Jared Christensen is a well-seasoned (mostly salty) designer, an annoying music enthusiast, a die-hard introvert, a hopeful landscape gardener, and a work in progress.
I've been publishing this website for a while now. Though I do occasionally wax professional, this is mostly a personal space for me to write about what's good and to keep my hands ever so lightly familiar with making websites.
I love music, and often write about my loves and discoveries. All of my music listening is meticulously catalogued on Last.fm, and I maintain a playlist of the music I’m really into right now, because I’m sure you’re dying to know.
I'm also into live music, gaming, home improvement projects, landscape gardening, photography, writing, and TV & movies. I share some of my travels and home & garden life over on Instagram. I dump the rest of my brain on my blog. And sometimes on Mastodon.
I'm all about designing stuff for screens that is human-friendly, clear, purposeful, easy to use, and aesthetically pleasing. I've worked with a variety of clients including Southwest Airlines, TaxAct, Pepsico, The Container Store, FedEx, and 7-Eleven. From workflow diagrams to detailed user interface designs, I love shaping and crafting on-screen experiences.
Currently a Principal Experience Designer at
projekt202 Stellar Elements, I'm capable within a wide range of tactical and big-picture design tasks.
This website uses things
This website has been running on Textpattern—a free, open source content management system—since 2004. It is the bomb diggity, the bee's knees, the cat's pajamas, and other outdated idioms.
All fonts are served by Google. It's this startup in California. Have you heard of it? Libre Baskerville is the typeface primarily used for headlines, and PT Serif is used primarily for body copy. These are very sexy fonts, so a cold shower may be in your immediate future.
Hungry for more?
Here's some stuff I wrote that you may like:
- This Is How I Fight (Personal)
- Softcult - See You In The Dark (Music, Personal)
- What Moves You? (Personal)
- Favorite Designs: Fujica 35-SE (Design)
- Unsolicited Feedback: Last.fm User Profile (UX design)