Alan Gilbertson

Alan Gilbertson is an independent (Scots by birth, independence is in the blood) creative director and designer living in Los Angeles, on the left coast of the U.S. Specialties are visual branding, identity programs and large format (indoor, outdoor and illuminated), across all media. His first love is book design, which he never gets tired of, closely followed by Creative Suite workflow efficiency, with which he is mildly obsessed. Besides CreativePro, you can find him on , Behance, InDesign Secrets, various Adobe forums and a sprinkling of social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter (@gngcreative) and Google+ (+AlanGilbertson), sharing hard-won experience with Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and other apps in the Adobe Creative Suite, most of which he uses (although InDesign is still his favorite).

Articles by Alan Gilbertson

The One-Hour Ad Deadline

The phone call and the email arrived together. “We’ve reserved a full page ad in the next edition of [big regional entertainment weekly]. Ticket sales are slow, and we [...]

January 11, 2016 // 9 Comments

Can You Learn to Be Creative?

A few years back, I came across a question on the Graphic Design forum of the StackExchange network. StackExchange has its roots in the programming world, and this user was a [...]

December 29, 2014 // 4 Comments