Adam Gillitt. Photo by Maurice Ramirez.
Photo: Maurice Ramirez.

I received my BA from Brown University in 1993, with a concentration in English and American literature and a minor in education.  After graduating, I worked as a graphic designer and web developer for a quarter century for a variety of local, national, and international projects.

In 2021, I launched a nonprofit hyperlocal Alameda news website, the Alameda Post. We have incorporated and are awaiting approval of our 501 (c) 3 status. I am the publisher of the site and the president of the board of directors. The Post publishes content daily to our website and social media properties, and we offer a weekly newsletter, a weekly podcast, history walking tours, and a community calendar, with big plans to expand our coverage and range of products. Our mission is to serve the community by reporting current news and information in depth, promoting community groups, diversity, and cultural awareness, and preserving Alameda’s history for future generations.

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.

Previously, from 2011-2020, I was the lead designer and creative director at TISOAA, an agency providing marketing services to clients in the tech, health and wellness, B2B and B2C sectors nationwide. Our clients included ZARGES Inc., SANBlaze, Middle Canyon, CAVA Robotics, Storidge, Rugged Cloud, ASIS, Team First, TSS, Tuskyr, and Storyleaders.

From 2006 through 2022, I provided freelance consulting services via Gillico Worldwide, a design and creative firm focused on WordPress site development and associated branding and marketing. Clients included Funny or Die, PICMG, Worcester Art Museum, Alameda Museum, Bonneau Fuels, Trust and Probate Law Group, Wind River, WASC, WholeWood.com, and Pave Communications & Consulting.

I am an avid photographer and have been since I got my first 110 Instamatic camera when I was seven years old. I have shown and sold my work publicly and I relish being able to use my skills professionally as well.

Since my appointment 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 as 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, VP, and president of the Alameda Museum.

I live with my partner in an old house with an eclectic garden, tropical fish, and two cats. My interests outside of work include cooking, flea markets, gardening, biking, home improvement, and technology.