Profile

Photo of Nathan Gibbs Self-Portrait

Web Professional

As a web producer and media specialist at KPBS, I manage web products such as the live radio stream, mobile media, on-demand newscasts, video podcasts, and blogs. I played a key role in the successful use of social media during San Diego wildfires and continue to drive ongoing interactive strategy.

I’m a detail-oriented professional who thrives on new challenges and creative problem solving. I designed workflow standards for media conversion and web publishing of broadcast program content. I oversee the work of freelance developers, vendors, part-time staff, and serve as a mentor in training staff on new procedures.

I’m a passionate advocate for accessible, user-focused design. I developed strategic partnerships to ensure timely closed captions and transcripts are produced for original audio and video content on KPBS.org. As the primary contact for live streaming questions from the public, I enjoy giving timely and personal customer service.

Before joining KPBS in 2004, I expanded my skills by completing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Arts. Through this program, I explored the creative limits of digital media and how to leverage the unique characteristics of each medium to maximize the impact of a given message.

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Artist

As an artist, Nathan Gibbs’ independently published work explores color and culture in the United States. His work has been exhibited internationally including the Getty in Los Angeles, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Hong Kong Art Centre, the Argos Festival in Brussels, Galapagos Art Space and the Remote Lounge in New York City. He is currently working full-time as a web producer in San Diego.

Early History

Gibbs first received recognition for his artwork in the mid-1980’s, when a vivid colored-pencil portrayal of a pig eating from trough of books won first prize in an elementary school book club competition themed “Pig Out on Books.”

In the early 1990’s, he began experimenting with a MIDI keyboard, a DOS version of Cakewalk running on a 256, and a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder. He and a friend sold their first album for $5 at age 15. He also took up darkroom photography in high school and exhibited his first photo in the county fair.

In the late 1990’s, Gibbs developed his skills in photography, audio and video production, graphic design and music composition. In 2000, he received his BS in Electronic Media from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, where he won awards for his student work.

In 2002 and 2003, he hosted Border Pop Radio, a weekly latin-alternative college radio program on WRPI Troy, NY. He also taught courses through local after-school programs for at-risk youth.