• 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

    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
    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.


E-Portfolio Excellence Award

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Submission Deadline:

March 16, 2017

Award Submission Instructions:

  1. Log into O-Space
  2. Go to "My Communities" and select "FIND"
  3. Search for Otis ePortfolio Excellence Award Group
  4. Select "View"
  5. Select "Enroll"
  6. Submit your entire Learning e-Portfolio to the Excellence Award 2017.

Submission instructions to upload Learning e-Portfolio. 

Award Description:

Transcripts, resumes, and professional e-portfolios aren’t the only way to present a record of college learning and experiences. The Otis College Learning ePortfolio Excellence Award encourages students to think deliberately about how their e-portfolio can best demonstrate the value of their education.
E-Portfolios will be recognized based on the quality of students’ presentation of their academic, co-curricular, personal learning experiences, and accomplishments along with the e-portfolios’ creativity and individuality as showcased on the O-Space ePortfolio platform. The award celebrates learning and the successful integration of academics, student life, and technology. It challenges students to develop and personalize their portfolios in unique ways. 


  • Grand Prize Winner at the Junior/Senior level: $300
  • Excellence Award at the Sophomore/Foundation level: $200
  • Honorable Mention: $100

+ All winners will be showcased on the Otis College website and receive a badge for publication on their Learning ePortfolio. Winners will also be acknowledged during the Otis College Awards Banquet in April.

Submission Criteria:

Before submitting, make sure to:

  • Include Academic Coursework, Co-Curricular Activities, and Personal Accomplishments at Otis College whenever possible
  • Delete blank or unused pages
  • Caption media so audience has context (who created + what it is + why on page)
  • Format text for readability

Judging Criteria:

Learning ePortfolios will be judged based on excellence in showcasing Academic, Co-Curricular and Personal Accomplishments:
  • Inlcusion of Academic Coursework
  • Posting Involvement in Student Life at Otis College 
  • Effectively Using ePortfolio Technology
  • Showcases Creativity and Individuality
  • Includes Quality Reflections Documenting Learning Experience
  • E-Portfolio Sets a Good Example for Other Students

Award Recipients will be selected by April 1, 2017 


The  e-Portfolio Award Committee indcludes peer mentor students as well as staff and faculty from:

  • Artists, Community and Teaching
  • Communication Arts
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Library
  • Provost
  • Student Housing

    Congratulate Last Year's Winners!

    2015/2016 Learning ePortfolio Award Winners

    • There were 50 submissions! 
    • The judges were truly impressed with all the submissions. 

    Otis College is indepted to G. Alex Ambrose, Ph.D., Associate Program Director of the Notre Dame ePortfolio Engagement Program and Professor of Practice & Institute for Educational Initiatives Fellow at the Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning at University of Notre Dame for their pioneering work in the area of e-Portfolio Excellence Awards. With permission, we adapted some of their language and ideas for this Otis College project.

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