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design | development

I build and design responsive websites with an emphasis on beauty, simplicity, and personality. I designed and co-developed the site of a NASA mission and am developing a site for an amazing non-profit. I've also made useful tools to help mapmakers generate colors and people show before/after images. I do some design consulting too.

Highlights from my most recent work:

design + development


A color terrain model produced by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

I did user research, visually designed, and co-developed the website of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Orchard: Africa

A preview of the Orchard Africa website

I collaborated with the creative director of Orchard: Africa on their redesign, and rewrote the Orchard: Africa site in the Ruby on Rails framework

visual + interaction design

ISS Earth Observations

A mockup for the ISS Earth Science and Remote Sensing website

In the summer of 2014 I provided design consultation to the International Space Station's web development team. Here is my mockup for a new homepage for their earth observations site.

Crater Tracker

a mockup of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Crater Portal

Sample of a mockup for LROC's Lunar crater portal. This tool allows the LROC team to track and visualize the Moon's craters.

original research

Color Selection

Lunar basemap with shape layers overlayed, rendered in Kelly's colors

When faced with the problem of selecting multiple overlay layers for maps of any planetary body, I, together with Nick Estes, undertook a research project to explore how to select colors to maximize visibility and accessibility. This research led to a talk at the 2015 Planetary Data Users Workshop.

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Decision Theory

a sample graph from my research paper

Working from the thesis that Kahneman & Tversky's seminal work on human decision-making, "Choices, Values, and Frames", had a fundamental flaw, I co-wrote and administered a study that showed that people may in fact be much more logical than K&T had thought.

Read the Paper

in progress