• 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.


e-Portfolio Permissions

Designate who has access to the content of your e-portfolio and their role.




This is handled within Portfolio Tools > Settings under the area for Permissions.

+Student Learning ePortfolios should be set to "Private within Otis College of Art and Design."

ePortfolio Tools Menu

  • Private To Otis = only the Otis community can see e-portfolio.
  • Private To Me = only you can see e-portfolio.
  • Public = anyone can see e-portfolio; no O-Space log-in required.
  • Custom Permissions =  add individuals from Otis and define level of access.

Permission Options

Under "Private" or "Public" you can further restrict acces by creating your own password access.



This feature gives you the opportunity to add:

  • individual users (enter their name into the box under Additional Permissions)
  • groups of users (typically from an O-Space Course or O-Space Group)

Many people have similar names. If you cannot find the correct person, type in their full Otis email address. If that does not work, please contact the TLC.



Once you add users or groups to your e-portfolio, you have the option to choose their role:

  • Viewer = only view the content.
  • Editor = can add content to e-portfolio and save it in draft form.
  • Publisher = add content and publish it for others to see.
  • Admin = has full control over the e-portfolio.

Editors + Publishers + Admin will receive email notifications when comments are left on e-portfolio pages.



Under "Private" or "Public" you can select the option to show e-portfolio in the school directory. 

Select this option for your Learning ePortfolio!

If an e-Portfolio does not "show in the directory," it can still be accessed if one has the direct URL (and the permission to access it.) It will not appear in any searches, including when clicking on the link to X's Portfolios on the People tab.



  1. If interested in creating a common collaborative space for students - Publisher access is sufficient.
  2. We advise providing either unique pages and/or having students add their own modules in uploading content to a common ePortfolio.
    Why? If everyone tries to upload content into the same page and the same module on that page - it is easy to accidentally delete each other's work since everyone is trying to upload work to the same spot at the same time. 
  3. If students only need View access to an ePortfolio, have your students subscribe to the e-portfolio instead of adding them as individuals. The ePortfolio will appear on their O-Space Home Screen.