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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.



Selected Employers

Among the firms that employ many alumni are fashion design companies Abercrombie & Fitch, Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie/Free People, Quiksilver/Roxy, PacSun, BCBG, Lunada Bay, Forever 21, GUESS, Juicy Couture, and Nike/Hurley; toy companies Mattell, JAKKS Pacific,and Hasbro, entertainment giants Apple, Disney, DreamWorks, Imaginary Forces, Nickelodeon, Electronic Arts, Cartoon Network, and Sony; and cultural organizations such as LACMA and the Getty. 

Otis top employers

Alumni Entrepreneurs

Common Studios

"No school can completely prepare you for what everyone faces after graduation, but it was at Otis that we learned to combine our create instincts with the ability to act upon them in strategic ways." Daniel Phillips ('08) and Kim Karlsrud ('07), Common Studio. See Featured Video...

Creativity is Serious Business

Creativity is Serious Business

Dedicated to debunking the myth of the starving artist, and illustrating the profound economic impact of art and design, Otis has prepared professionals to succeed in the creative economy for nearly 100 years
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Otis in the Movies

Otis in the Biz

Alumni have enriched the entertainment industry since Wilfred Jackson’s (‘28) animations for Disney’s Silly Symphony (1935) and Thomas McKimson’s (‘25) concept for Tweety Bird for Warner Brothers in the 1930s. More...

Fashion Design Alumni in New York

Fashion Design Alumni in New York

Many Fashion Design graduates make New York their home. Watch videos of alumni in New York...

We Went to Otis

We went to Otis

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Outstanding Alumni

Outstanding Alumni

Otis grads are professional artists and designers who have made outstanding contributions to the creative culture for almost 100 years. They demonstrate the spirit of experimentation that Otis has imbued in its students. In today's innovation-driven economy, in which careers are flexible, adaptable paths into the unknown rather than strictly mapped routes, Otis alumni grasp the big picture, find inventive solutions to complex problems, and express their own voices through various media. Some work in disciplines related to their area of study, expanding the boundaries of their creative practice; others leap imaginatively across vocational borders. From museum and exhibition design to the Hollywood screen, from the clothes we wear to the toys with which our children play, alumni shape the world. Otis graduates span the globe, pursuing unprecedented opportunities in our increasingly multicultural society. See More Profiles...

More about Careers in Art and Design

Read the Otis Creative Economy Report
Otis Center for Creative Professions (for alumni and enrolled students)

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