Nathan Gibbs has more than 10 years experience in digital media. With a background in both media art and broadcast journalism, he’s able to apply the strengths of traditional media to the online world in creative ways. His broad use of media across platforms informs his ability to judge the most effective media elements to support a message, story or project.

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Web Producer / Media Specialist, August 2004 – Present
KPBS, San Diego, California

Managed web products such as the live radio stream, mobile media, on-demand newscasts, video podcasts, and blogs. Played a key role in the successful use of social media during San Diego wildfires and continued to drive ongoing interactive strategy. Oversaw the work of freelance developers, vendor relations, part-time staff. Designed workflow standards for media conversion and web publishing of broadcast program content.

Multimedia Instructor, July 2003 – July 2004
Internal Drive, San Diego and Irvine, California

Instructed courses in Digital Video & Movie Production, Multimedia & Game Creation, Web Design & Graphic Arts, for summer tech camps at UCSD and UCI.

Radio Host / Producer, August 2002 – December 2003
WRPI, Troy, New York

Produced and hosted Border Pop Radio, a bilingual college radio program featuring new and old genre-bending Latin-influenced music. Wrote publicists, record labels and charted playlists.

Multimedia Producer, May 2001 – May 2003
Diem Arts, Abilene, Texas and Troy, New York

Created sole-proprietorship specializing in photography and Quicktime VR production. Performed research, marketing, executed purchases, wrote contracts, scheduled shoots and production, designed corporate identity and online presence.

Teaching Assistant, August 2002 – May 2003
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Instructed two sections of Creative Design & Information Technology. Assisted in the creation of course syllabus, daily lesson plans, and wrote individual constructive critiques for student work.

Video Instructor, August 2002 – December 2002
The Ark, Troy, New York

Co-facilitated an international cultural exchange using video and chat software between at-risk students in New York and students in the Dominican Republic. All videos produced in Spanish.

Web Design Instructor, June 2002 – August 2002
Virtual Learning & Training Center, Troy, New York

Created syllabus and instructed six-week summer course in Web Design for at-risk students.

Technical Assistant, August 2001 – May 2002
iEAR Studios, Troy, New York

Performed regular maintenance of all audio, video and animation workstations, cleaned video decks, troubleshot software problems and system settings on Macintosh and Windows machines.

Videographer, September 1999 – May 2001
Morning Light Media, Inc., Abilene, Texas

Performed research, drafted budget, and executed purchases for growing Video Production Department. Met with clients, scheduled shoots, managed part-time staff.

Chief Photographer / Photo Editor, August 1999 – June 2000
Prickly Pear Annual, Abilene, Texas

Executed purchases, scheduled client shoots, managed part-time staff, designed workflow pipeline, distributed assignments, maintained film and chemical supplies.

Research Intern, May 1999 – September 1999
Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, Abilene, Texas

Performed research on contemporary music marketing technology, wrote paper, created prototype CD-ROM, used Power Point to present at conference.

Feature Photographer, January 1999 – June 1999
Prickly Pear Annual, Abilene, Texas

Shot and hand-processed black and white film for feature spreads.

Radio Announcer, September 1998 – September 1999
KACU, Abilene, Texas

Edited and announced news reports, local weather, promos and public service announcements.


Master of Fine Arts, Electronic Arts, May 2004
Arts Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, Troy, New York

Awarded Research Fellowship and Teaching Assistantships to design, develop and exhibit media art projects. Performed research, wrote proposals, scripts and storyboards, directed talent, shot video and still photography, engineered sound and music, designed and edited special effects, created marketing materials, produced web documentation, presented, published and exhibited work in festivals and galleries.

Bachelor of Science, Electronic Media, December 2000
Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas

Trained in Radio, Television, Photography, Multimedia, Visual Design and Marketing from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Ronald E. McNair Scholar. Member of International Foreign Language Honors Society. Top Student awards for Interactive Media, Advanced Photography, Video II, Video III, Announcing. Minor in Spanish.


Video Production (View Demo Reel)

Producing, Directing, Shooting, Editing and Compositing using XDCam, HDV, DV, DigiBeta, Final Cut Pro, Media 100, After Effects, Adobe Media Encoder, Cleaner, Premiere, Vegas, Final Draft

Photography (View Portfolio)

Photojournalism, Portrait and Product Advertising using Digital and Film SLR, Photoshop, Studio Lighting, Digital and Dark Room Printing, SoundSlides, SlideShowPro


Design, Animation and Programming of Websites, CD-ROMs, DVDs and Games using Director, Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, ImageReady, Encore, Fusion, Stagecast Creator, HTML, WordPress

Graphic Design

Layout and Design for Press and Interactive using Photoshop, Quark, Illustrator, Freehand

Sound Design

Composing, Recording, Editing and Mastering using ProTools, Audition, Digital Performer, Audacity, MaxMSP, Peak, Sound Forge, T-Raxx

General Computer

Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems, Microsoft Office, Type 60+ wpm


Fluent in English and Spanish

Exhibitions & Screenings

Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival, June 2010
Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California

Embracing Ambiguity: Faces of the Future, February – March 2010
Cal State Fullerton Main Art Gallery, Fullerton, California

Hairspray Promotional Screeening, July 2007
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California

Solidaridad y el Derecho a la Salud, April 2007
Public exhibition in Spain (Granada, Santiago de Compostela, Córdoba, Málaga, Salamanca, Madrid, Oviedo)

Sole Intentions, January 2007
Satellite Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Undisclosed Location, November 2006
Permanent installation in corporate lobby, Tijuana, México

Weekend Factory, October 2006
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Surveying the Border: Three Decades of Video Art about the United States and Mexico, September 2005
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

Ill at Ease, July 2005
Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

International Festival of Cinema and Technology, July 2005
Remote Lounge, New York City

Lost Film Fest, August 2004
Church of Divine Energy (CODE Space), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Color Studies: An Exhibition of Works by Nathan Gibbs, January 2004
Gallery 111, Troy, New York

Open Zone, December 2003
Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, New York

Nations, Pollinations and Dislocations:Changing Imaginary Borders in the Americas, October 2003
Argos Festival, Brussels, Belgium

Open Zone, July 2003
Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, New York

Firefly, June 2003
Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, New York

Rogue Element, May 2003
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Pavilion, May 2003
Riverfront Park, Troy, New York

Alternating Currents, March 2003
Deep Listening Space, Kingston, New York

Vertical Video, March 2003
Folsom Library, Troy, New York

On Again Off Again, December 2002
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Troy Biannual Blowout of Postmodern Masterworks, May 2002
Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, New York

Streams: New Electronic Art, December 2001
Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York

Presentations & Publications

Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life by Harry Mount, November 2007
Photo of the Pantheon used in book
Hyperion Books

PLoS Medicine, September 2007
Image of Race Cube as cover story to highlight essay on race in medicine
Public Library of Science, a peer-reviewed open-access journal

The Faithful, June 2007
Photo of “Tourist Art” used in documentary film
Fish in the Hand Productions

San Diego Reader, May 2007
DVD Review of Skins, Children of Heaven, and Quinceañera in print and online
San Diego, California

YES! Magazine, April 2007
Photo Electronic Voting published in magazine and online
Distribution: 10,000+ circulation

Introduction to Technical Communication, September 2006
Photograph “Touch” used online
MIT OpenCourseWare Syllabi

The World Cup Runs on Tech, June 2006
Image of World Cup tickets used in slideshow

Clarion, June 2006
Photo of May 1st boycott published in newsletter
Distribution: 15,000 in Newark, New Jersey

Visiting Artist, January 2004
The Global Village, hosted by Mary Anne Stanizewski
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

FELIX: Risk/Riesgo, June 2003
Artist Page, and video on accompanying DVD
Distribution: USA and Mexico

Visiting Artist, February 2003
Media Art Studio, hosted by Seth Cluett
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Visiting Artist, October 2002
Intermediate Digital Imaging, hosted by Kathleen Ruiz
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Visiting Artist, June 2002
Interfaced Culture: Global and Interactive and Interdisciplinary Performance
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Visiting Artist, March 2002
Computer Art, hosted by Seth Cluett
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New

Visiting Artist, February 2002
Computer Art, hosted by Kathleen Ruiz
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Abilene Christian University McNair Scholars Journal, May 1999
Article: "New Technology in Music Marketing: A CD-ROM for composers"
Distribution: USA

New Technology in Music Marketing, April 1999
Ronald E. McNair Scholars Conference
Pennsylvania State University, Williamsburg, Pennsylvania

Awards & Honors

Best of Show, Websites, 2009
Websites, San Diego Press Club

First Place, 2009
Integration of Media, San Diego Press Club

Best Use of Web, Breaking News, 2008
APTRA Mark Twain Award: Team Award

Runner Up, 2005
Best Comedic Animation, Int’l Festival of Cinema & Technology

Tuition Fellowship, 2003
Arts Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Teaching Assistantship, 2002 – 2003
Arts Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Grant-In-Aid, 2001
Digital Flaherty, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

Addy Award, 2001
Best Television Spot, American Advertising Federation

First Place, 2001
Television Production, Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

Second Place, 2001
Special Effects Photo, Rocky Mountain Collegiate Media Association

Third Place, 2001
Sports Photo, Rocky Mountain Collegiate Media Association

Top Student Award, 2001
Interactive Media, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas

Honorable Mention, 2000
Student Composition Recital, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas

Top Student Award, 2000
Advanced Photography, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas

Top Student Award, 2000
Video III, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas

Best Photographer, 2000
Prickly Pear Annual, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas

Top Student Award, 1999
Video II, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas

Top Student Award, 1998
Announcing, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas