Alison D. Gilbert

Alison D. Gilbert

Board Member and a founding member of West End Arts (Volunteer)

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Design

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Alison D. Gilbert's Overview

Current
  • Curator (Volunteer) at Scoop.it
  • Alison Gilbert's Daily Magazine (Volunteer) at RebelMouse
  • New York Graphic Design Examiner (Volunteer writer with expertise in Graphic Design) at Graphic Design writer
  • Writer, Marketing Bytes Blog and Alison*s Art Blog (Volunteer) at Blogger
  • Social Media Graphic Design Educator (Volunteer) at Social Media Educator
  • Board Member (Volunteer) and original founding member at West End Arts Visual Artists Guild, Inc.
Past
  • Volunteer at Abrahams for Congress
  • Social Media Marketing Graphic Designer (Volunteer) at MARKETING BYTES Solutions 4 Local Biz
  • Consultant and Marketing Bytes Maven at Marketing Bytes Maven
  • Marketing Directory (Volunteer) at Better Than A Like
  • Producer (Volunteer) at MarketingMadeSimple.TV
  • Founder of 'Page Cover Mastery' (Volunteer) at Alison*s Art, Inc. dba MARKETING BYTES
  • Author (Volunteer) at Digital Brand Marketing Education
  • Digital Age Journalist at Alison*s Art, Inc. dba MARKETING BYTES
  • Owner at Alison*s Art, Alison*s Art, Inc. and dba Marketing Bytes
  • Public Relations Director (Volunteer) at e-Market Engine
  • Group founder and volunteer for 'Local Biz Is The Solution!' on facebook at MARKETING BYTES
  • Advertising & Marketing Director, Head Copywriter at TechAcs, Inc.
  • Local Business Maven at Marketing Bytes
  • Co-Director and Administrative Consultant (Volunteer) at West End Arts, Visual Artists Guild, Inc.
  • Media Buyer and Marketing Consultant at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Special Project Coordinator and Job Developer at National Council on the Aging
  • Webmaster at LB Historical Society
  • Webmaster at LB Historical Society
  • Decorative painter at Decorative Painting by Alison Gilbert
  • Marketing Consultant/Holistic Health Care Resources Specialist at ALISON*S HEALTHCARE RESOURCES, INC.
Education
  • Various Design Schools
  • Ed2Go through SUNY, ESC
  • SUNY Empire State College, Concentration in Design
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Alison D. Gilbert's Summary

I am retired from social media marketing and graphic design consulting. I have become an avid blogger. I gather information and create blog posts. I compose online magazines using venues to share them.

My present intent is to provide relevant, educational and even entertaining information. I 'curate and create' in two areas of concentration: small biz marketing, formerly aka MARKETING BYTES, and creative activity in ART & DESIGN | FOOD & HEALING, aka ALISON*S ART. Both MARKETING BYTES and ALISON*S ART have active pages on LinkedIn, have weblogs and have an abundance of pages on facebook as well as many other social media venues.

I come from a family of business owners and entrepreneurs. I have many interests and have survived for over 30 years exploring passions and curiosities that became business enterprises.

Specialties: artist and craft artisan, brand management, brochure design, budgeting, business development, charts, community relations, consulting, corporate identity, customer relations, education, grant writing, local marketing, marketing and advertising, media buying, media placement, Microsoft office suite, newsletters, organizational skills, painting, presentation skills, press releases, profit, promotional materials, radio, social media marketing graphic design,spreadsheets, teaching, media appearance, web site production, copy writing,

Alison D. Gilbert's Experience

Curator (Volunteer)

Scoop.it

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

2013Present (1 year) online

Gather blog posts and other social media communication on issues of urgency to our existence and about the passions of humanity.

Alison Gilbert's Daily Magazine (Volunteer)

RebelMouse

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

2013Present (1 year) Online

I 'create' two of my own Rebelmouse Magazines, Alison Gilbert's Daily World (on MarketingBytes.biz) and Alison*s Art Daily World (AlisonsArt.com)

New York Graphic Design Examiner (Volunteer writer with expertise in Graphic Design)

Graphic Design writer

September 2010Present (4 years 2 months) online

Alison Gilbert was a graphic designer both before and during the digital revolution. She writes about her experience in the field and about the passion of design.

Writer, Marketing Bytes Blog and Alison*s Art Blog (Volunteer)

Blogger

2009Present (5 years) New York City area and virtually everywhere

I write about issues related to small business marketing, especially related to social media, on the Marketing Bytes Blog. I write about issues related to ART & DESIGN | FOOD & HEALING on Alison*s Art Blog.

Social Media Graphic Design Educator (Volunteer)

Social Media Educator

2009Present (5 years) online

My mission and desire is to teach social media marketing graphic design skills to small business owners to help improve and grow their businesses.

Board Member (Volunteer) and original founding member

West End Arts Visual Artists Guild, Inc.

December 2003Present (10 years 11 months) Long Beach, New York

As an original founding member of WEA (2003), I was a Board Member for six years and have returned to WEA as a volunteer and board member. My focus is on the administrative and structural aspects of the organization. My limited activity involves overseeing policy & procedures and branding compliance as well as assisting with the social media.

Volunteer

Abrahams for Congress

June 2014June 2014 (1 month) Long Island's 4th District for the US House of Representative

Social media marketing and community outreach

Social Media Marketing Graphic Designer (Volunteer)

MARKETING BYTES Solutions 4 Local Biz

July 2010December 2012 (2 years 6 months) online

I use my traditional graphic design sills to illustrate how to design facebook page covers, Google+ headers, blog and web headers.

Consultant and Marketing Bytes Maven

Marketing Bytes Maven

2005December 2012 (7 years) New York City area

I am the retired owner of MARKETING BYTES, a 21st century fully loaded marketing consulting firm specializing in the implementation of the latest online technology to assist businesses in skyrocketing to their highest potential. Our business expertise is in the areas of internal development, external promotion and projects evaluation for businesses.
Our services also include traditional advertising savvy for branding 'from the inside out', visual design and communications material, websites, social media implementation as well as any promotional products, signage, interior design or any aspect of the business that effects the continuity of the company brand.

Marketing Directory (Volunteer)

Better Than A Like

April 2011April 2012 (1 year 1 month) Long Island, New York

'Better Than A Like' is a project designed to help businesses get more local customers. It is based on a two point Unique Selling Proposition:
• current customers become the company's sales force
• any business even national corporations that do face-to-face business in a physical location is a local business.
We utilize the latest Local SEO marketing tools, including Google Places, Local Online Directories, Reviews, and other Inbound Marketing techniques to maximize results.

Producer (Volunteer)

MarketingMadeSimple.TV

20122012 (less than a year) New York City Area

Research, interview and help select guests for MMS.tv to be interviewed by show host, Jeff Ogden.

Founder of 'Page Cover Mastery' (Volunteer)

Alison*s Art, Inc. dba MARKETING BYTES

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

20112012 (1 year) online

With the introduction of timelines to facebook business pages, many business owners were very confused and overwhelmed. 'Page Cover Mastery' was designed to help with both the technical aspects of page covers as well as the design and branding of them for a business.

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

May 20102012 (2 years) online

As the Analog and Digital Age Ambassador as well as the Digital Age Storyteller, I have had the honor of participating in this wonderful, nonprofit educational company.
I brought decades of history as a graphic designer, marketer and brander pre-computer to the Digital Age. My writing combined both an analog and digital perspective. This brought extra spice to the mix of excellent, informed and talented writers who are expert in Digital, Brands and/or Marketing.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

March 20102012 (2 years)

I have been a life long entrepreneur with ventures in many disciplines. Through social media, I am able to blog about these past activities and about issues of importance as well as interest to me currently.

Owner

Alison*s Art, Alison*s Art, Inc. and dba Marketing Bytes

20002012 (12 years) Long Island, NY

I ran a graphic design studio that created logos, visual identity materials, collateral materials, print ads, publications layouts and design, photography, etc. It then evolved into an internet marketing company.

Public Relations Director (Volunteer)

e-Market Engine

April 2011December 2011 (9 months) online

Promote the business using the latest Inbound Marketing technology, write press releases, brainstorm with the owner about new ideas and ways to promote them.

Group founder and volunteer for 'Local Biz Is The Solution!' on facebook

MARKETING BYTES

January 2011December 2011 (1 year) online

Our PURPOSE:
• To SHARE experiences as local business owners, successes and pitfalls
• To INFORM those who wish to venture into a local business how to do so
• To BECOME thriving local businesses in these economically challenging times with help and support from others who are powers of example.

Our MISSION:
This group has been created to encourage small/local businesses to be ethical, responsible and creative entities in order to:
• ACHIEVE personal financial freedom
(in addition to freedom from the fear of financial insecurity)
• SUPPORT their local communities
• IMPROVE the world economy (one local biz at a time)

Advertising & Marketing Director, Head Copywriter

TechAcs, Inc.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

January 2011November 2011 (11 months)

I am responsible for a wide variety of activities including:
• writing press releases and content for clients and our activities
• interviewing clients for writing web content
• soliciting new accounts
• interviewing client resources for testimonials
• pursuing unique and creative ways to promote both our clients and our business

Local Business Maven

Marketing Bytes

Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Marketing and Advertising industry

20092011 (2 years) Rockville Centre, NY

We provide tools for local/small businesses using both the latest technology,
• Use 'word of mouth on steroids'
• Turn their customers into their sales force.
• Educate them to the fact that any business no matter how big or small is a local business if it does face-to-face business with customers.
Using traditional technology, we provide creative services:
• visual identity and branding programs
• logo design, print identity and collateral materials
• illustration, photography and video

Co-Director and Administrative Consultant (Volunteer)

West End Arts, Visual Artists Guild, Inc.

20032009 (6 years)

I helped to found the organization, was the first Co-Director of it with Kathleen Regan. I was responsible for the finances, handling the checkbook, doing the bookkeeping, financial spreadsheets for grant applications and other administrative duties.

Media Buyer and Marketing Consultant

New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

20062007 (1 year)

My activities included setting an advertising budget or working within their designated budget, researching potential media venues including, TV, radio, newspaper, outdoor advertising and the internet. I then was responsible for setting up the production schedule that included deadlines for contracts, art submissions and payments.

Special Project Coordinator and Job Developer

National Council on the Aging

20042006 (2 years)

Project sites included:
Circulo Career Services-Special Projects/Events Coordinator
JASA Senior Community Center-Special Projects/Events Coordinator
SCSEP Long Beach Job Development Office-Job developer/participant monitor
UCPN Development Department-Development Assistant

Webmaster

LB Historical Society

20032004 (1 year)

Webmaster

LB Historical Society

20032004 (1 year)

Decorative painter

Decorative Painting by Alison Gilbert

19962001 (5 years)

I custom painted furniture belonging to my clients, created Recycled with Love Collectible, Little Bytes of Art and the Five Step Decorative Painting System. I appeared on the Lifetime TV, Our Home Show, showcasing and demonstrating my work.

Marketing Consultant/Holistic Health Care Resources Specialist

ALISON*S HEALTHCARE RESOURCES, INC.

19911996 (5 years)

I was the owner of a holistic healthcare resources firm specializing in promoting holistic practitioners, advocating for the integration of holistic modalities into the mainstream, and educating the public to these traditional and new systems of healing.

Alison D. Gilbert's Certifications

  • Gold and Silver Badges on my curation work on Scoop.it

    • From Scoop.it
    • 2013

Alison D. Gilbert's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Social Media Advisor (Volunteer)

      Take Heart Association Project
      • Children
      2012 present (2 years)

      THAP, founded by Peter Mbogo Kamau, is an NGO in Kenya and a 501(c)3 in the US that helps the underserved population if sick children in Kenya. It's focus is on raising funds for those who need life saving surgery due to heart defects and disease. Doctors and hospitals around the word donate their services. Money is raised for transportation and housing for the sick child, a relative and Mr. Kamau.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Human Rights
      • Politics
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology
      • Social Services
    • Organizations I support:

      • Hurricane Sandy Relief
      • West End Arts Visual Artists Guild
      • Greyston Foundation
      • Empire State College Alumni Fund

Alison D. Gilbert's Projects

  • Page Cover Mastery

    • 2011 to 2012
    Team Members: Alison D. Gilbert, Kevin J. Gillard

    Since the recent introduction by facebook of timelines to business pages, there has been a tremendous amount of confusion. As a graphic design and branding expert, I have the experience and the knowledge to help business owners with their page covers technically and creatively. This project is devoted to that.

  • Digital Age Journalist

    • 2010 to 2012

    A journalist who uses the medium of the Internet to write.

  • Creative Person

    • 1953 to Present
    Team Members: Alison D. Gilbert, Phillip Jacobs, Kathleen Regan, Wal Achmueller, Basil C. Puglisi, M.P.A., Craig Yaris, Jeff Ogden, Marnie Katzman, Juan Vides, , Danny Eitingon

    All my life I have participated in one creative endeavor or another. It is in my genetic make-up and food for my soul. My endeavors have been divided into two fields, like the two sides of the brain, intellectual and creative. The former has been for small business using social media. The latter has focused on ART | FOOD | HEALING.

Alison D. Gilbert's Publications

  • Alison*s Blog

    • WordPress.org
    • 2013

    Alison*s Blog features Alison'*s ARt Online Magazine, today created from curations of articles in related to ART | FOOD | HEALING. Between original writing, curation from paper.li, RebelMouse, scoop.it and storify.com, posts are published daily.

  • Marketing Bytes Blog

    • WordPress.org
    • 2013

    The Marketing Bytes Blog features Alison's Web Wild World, today created from curations of articles in many disciplines, primarily business related. Between original writing, curation from paper.li, RebelMouse, scoop.it and storify.com, posts are published daily.

  • MarketingBytesBlog.com

    • WordPress.com and tumblr.com
    • 2010

    About social media, technology, marketing, branding and other topics of interest to local/small business owners.

  • The New York Graphic Design Examiner

    • Examiner.com
    • 2010

    I write about topics related to graphic design, branding and other issues central to these disciplines. I am a hybrid designer and author focusing on both BC (before the computer) and AD (the advent of the digital age).

  • Digital Ethos.org (previously Digital Brand Marketing Education & Interactives)

    • Basil Puglisi
    • 2010
    Authors: Alison D. Gilbert, Basil C. Puglisi, Craig Yaris, Bill Corbett, Jeff Ogden, Monique Merhige, Louise DiCarlo, Laurinda Handlik (Social Media Marketing), Vanessa Canner, Leigh Egan, Jeff Spero

    An educational source for Digital Media Culture & Interactive:
    Social Media, Search Engines, Mobile, Conferences and Brand Marketing

  • Digital Media Quarterly

    • Digital Ethos
    • November 10, 2012

    Quarterly Print Publication for Digital Media, Marketing and Communications.

Alison D. Gilbert's Languages

  • Some Spanish

Alison D. Gilbert's Skills & Expertise

  1. Photojournalism
  2. Conducting Interviews
  3. Public Speaking
  4. Press Releases
  5. Newsletters
  6. Promotions
  7. Advertising
  8. Copywriting
  9. Graphic Design
  10. Facebook
  11. Blogging
  12. Nonprofits
  13. Brochures
  14. Online Marketing
  15. Social Media Marketing
  16. Photography
  17. Small Business
  18. Television
  19. Video
  20. Entrepreneurship
  21. Brand Development
  22. Marketing
  23. Public Relations
  24. Email Marketing
  25. Editing
  26. Art
  27. Creative Direction
  28. Social Media
  29. Social Networking
  30. Web Design
  31. SEO
  32. Layout
  33. Publishing
  34. Content Strategy
  35. Publications
  36. Graphics
  37. New Media
  38. Web Content
  39. Illustration
  40. WordPress
  41. Corporate Identity
  42. Storytelling
  43. Website Development
  44. Web Marketing
  45. Brand Management
  46. InDesign
  47. Adobe Creative Suite
  48. Online Advertising
  49. Integrated Marketing
  50. Corporate Branding

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Alison D. Gilbert's Education

Various Design Schools

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a Concentration in Design, Art and Design

19582013

I have studied at the Museum of Modern Art, The Five Town Music and Arts Foundation (with Helen Goldberg and Joan Israel), with Linda Radziminsky (decorative painter), Susan Antelis (Soul Collage), Parsons School of Design (graphic design and fashion illustration, School of Visual Arts (typography), Pratt Institute (architectural rendering).

I have belonged to the Graphic Artists Guild and the AIGA.

Activities and Societies: Oil painting, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, decorative painting, collage, fashion illustration, architectural rendering, fimo clay, typography, graphic design

Ed2Go through SUNY, ESC

Continuing Education, web design, html code language, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

19911992

Took about a dozen online courses including the Microsoft Office Suite, html code and web design, etc.

Activities and Societies: Publisher of Marketing Bytes: Business Newsletter

SUNY Empire State College, Concentration in Design

BA with Concentration in Design, Design

19911992

Studied 2 and 3 dimensional design as my major. Minored in holistic healthcare and business as a force for social change.

Activities and Societies: Ceramics Course at The Five Towns Music & Art Foundation

Parsons School of Design

Environmental Design

19731975

Studied environmental design.

Bard College

Fine Arts

19691970

Studied sculpture and painting.

University of Southern California

Architecture and Fine Arts

19661969

Studied architecture and fine arts.

Long Beach High School

Regents, Academic

19621966

Had an academic Regents course load, was in the National Honor Society, tied in a Nassau/Suffolk Classical League Latin Competition, was a JV cheerleader, was on the swimming team, studied sculpting in an after school program. Tutored other students in Latin.

Activities and Societies: Choir, National Honor Society, Swim Team, Cheerleader

Alison D. Gilbert's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Blogging, networking, social media and other new technology, graphic design, being a crafts artisan and going to craft fairs, architecture, healthy cooking, green design, decorative painting, voice acting, ballroom dancing, giraffes (see blog post) and my newest interest, fly fishing!

Groups and Associations:

Rockville Centre, NY Chamber of Commerce, LI Entrepreneurs, West End Arts Visual Artists Guild, Inc., Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, Artists in Partnership, LI, NY, Long Beach Island Landmarks Assn., Freeport, NY Historical Society | League of Women Voters of NYS | AARP volunteer for Hunger Initiative

Honors and Awards:

Certificate of Recognition, EOC of Nassau County/Rockville Centre Head Start
West End Arts, Visual Artists Guild, Inc., Long Island, NY
Founding member and an original Co-Director of a 501(c) 3 non-profit arts organization
Project Challenge, Long Beach, NY, Hidden Heroine Award
Kennedy Plaza Art Show, Long Beach, NY, Art Show Committee Volunteer RecognitionRecipient of Brockman Scholarship, SUNY Empire State College, Long Island Campus

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