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Otis Alumni and Faculty Entrepreneurs

Support Otis alumni and faculty entrepreneurs! The list below provides information on retail stores and galleries owned by alumni, and websites where alumni and faculty designed products can be purchased.

Contact Laura Daroca (ldaroca@otis.edu), Director of Alumni Relations, if you have a business that you would like added.

Galleries/Boutiques

Robert Gunderman ('88)
ACME. L.A.

Robert Apodaca ('03)
Fifth Floor Gallery, L.A. 
15% alumni discount
Use code: o-holiday-2013
 

Carla Decker ('93)
Plastica, L.A.
 

Jacob Rhodes
Field Projects, N.Y.

Eleana del Rio ('89)
Koplin del Rio, L.A.

Bill Wheeler ('73)
Studio 1617 – Silverlake

Jade Lai
Creatures of Comfort, L.A. and N.Y.

Wanda Weller ('88)
Modern Folk Living, Ojai

Eric Kermanikian ('00 MFA)
Western Project, L.A.

Genevieve Pepin
Pepin Moore, L.A.
 

 

 
Jewelry/Accessories

Abigail Cosio ('07)
Bedford Falls Headwear

Nancy Newberg ('84)
Nancy Newberg Jewelry

Apollo Crowe ('07)
SnapLNX

Amanda Thomas ('10)
Luv AJ

Rachel Mastre ('04)
Kokoro Kara Jewelry

Jody Rollins ('05)
Yellow 108

Isis Jara ('10)
Senesence

Therese Kochakji ('07)
Finger-Bracelets

Sonia Boyajian ('01)
Sonia Boyajian

Fashion Design

Rebecca Virtue ('90)
BECCA by Rebecca Virtue (swimwear)

Deborah Sabet ('05)
District Homme (custom menswear)

Consuelo Asper ('01)
Wingswear

Rod Beattie ('86)
Bleu by Rod Beattie (swimwear)

Michelle Wenke & Megan George ('04)
Monrow

Cynthia Vincent ('88)
Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent

Maya Reynolds ('07)
Clade (L.A. boutique)

Red Carter ('92)
Red Carter Swimwear

Paul Nguyen ('96)
Fore!! Axel & Hudson

Jessica Elrod (Allen) ('06)
Cavelle Kids

Meleina Mayhew ('00)
Sugar Pants

Heather Goldberg ('09)
Haber

Claire Pettibone ('89)
Claire Pettibone

Louiza Babouryan ('98)
Louiza Babouryan

 

Design Products

Tanya Aguiñiga (Product Design faculty member)
http://www.aguiniga.com
(also available at many museum stores)

Blaine Fontana ('02)
Fontana Studios

Tula Pink ('02)
http://tulapink.com/

Ashkahn Shahparnia ('06)
http://ashkahn.com/
(also available at MOCA, Hammer Museum)

Camille Rose Garcia ('92)
Camille Rose Garcia Store

Haley Robinson ('08)
http://haleyannrobinson.com/

Tim Biskup ('88)
http://store.timbiskup.com/

Danny Phillips ('08) and Kim Karlsrud ('07)
Greenaid seedbombs and bracelets
(also available at MOCA and other stores)

Jenn Romero ('08)
Unurth

Bianca D'Amico ('05)
Chaparral Studio

Jeremy Madl ('00)
Mad Toy Design

Lorna Turner (CE faculty)
cards available at YOLK

Charles Carroll ('09)
Clean Aesthetic

Nate Mitchell ('04)
Squid Kids Ink

Erin Adams ('87)
Brainworks Home

Leslie Ross-Robertson (CE faculty)
Modern Optic (stationery and prints)

Leigh Kivowitz Spencer ('99)
Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker

Melanie Abrantes ('12)
Melanie Abrantes Designs

Books

Ben Maltz Gallery Publications

Sarah Perry ('83)
If… (childrens)

Hideko Takahashi ('94)
Children's Books

Rebecca Chamlee ('85) Faculty member, Communication Arts
Pie in the Sky Press (handbound letterpress books)

Ian Falconer ('83)
Olivia series (childrens)

Cole Moss ('11)
Unicorn Being a Jerk/Why Unicorn Drinks

Barbara Maloutas ('02 MFA) Associate Chair, Communication Arts (poetry)
In a Combination of Practices

Aaron Clark ('08)
The Science of Paul: A Novel of Crime

Sam Watters ('02 MFA)
Books on historical homes and gardens

Sandow Birk ('89)
Dante's Divine Comedy

Seismicity Editions
(Otis Graduate Writing Publications)

Gerald Lange (CE faculty)
The Bieler Press (Chapbooks, woodcuts, artists books)

Edibles

Laura Magardechian ('12)
Chubby Cheek Cakes (custom cakes)

Paul Wackym ('85)
Wackym's Kitchen (cookies/treats)