Lead development of both physical and digital marketing as well as projects relating to the technical framework of the online network.
December 2012 – Present
Represent over 27,000 students from Sacramento State to the California State Students Association. Research and inform on Higher Education policies in the California State Government. Communicate between the ASI Student Board of CSUS and the CSSA organization. Act as voting member for Sacramento State on CSSA Board of Directors.
January 2012 – August 2012
Manage, develop, and impliment on-campus marketing and promotion strategies on the California State University of Sacramento college campus. Work with regional representatives, account executives, and outside orginizations to achieve a campus wide marketing strategy.
June 2013 – Present
Represent over 437,000 students of the California State Universty system. Oversee and manage the 7 special officers representing special interests of CSU students. Assist the President of the Association on special projects and serve as the direct line of communication between special officers and the President.
June 2013 – Present
Serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors of the Sacramento based nonprofit. Advice senior management on best practices for running a nonprofit corporation, specifically on topics realting to digital strategy, marketing and social media.
July 2012 – December 2012
Help manage the physical and virtual marketing for all programs within The Well. Help maintain current social media, and implement new networks to company wide marketing measures. Develop unique marketing campaigns for specific events hosted by The Well.
Expected Graduation: Fall 2015
Class of 2011
Co-Captain/Co-Founder – Cougar Crew
Lead Attorney – Mock Trial
Director – DCTV
President – AVID
“I had the pleasure of working with Anthony on a number of projects, ranging from design to development, over the course of a year. His detail-oriented approach and work ethic are unparalleled. It’s not just that he’s a technically skilled developer, but that he also understands things from a user’s perspective. His quickly rose as a leader among the others on the Design/Development team, and effectively spearheaded the most difficult aspects of the project first – making sure a solid foundation for future progress was set.”
Arman Nobari, Aerojet
“Anthony goes above and beyond, using his creativity and social, yet professional skills to complete his tasks. Not only is Anthony a team player, but he is a leader that has proven to me as well as his peers that he is a reliable resource. He shows incredible work ethic and can nothing short of excellence should be expected of him in any position he may take in the future.”
Ben Trinh, Apple
“Anthony has an amazing attitude. He is positive and always has a smile on his face. His enthusiasm is contagious, and he commands attention when he enters a room. I often joke that Anthony Gibson is the next Mark Zuckerberg, because he just never stops. He is innovative and inspiring. He loves to create, and is constantly working for others. He is selfless and philanthropic. His mission is never complete, because he is always striving to improve. This is just who he is.”
Diane Boyd, Del Campo High School
“Anthony Gibson is the definition of a young entrepreneur. His energy, creativity, and ability to produce when things are on the line is far superior to that of his peers. He is simply MONEY!”
Jay Lottes, Del Campo High School
“Anthony is a very energetic, enthusiastic, and motivating individual. I enjoy his presence and he moves me to get up and be a model for others. I would highly recommend him for any position in any place.”
Caleb Fountain, Apple
"It’s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better." -Jonathan Ive
People often ask just what exactly I do. The short answer is I am a workaholic. The longer answer is I have way too many interests and life goals to not be a workaholic. This is a few of the things I have or am currently working on, outside of my normal 9-5:
January 2009 – Present
In 2009 I founded a creative agency to hold all of the creative projects I embarked on. To date we have ran ventures ranging from clothing lines, online magazines, to case studies. I continue to work and lead a team of visionaries to build the most creative and unique projects we can dream up.
A Collaborative Workshop with Google and California’s Top-Line Creatives. If I say any more I will be sued. More info coming this summer.
August 2012 – May 2013
While my GPA would label me as average, I have always been fascinated with education. After a year of college and mentoring several students in High School, I realized that there was a gaping hole of information that students either weren’t being taught, or weren’t absorbing. With the support of both San Juan Unified School District and Del Campo High School, I taught a high school senior class on a monthly basis. I taught topics that didn’t align with any standards, but were rather what I wished I could have learned, using methods I wish were used when I was in high school.
March 2013 – Present
Freed is a mobile application that is the first of it’s kind. As a social media aggregator, it simplifies the hectic management of multiple social media account, organizing what is most important to you in one feed. I was brought on as project manager for the new startup. I work on everything from the business plan to making sure the developers meet their deadlines. I am sheriff and advisor to the multiple projects going on at any given moment.
"It's not about who's the boss, it's about who's got the best ideas" -Roy Disney
Need to reach me? Im pretty well connected. Give me a call, email, or message by carrier pidgeon and I'll get back to you within 24 hours.
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