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  • 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
  • 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.”
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Joe Sola (‘99)’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Andy Warhol Museum  and Kunsthaus Gras, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Jean-Duc, Luxembourg. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.  His performances have taken place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOT International in London, 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles.


Ellen Hee-Jung Jin Over

Ellen Hee-Jung Jin Over


In 2005, Ellen Hee-Jung Jin Over (‘96, Communication Arts) received an Emmy in the Individual Achievement category for her work on the animated show Jakers! Adventures of Piggley Winks.

The heart of her body of work as an art director largely stems from Mike Young Productions (TV animation company), where she worked alongside a creative, intelligent staff comprised of more than 100 animators, artists, writers, and executives on numerous projects. Mike Young Productions is one of the largest independent animation studios in the world; his animators run the gamut from the more traditional 2D to cutting-edge, 3D / CGI.

Over the years, her specific work includes background painting on Tarzan II, Bionicle, Clifford the Big Red Dog and art direction for He-man the Masters of the Universe, and the multi-Emmy winning Jakers! Adventures of Piggley Winks. She also had the pleasure of working overseas as a digital BG trainer and supervisor in New Zealand, India, and China.

She has worked on the Emmy-nominated TV show Bratz, based upon the mega-hit fashion doll manufactured by MGA Entertainment. The toy line first appeared on retailers’ shelves in 2001 and has since become a global phenomenon in the kids’ merchandising market, often ranking as the #1 fashion-themed doll.

Ellen was the art director on the second Tinkerbelle movie for Disney called Tinkerbelle and the Lost Treasure and designed the teapot house for the movie. Visitors can see the the teapot house built at Disneyland in the area of “Pixie Hallow”. She is glad to join other alumni in leaving an “Otis” mark on Disneyland.