Carter Gibson

San Francisco, CA USA

Professional Experience

Well-published freelancer who writes about the intersection of tech and culture. Pieces focus on the killer features of new tech and what they mean for the rest of us. I began writing on Google+ and amassed 1.2M followers. Since then, I've been writing at various outlets, including online media (The Toggle, The Advocate) and corporate clients (The Ad Council, Chevrolet). My interests range from LGBT rights and politics to new technology.


Content Editor (online)
6 Years
6 Years


Arts & Humanities
6 Years
6 Years
3 Years


Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
6 Years
Newsletter - Consumer
6 Years
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

6 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Toggle (6-10), The Advocate (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Chevrolet (6-10), The Ad Council (3-5), Buzzfeed (1-2)

Technical Skills

Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Windows, Mac


DSLR, Photoshop



As your followers haphazardly scroll through their app, you'll have about half a flip of a finger to catch their attention. The easiest way to draw in someone's eye is by showing them that less can be more. Negative space allows your subject to pop.
Google. You infuriate me. The most elegant product you've ever designed was the Google homepage back in 2009. It's powerful, but all of the complexities remain under the hood. You look at the Google homepage and it just works. Look at the 6P and you're left saying, "Huh?"
When Apple announced that the big new feature for the iPhone 6S was 3D Touch, I tweeted something snarky."Please. No one pay full price to update to long press. This isn't exactly Siri. #AppleEvent," read my tweet. I think I might have been wrong.