Debbie Pan (BFA 16 Advertising), Junior Art Director, Droga5: Personally, I’ve been getting back into 35MM film, shooting more photos of people and places around New York. I’ve also been working on a digital magazine with some friends, so I’m experimenting with that today. At work, we just wrapped up an interesting collaboration with Baywatch and Sprint.
Be open to everything you encounter, whether it's people or experiences.
DP: Ask me again in 10 years.
DP: Bookmarks. I’m an Internet hoarder so I’m always saving things to share with friends and coworkers.
DP: A lot of my friends call me “digital Deb” because I’m obsessed with all things tech.
DP: I get OCD about clearing my Gmail, so I have to do it first thing in the morning.
Reddit to browse what’s going on in the social and meme world and Dogspotting, a Facebook group for spotting dogs in the wild.
DP: This dog Arnold who sits next to me at work.
DP: My friends; they inspire me all the time.
DP: When I find a really good meme worth sharing and being around friends who make me laugh.
DP: Never feeling tired.
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DP: Disappointing people and not being good enough for myself.
DP: I’m an avid shopper and fashion enthusiast, so I like to visit my favorite stores to get inspired.
DP: My closet of clothes: I like collecting interesting pieces; they’re like a second skin and my form of self-expression.
DP: Be proactive. I’ve always tried to do things without being told. And go above and beyond. Be open to everything you encounter, whether it’s people or experiences. At ArtCenter, I really made use of the huge network by making friends in all the different departments. As a creative person, it’s really important to draw inspiration from others.