I received my BA from Brown University, with a concentration in English and American literature and a minor in education. After graduating, I worked as a print and online graphic designer and web developer for a variety of local, national, and international projects. I also gained experience writing and reporting for tech websites
Adam Gillitt. Photo ©2023 Maurice Ramirez.
In 2021, I founded Alameda Post Inc., which is a 501(c)(3) corporation serving the community of Alameda, CA. I currently serve as the President and Publisher, among other roles.
We publish a free weekly newsletter and a weekly news digest podcast. We are also responsible for hosting the city’s centralized online event calendar, and we lead popular Alameda history walking tours.
Alameda Post Inc. is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News, Local Independent Online News Publishers, the Association of Nonprofit News Organizations, the Alameda Chamber and Economic Alliance, Downtown Alameda, and WABA. We were named Best Community Partner for 2023 by the Alameda Chamber.
Previously, from 2011-2020, I was the creative director at TISOAA, an agency providing marketing, design, and development services to clients in the tech, health & wellness, B2B, and B2C sectors nationwide. Our clients included ZARGES Inc., SANBlaze, CAVA Robotics, ASIS, and TSS.
From 2006 through 2022, I provided freelance consulting services via Gillico Worldwide, my design and creative firm focused on blogs and WordPress site development, plus associated branding and marketing. My clients included Wind River, Stanford University, Funny or Die, Worcester Art Museum, and Bonneau Fuels.
Since being appointed in 2016, I have been serving as a member of the Alameda Public Art Commission, making decisions and recommendations to City Council regarding public art programs and installations in Alameda. In 2019, I was elected the Chair, and in 2020, I was appointed to a second term. I am also on the Community Advisory Board for Rhythmix Cultural Works, and I am a former director, Vice President, and President of the Alameda Museum.
I was a member of the inaugural class of the Alameda Chamber and Economic Alliance‘s Leadership Alameda program and graduated in October, 2022 after a ten-month program learning about Alameda’s leaders and developing leadership skills.
I live in Alameda with my partner, Benjamin, in an old house that has an eclectic garden, tropical fish, and two cats. My interests outside of work include cooking, flea markets, gardening, biking, home improvement, and technology.