Natasha Jen: Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen

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Person Place Thing is an interview show hosted by Randy Cohen based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Cohen’s guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that is important to them. The result: surprising stories from great speakers. This installment of Person Place Thing will be a conversation with Natasha Jen, award-winning designer and partner at Pentagram.

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Natasha Jen, Partner, Pentagram
Randy Cohen, Host, Person Place Thing

About the Speakers:
Natasha Jen is an award-winning designer, an educator, and a partner at Pentagram. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, she joined Pentagram’s New York office in 2012. A six-time National Design Award nominee and member of AIGA, Jen’s work is recognized for its innovative use of graphic, verbal, digital, and spatial interventions that challenge conventional notions of media and cultural contexts. Her work is immediately recognizable, encompassing brand identity systems, packaging, exhibition design, digital interfaces, signage and wayfinding systems, print and architecture. Her clients have included a wide range of collaborators from global technology brands to cultural institutions, including Google, Pfizer, Waze, Reddit, Lightmatter, Galaxy Digital, New York Botanic Garden, The Asian American Foundation, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and The Metropolitan Museum.

Randy Cohen is an American writer and humorist who began his professional career writing for newspapers and magazines such as, The New Yorker, Harpers, The Atlantic, and Young Love Comics. While Cohen is a writer of humor pieces, essays, and stories he is best known for “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine between 1999 and 2011. His most recent book is entitled Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything.