I’m Kelly, a game and systems designer and writer.

I’ve worked at mobile studios Tuxedo Games and Evolved Play, where I helmed projects in the roleplaying, puzzle, and educational genres. I'm currently a Game Design consultant with Mobile Game Doctor, and I do freelance design and writing work, most recently for Meta.I hold a Ph.D. in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies from Arizona State University, and I have extensive experience teaching and mentoring game design, research, and coordination, including three years of teaching at the university level.I’m passionate about helping people learn game design. I'm founder of the Design Dive Discord community, which has over 1,000 members and features talks and panels on game design topics. I’m also a mentor for Diversity Champions, an organization devoted to recruiting diverse talent in the games industry.