Image by Natasha Jen.

Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture: Natasha Jen

September 28, 2015
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Natasha Jen, an award-winning designer and partner at Pentagram, will deliver the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture, titled Fresh On The Boat.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Jen was invited to join Pentagram's New York office as partner in 2012. In 2014 she was acclaimed by Wired magazine as one of nine "Designers Who Matter." Jen's work is recognized for its inventive use of graphic, digital, and spatial interventions that challenge conventional notions of media and cultural contexts. Her work encompasses identity systems, printed matters, exhibition design, digital interfaces, signage and way-finding systems, and architecture.

Her current clients include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, YouTube, Vitra USA, MIT Architecture, Storefront for Art & Architecture, Phaidon, Fernando Romero Enterprise, and TsAo & Mckown Architects, among others. Past clients include Ralph Lauren Home, Kate Spade, Chanel, Nike, Target, Puma, First Round Capital, SoHo/Tribeca Grand Hotels, Center for Architecture, OMA/Rem Koolhaas, REX, Harvard Art Museums, Guggenheim Foundation, National Art Museum of China, Wexner Center for the Arts, NYU Kids at Langone, Tess Giberson, and Slought Foundation.

Jen has earned a variety of design awards and appeared in numerous publications, including Print Magazine, Creative Review, Metropolis, Flaunt Magazine, China Art and Design, Soda Magazine, and Rosebud. She was one of the winners of Art Directors Club Young Guns 4; she also served as a judge for the competition in 2007 and 2011.

She is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, and a guest critic at the MFA in Graphic Design programs at Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design.