The Recommendation Engine: Grow's Janice Pang

Meet the junior art director who religiously updates her Spotify playlists and enjoys reading dystopian tech novels.

The Recommendation Engine is Campaign US' weekly feature in which we learn about the media young people in the ad industry are currently consuming. This week we get to know Janice Pang, junior art director at Grow, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.

What I’m watching
I recently re-watched Sarah Polley’s "Take This Waltz" on Netflix. The fourth time around, this indie film still makes me laugh and breaks my heart in the best and worst ways. Plus, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman’s roles in this movie are the best I’ve ever seen from them.

What I’m listening to
Every month, I create a new Spotify playlist that I add a song to each day. I topped off my March 2017 playlist with "Embody" by Frankie Cosmos. In one verse, she sings, "The world is pretty big, It’s cool we fit on it, It makes me wanna grow, So I can go see more." I love how simply & beautifully Frankie Cosmos captures life’s big emotions.

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What I’m reading
I just finished "Futuristic Violence & Fancy Suits" by David Wong. What a fun read! I enjoyed it because, unlike other dystopian tech novels I’ve read, the characters are more than just voiceboxes for the author’s agenda.

I always borrow books from my public library or from my friends. If I really love a book, I’ll buy a copy that I can underline & write in to my heart’s content.

Who I’m following
I’m loving the installations @wearelunchmoney, from the arts and graphics team at WeWork, has been posting on Instagram. Graphic design has so much potential beyond screens. Imagine seeing your work in neon– wow.

I get excited whenever the folks at @madburyclub announce a new project or clothing release. The work itself is always super clean, and the way these guys market their work is on a whole other plane of creativity! I’ve always been inspired by their story:

The work & culture these two groups are creating is incredibly refreshing. It makes me want to rally my creative friends and make stuff we want to see.

What I’m ignoring
Twitter eggs.

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