Designing for, reflecting on, human experience.

The WIP* digital garden of Jen Goertzen.

Featured – Summer 2024

New chapters, literal and figurative.

It’s not the new year or time for “spring cleaning,” but change is happening. It’s time for something—or “some things,” pural—new, including joining a new-to-me team and writing a new-to-everyone book.

I’m in the draft-writing phase of these and other new chapters, but I want to share the journey. Stick around for updates on product design, book-writing, website-designing, and moving across the ocean (again).

Let’s work together

I’m looking for new opportunities in product design, open to in-house or consulting roles.

I'm writing a book

I’m expanding my onboarding resource, the up-to-speed script, into a book. Onboarding can be a challenging time but we can make it better.

Black and white illustration, a hand holds up a tin cup of steaming coffee in cheers to a wilderness scene in the background, framed by trees and a shoreline with pebbles

Notes

Reflections on design, design in life, and life in design. Ranging from first scribbles to thoroughly edited drafts.

Digital gardens, portfolios, and being online.Coming Soon

Projects, lists, outlines

Logs and snapshots of parts of my work and world, standalone but hopefully never static.

Library

Some books I’ve read, recommended, and abandoned.

Words Are My Matter

Words Are My Matter

Ursula K. Le Guin

Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Wild Places

The Wild Places

Robert MacFarlane

Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead

Brené Brown

English Pastoral: An Inheritance

English Pastoral: An Inheritance

James Rebanks

East of Eden

East of Eden

John Steinbeck

Bird By Bird

Bird By Bird

Anne Lamott

Sea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility

Emily St. John Mandel

* Welcome to my work in progress.

You may have noticed there is more promise of content than actual content. I’m trying a new approach to this website where I’m sharing pieces sooner, even when incomplete—website included. I hope you’ll come back to see how it’s grown.

Contact

Work with me
  • A design consultancy called Caribou.

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