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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • 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.

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Fashion Design Careers and Internships

Following the industry schedule where several seasons are designed simultaneously, students in the Fashion Design Department are educated in all aspects of the design process for an easy transition into professional careers in the fashion industry.  Our students learn more than the skills needed to design and construct quality garments, they emerge from our program as polished professionals capable of meeting deadlines, working as part of an innovative team, and developing relevant designs for an ever-changing market.  Additionally, the department facilitates summer industry internships and networking opportunities for our students.  Otis Fashion alumni enter the design world as assistant designers, associate designers, illustrators, costume designers, textile designers, accessory designers, and product designers.  Some graduates opt to open their own clothing line immediately upon completing the program. 

Video features: some Otis Fashion alumni share their experience of working in N.Y.


Selected employers include:

7 For All Mankind

Abercrombie & Fitch

ABS

Adidas

Adriano Goldschmied

Alexander Wang

Anthropolgie

Armani Exchange

Banana Republic

Band of Outsiders

BCBG

Billabong

Bob Mackie

Calvin Klein

Converse

Cosabella

Current/Elliot

Disney

DKNY

Donna Karan

Eddie Bauer

Forever 21

Fox Racing

Free People

GAP

Guess?

Halston

Henry Duarte

Hollister

Hurley

Isabel Toledo

J Brand

J. Crew

James Purse

John Varvatos

Johnny Was

Joie

Juicy Couture

Kenneth Cole

Lane Bryant

Levi Strauss

Lunada Bay

Mattel

Max Studio

Michael Kors

Monique Lhuillier

NIKE

Old Navy

PacSun

Patagonia

Puma

Quiksilver

Ralph Lauren

Reebok

Rick Owen

Rip Curl

Robert Rodriguez

Roxy

Sean John

Speedo

Splendid

St. John Knits

Tadashi

Tahari

Theory

Thomas Wylde

Tom Ford

Tory Burch

Trina Turk

True Religion

Cynthia Vincent

Under Armour

Urban Outfitters

Vans

Vince

Vivienne Tam

Volcom

Warnaco

Western Costume