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, January 2024. Photo by Adam Gillitt.
Adam Gillitt.

In 2021, I founded Alameda Post Inc., to create a digital-native news source serving the community of Alameda, CA. I currently serve as the President and Publisher, among other roles. We incorporated and received our designation as a 501(c)(3) public charity in 2022.

We publish content daily to AlamedaPost.com, as well as sharing to news aggregators like Apple News, Microsoft StartGoogle NewsNewsBreakSmartNews, and OptOut.

We post to social media sites including Facebook, InstagramMastodonThreadsNextdoorBlueSky, Reddit, and YouTube.

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, Rebuild Local News, the Alameda Chamber and Economic Alliance, Downtown Alameda, and WABA. We were named Best Community Partner for 2023 by the Alameda Chamber.

The Alameda Post was the smallest organization that participated in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing held December 5, 2023 at UCLA School of Law, where the topic was “The Importance of Journalism in the Digital Age.”

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.

Currently, I serve as a board member of the Alameda Pride Foundation. From 2016 – 2024, I was 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. From 2012 – 2018, I was a board member, Vice President, and President of the Alameda Museum. I also served on the Community Advisory Board for Rhythmix Cultural Works.

I participated in 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.