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  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    I AM THE CITY

    Design Week
    June 21-27, 2015

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne and Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC www.field-experiments.com

  • Bolsky

    Jun 27| Exhibition
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    Image: Erin Watson, Sausage, 2014, Inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches


    The Nature of Personal Reality

    June 27 – September 1, 2015
    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm
     

  • Opening Reception

    Jun 27| Special Event
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    Image: Erin Watson, Sausage, 2014, Inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches


    The Nature of Personal Reality

    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm

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Toy Design Radar

May 1, 2015
Toy Design Blog
mattel-LogoMattel Sponsored Vehicle Class   The Toy Design Department partnered with with Mattel to conduct a sponsored class that focused on the vehicle category. The class started with Mattel designers who served as mentors to help guide the students through the design challenge in designing a new line of toys that fits within one of [more]
May 1, 2015
Toy Design Blog
SeniorShow-BannerOtis Toy Design Senior Show 2015   Join us this year for our annual Senior Show! This year we have 21 amazing seniors showcasing an outstanding body of work that they have accumulated over the last three years! Everything from beautiful doll designs to edgy action figures, unique activity toys and amazing game designs! This [more]
Mar 10, 2015
Toy Design Blog
ToyFair-2015-Logo2Toy Fair 0pened its doors this February to thousands of registered global play professionals to explore a record-breaking 422,000+ net square feet of exhibit space filled with hundreds of thousands of toys, games and youth entertainment products. Countless amazing new product was an display allowing everyone to get a glimpse of what to expect to see on [more]
Feb 24, 2015
Toy Design Blog
BlogHeaderImage-01  The Toy Design Department had a fun filled day directly after  the Foundation Forward event at CalMart.   Razor USA generously provided their full line of amazing scooters to test ride and enjoy, including  the Rip Rider 360 and the all-famous Crazy Cart. Rafael Bencosme, Toy Design graduate from the class of 2013 was there to talk to students [more]
Dec 12, 2014
Toy Design Blog
GoP-emailbannerThe Toy Industry Association is excited to share a new industry-wide campaign aimed at raising awareness among parents and caregivers about the critical role that toys and play have in a child’s development. Follow the link below to view a 60-second video of kids using toys and engaging in play in creative and clever ways that will [more]
Dec 2, 2014
Toy Design Blog
By Jordan England-Nelson, Daily Breeze Manufacturers are bringing animators, marketers and toy designers together to produce new fictional universes optimized for commercialization and ready for global broadcast over the Internet. Modern toy companies want to engage their audiences with a single story told across multiple platforms with the help of digital technology, a concept known [more]
Nov 24, 2014
Toy Design Blog
HalloweenLogo-01This Halloween the Toy Design Department had each of their studios come together to celebrate by showcasing their amazing costumes and enjoying some tasty pizza. Check out all of the creative costumes that haunted the toy department on Halloween!
Nov 6, 2014
Toy Design Blog
Flyer-2-SizedStacey McBride-Irby recently visited Otis Toy Design department and presented her multicultural doll line. Follow the link to check out all the details in regards to Stacy’s The One World Doll Project. http://oneworlddolls.com/  
Nov 6, 2014
Toy Design Blog
uglydoll_logoThis semester our Toy Design Department had a visit from David Horvath, creator of the famous Ugly Doll brand. He told the students how it all began and was introduced in 2001. David and co-creator Sun-Min-Kim were art students together and were separated when she had to move away when her student visa expired. David [more]
Apr 3, 2014
Toy Design Blog
Lego- DenmarkHoward Hyejun Sung, Toy Design graduate of 2011 has been working since his graduation as a Designer for LEGO in Denmark. Last summer he stopped by the Toy Design office when he came back to LA, and he visited with the Summer of Art Toy design class.  Here he is in a photo at his [more]