Hello, I'm Ashley Kang (she/her)! I use design, code, and knowledge sharing to explore questions about connecting people and information in more accessible and secure ways.

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Credits: Designed and developed by yours truly, layout help from SuperHi, typeset with Fugaz One and Work Sans from Google Fonts, compressed with Squoosh and Optimizilla

p5.js Showcase

Purpose: How might we showcase a p5.js-based project to inspire others to use the open source JavaScript library and contribute to the Processing community? How might we make p5.js more accessible?

Solution: p5js.org/showcase — A Google Summer of Code 2019 project to create a new section on the p5.js documentation website that showcases creative and inclusive uses of p5.js and encourages project nominations; officially released in February 2020 with p5.js version 1.0 and updated in summer 2020


Image: An early iteration of the p5.js Showcase homepage, featuring the headline "Showcase" and an introduction to the project


Purpose: How might we update the CLEAN Carwash LA website to better present who they are as an organization today and support their fundraising efforts?

Solution: cleancarwash.org — A complete website redesign for CLEAN Carwash LA, Color Coded’s first community partner


Image: An early prototype of the new CLEAN Carwash website's "About" section using WordPress CMS, featuring a header image of CLEAN's community, their mission statement, and information about how to support their mission


Purpose: How might we connect conscious consumers in Los Angeles with small local businesses (like freelancers and co-ops) that don’t necessarily have online presences?

Solution: locales.la — A digital platform that highlights small businesses and encourages locals to recommend a business to be featured, Color Coded's first internal project; launched in November 2016 and revisiting in summer 2020


Image: Whiteboard wireframes of the form to "Recommend a Business" for Locales, featuring desktop and mobile views