My name is Monica Gilbert. I have worked as a design professional for over two decades in and around the Philadelphia area. My early start included fast-paced advertising agencies such as Rosanio, Bailets and Talamo, Group Two Advertising and Roska Direct Marketing. Before working in higher ed design, I fell in love with the non-profit world and was lead designer for The New Jersey State Aquarium. I managed and designed a full range of collateral including email campaigns, print publications, event materials, web content, signage, infographics, presentations, social media graphics, and brand identities. Through my creative direction, my designs have won prestigious design industry recognition, such as the Neographics Power of Print Awards, a Pepper Pot Award and Graphic Design USA Best of Category awards. I was an integral cog in the redevelopment of Penn's current identity and I am a brand expert.
In my spare time, I love to take my dog Burt dock diving with the Keystone Dock Dogs. I volunteer for the North Light Community Center and PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance. I enjoy creating water color paintings for friends and I am currently in the process of the life -long challenge of learning to speak Mandarin Chinese.