Carnegie Institution for Science
Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

The Department of Terrestrial Magentism (DTM) has rich history of scientific exploration and discovery. Today the department is home to an interdisciplinary team of astronomers and astrophysicists, geophysicists and geochemists, cosmochemists and planetary scientists.

Varve Studios provided a complete redesign of the website improving content clarity with a focus on the research and people at DTM. Some key features include responsive design, logo development, custom news feed, publications platform and a responsive touch-friendly gallery all within a Drupal content management system.

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Logo Design



Mark's work on the AGU Planetary Section website inspired me to invite him to bid on the redesign of our departmental website, and he won the bid both on his beautiful, clean design concepts and on his value. The resulting website is exactly what we wanted and is inspiring new website design across our organization; I recommend him highly for his sense of design but also for an easy, collaborative working style and effortless results.

Dr. Linda Elkins-Tanton
Past Director, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Carnegie Institution for Science

Mark caught our attention when we saw the work he had done for the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Soon after meeting with Mark to discuss our new website, he immediately understood our design goals and soon presented us with mockups that were exactly what we were hoping for. The process from mockups to live site was simple, efficient, and productive. The live site demonstrated Mark's programming and design skills; the site looked and worked exactly as planned. The programming of the administrative portion of the site again highlighted Mark's skills and his attention to detail. Maintaining the site is simple using the well thought out interface Mark designed. Working with Mark was a pleasure.

Michael Acierno
IT/IS Manager, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Carnegie Institution for Science

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