Author Kelly Irvine

Kelly Irvine

Kelly Irvine, a visual information specialist in the NIST Public Affairs Office, attended a science and technology magnet high school and majored in design in college. Her recent pro bono work includes designing exhibits and displays for the Baltimore Jewelry Center, the Gaithersburg Book Festival, and a book cover for 30 Covers 30 Days. A fan of midcentury modern design, she enjoys hunting for treasure in thrift stores, as well as going to art exhibits, dancing, cooking and traveling with her daughter and husband.

Bioscience NIST researcher Bryan Barnes and I discuss his contribution to MICRO/MACRO at the exhibit’s opening reception. His image shows patterns representing correlations among data taken while measuring a semiconductor device’s nanoscale features. Credit: F. Webber/NIST


I’m a graphic designer, or, in the language of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, a “Visual Information Specialist.” For the past 18 years I’ve been working at the National…