• 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.


Community Survey

THANK YOU to the Otis College Community for responding to our O-Space survey fall 2016. We wanted to hear how our Learning Management System (LMS) was working for you! 
Below are some highlights from the data we collected.


Students, faculty, and staff all participated. 

O-Space Survey Participants

44% of the community have experience with other LMS systems like Blackboard, Moodle or Canvas.
94% of survey responders use O-Space.

O-Space Usage

O-Space Survey Features Usage

Overall Feedback

The community appreciated having a web-based system to connect, share materials, and showcase work. 
The community cited common issues such as: an overly-complicated and cumbersome navigation, limited functionality in certain aspects, file size restrictions, inconsistent usage between courses, and not enough options for interactions and notifications.

Satisfaction With O-Space

O-Space Survey Key

O-Space Survey CMS

O-Space Survey ePortfolios

We are excited about the updates to O-Space ePortfolios in fall 2017 as they will address some of these concerns.
This feedback has been shared with Digication, which powers O-Space.

We will keep the community informed of future improvements to the system!


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