Visiting Designer: Natasha Jen
Thursday, April 18 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
RISD Auditorium 17 Canal Walk, Providence RI
Natasha was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she received her BFA with Honors in 2002.
She has worked at Base Design as a senior designer for fashion and brand identity projects; at 2×4, Inc. as an art director leading large-scale branding, exhibition, environmental and editorial projects; and at Stone Yamashita Partners as creative director. In July 2010, she established her own studio, Njenworks. She joins Pentagram's New York office in April 2013.
Natasha’s practice has been notable for crossing media genres, drawing on references from a diverse range of cultural, historical, aesthetic, and technological sources. Her work encompasses brand identities, environmental design, multi-scale exhibitions, signage systems, print, motion and interactive graphics, created in collaborations with universities and professional organizations, museums and galleries, and retailers and fashion companies.
Her clients have included Nike, Harvard Art Museums, Guggenheim Museum / Foundation, OMA, REX, Wexner Center for the Arts, Kate Spade, Target, Puma, Kiki de Monparnasse, SoHo/Tribeca Grand Hotels, AIGA, MIT Architecture, Vitra, NYU Langone Medical Center, the Slought Foundation, Tess Giberson, AIA New Practices Committee, Chanel, Nuit Blanche New York, and Prism.
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