Though design firm Pentagram has offices all over the world, Natasha Jen calls their New York location home. Born and raised in Taipei where neon signs and vibrant colors abound, she says her Taiwanese upbringing brings a sense of humor and playfulness to her work. Not even Natasha Jen can quite fathom the enviable position she’s worked so hard to achieve. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Natasha originally moved to New York to study painting, but her mother asked her to consider switching majors to something that one day might get her a “real job.” This led her toward the graphic design department on a whim, and shortly after, she landed an interning stint at legendary design firm Pentagram. After spending the next 11 This story is from Kinfolk Issue Eighteen Buy Now Related Stories Design Interiors Issue 48 At Work With: Studio Utte A visit to the small, sophisticated Milanese studio of Patrizio Gola & Guglielmo Giagnotti. Design Issue 48 Off to Sea with Cyrill Gutsch Meet the self-appointed design ambassador for the oceans. Design Partnerships Issue 48 Delayed Gratification In partnership with Fritz Hansen, Kinfolk unearths the long history of a new classic. Design Fashion Issue 47 Hot Desk The many faces of a multifunctional workstation. Design Inside Looking Out A rewilding of interior design in the heart of Milan. Design Issue 44 An Unmovable Feast A place setting stitched for every season.