kennedy elliott

I am a senior graphics editor at National Geographic. I report, develop and design graphics and data visualizations for the news.

Previously, I worked at The Washington Post, the Guardian US and the Associated Press.






recent work

Quiz: How well do you know the zodiac constellations?

National Geographic, Oct. 10, 2018

Only One-Eighth of the Ocean is Free of Human Impact

National Geographic, July 26, 2018

Plastic Recycling Is Broken. Here's How to Fix It.

National Geographic, June 20, 2018

Only One-Eighth of the Ocean is Free of Human Impact

National Geographic, July 26, 2018

Where we live, block by block

National Geographic, Oct. 9, 2018

What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Out

National Geographic, June 2018

Where to find the good life

National Geographic, Oct. 18, 2017

The science of hummingbirds

National Geographic, July 2017

The tools animals use

National Geographic, March 2017

Do your Congress members support stricter gun control?

The Washington Post, June 17, 2016

The dramatic rise in state efforts to limit LGBT rights

The Washington Post, June 29, 2017

A new divide in American death

The Washington Post, April 10, 2016

2016 Fatal force: Police shootings investigation

The Washington Post, June 2016


The Washington Post, March 16, 2016

History through the president’s words

The Washington Post, June 12, 2016

Holiday cookie generator

The Washington Post, Dec. 13, 2015

Two Clintons. 41 years. $3 billion.

The Washington Post, Nov. 19, 2015

The 2016 megadonors

The Washington Post, Aug. 2, 2015

From ‘dead broke’ to multimillionaires

The Washington Post, May 19, 2015

Arctic sea-ice melt

The Washington Post, April 1, 2015

Where carbon emissions are greatest

The Washington Post, March 31, 2015

Groundhog day

The Washington Post, Jan. 30, 2015

Who funds the new Brookings?

The Washington Post, Oct. 30, 2014

Measuring the midterm turnout gap

The Washington Post, Oct. 24, 2014

Where police forces don't resemble the community

The Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2014