Events
  • Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

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Chevon Hicks

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Even before getting to Otis, at age 15, Chevon Hicks (’95, Fine Arts) knew what he wanted to do: express himself in a digital medium; his ensuing career path has merely been an exercise in connecting the dots. In high school, he worked at the Kresser/Craig ad agency. After graduating from Otis, Chevon jumped directly into the world of graphic and interactive design, and has yet to hit the pause button.

Hicks began as a freelancer, and soon worked his way into top positions at MGM Creative Advertising, Attitude Network, Sony Online Entertainment and Universal New Media. By 2000, he had his first commercial space, and officially incorporated and opened the doors of his company, Heavenspot. Through Heavenspot, Hicks has directed music videos and acted as design director on various film/television/commercial products. Hicks describes his work on Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle as a real career-defining moment that was a pleasure to work on as well as a fantastic opportunity to showcase the full extent of his talents.

Since then, Hicks’ work has again touched the silver screen via the company’s interactive website launch for Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, a feature film released by New Line Cinema. Chevon and Heavenspot continue to rack up nods for award-winning designs in Motion Graphics/Animation for Broadcast & Film as well as Web/Interactive, Games, Mobile Content, Illustration, Brand Identity and Print/Online Advertising. Heavenspot has developed a roster of top clients that include Hasbro Games, Sony Online Entertainment, Motorola, ABC Family, American Greetings, and Amp'd Mobile.

 

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