• 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.


Team International Student Outreach (TISO)


Team International Student Outreach (TISOs) are a select group of Otis students, international and non-international, undergraduate and graduate, who serve as student leaders. The role of a TISO is multi-faceted. TISOs serve as cross-cultural group leaders during International Student Orientation, and continue to support new international students throughout the academic year. TISOs represent the Center for International Education by developing, and participating in international programming, and hosting international visitors on campus.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a supportive community of students, international and domestic, that feels like a family here at Otis, thereby breaking cultural barriers by promoting friendships through open communication and fun group events.


Please join us on Facebook to find out about our events here.


Want to know more about TISO and how you can help out?

TISO Information PDF


Meet Our New TISOs!

TISOs 2016-2017

Top (l to r): Diego Hernandez, Hannah Frustol, Kennie Huang, Delon Ho  

Bottom (l to r): Zehan Sheng, Angie Wang, Ivy Tsang, Cheyenne Gutierrez                                                                                                                                                                               

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