Debra Gelman is a researcher, designer and strategist in the field of interactive children's media. She creates sites, apps and virtual worlds for clients including PBS Kids Sprout, Scholastic, Crayola, Pepperidge Farm, Campbell's Soup and Georgia Public Television. Deb led the research and design of Planet Orange—a site designed to teach 1st through 6th graders financial literacy—which won a USA Today Education "Best Bet" award.
Deb holds undergraduate degrees in Visual Media and Psychology from American University, and a Masters in Information Design and Technology from Georgia Tech. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her very patient husband and her precocious daughter, who wants to be a princess paleontologist when she grows up.