• 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 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.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.5 by Michiel Riedijk at MOCA.


    Michiel Riedijk regularly lectures at universities, cultural institutions and symposia worldwide. His theories and writings on architecture have gained international recognition from fellow architects and scholars. The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has received worldwide appreciation through numerous publications, international awards and exhibitions around the world. - Neutelings Riedijk Architects


Track It

Track-It and the Help Desk
Otis College of Art and Design uses Track-It software to centralize help desk operations for the Facilities Management, Academic Computing Services, Web Team, and Information Systems/Technology departments.  The departments use Track-It to manage their daily work flow.  Users use Track-It to notify these departments of problems or request for service. 

There are three ways to open a Help Request ticket in Track-It:

  1. Through Track-It online: Users are given a username and password to login to Track-It so they can create, monitor, and update work orders via this link:
  2. An e-mail sent to the appropriate address as follows: Information Systems/Technology or ACS ( ), Facilities Management ( ), and/or the Web Team ( ).  A submitted e-mail is converted into a work order and an e-mail conformation will be sent back to the sender with a tracking number.
  3. The online web form, which is handy if on a device without e-mail.

While phone calls or in-the-hall conversations will work for emergencies, they are not appropriate for a general help request.  No work order means no work. The only way to ensure that an issue has been received and is in queue is to submit a work order.

Submitting a Work Order
When submitting a work order, the following information is needed:

  • Full Name
  • Daytime Phone Number
  • E-mail Address
  • Description detailing the problem to be resolved or the service that is requested. *By ‘detail,’ we mean detail.  “My computer doesn’t work,” “I can’t get into the system,” or “the bathroom sink is dripping” are examples of submitted tickets that do not provide the level of detail needed.  In case of a service such as setting up chairs and/or tables, number of chairs and/or tables must be included along with their location.  Lack of detail may result in the delay of a ticket being addressed.  The departments need specific details to address and resolve problems quickly so please be sure to include them. 

Most importantly, please submit only one request per work order.  For multiple problems and/or service requests a work order for each request must be submitted.  This also helps ensure that each item is addressed as quickly and efficiently as possible.


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