Animation appealed to him as a discipline that involved a synthesis of creative interests and he earned Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts and Animation from the School of Visual Arts.
His work often explores the relationships and interconnectivity of many artistic disciplines. Gilbert has taught animation, illustration, and game design at several colleges is currently a professor of animation at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont. He has worked extensively as an animator for commercial studios, television programming and film.
In 1993 he began working with pioneering interactive media companies such as Broderbund Software and Paramount Interactive, where he directed projects that earned several awards including a National Parenting Publications award.
In addition, he has illustrated several children's books Gilbert began teaching animation and game design in Seattle, Washington where he eventually earned a M.Ed in Education and a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, Vermont.
Children"s books he has illustrated include:
lieutenant"s Raining, lieutenant"s Pouring, written by Kin Eagle, 1994. Whispering Coyote Press
Out of the Night, by Lola Schaefer, 1995.
Whispering Coyote Press
Hey Diddle, Diddle, by Kin Eagle, 1996.
Rub A Dub, Dub, by Kin Eagle, 1997. Charlesbridge Publishing
Humpty Dumpty, by Kin Eagle, 1999. Charlesbridge Publishing.