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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:

    Design Week June 21-27, 2015

    I AM THE CITY

     

    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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Product Design Radar

Apr 28, 2015
Product Design
Product-Huntington0014-sm.jpgTen teams of Otis Product Design Sophomores presented their Huntington Library Garden Inspired Cups to large audience that included Jim Folsom, (Marge and Sherm Telleen Director of the Botanical Garden,) a staff of botanists, cultural curators, Gift Shop buyers, the San Marino League, Product Design Chair, Steve McAdam, and the faculty team. Fondly called, “The [more]
Apr 3, 2015
Product Design
MelanieAbrantes_Shop_4After graduating from the Product Design program, alumna Melanie Abrantes (‘12) worked as a graphic designer, but she says she would dream about lathing, a form of woodturning that creates an object on an axis. So when a woodshop opened near her home in Atwater Village, she took that opportunity to explore the technique further. [more]
Mar 3, 2015
Product Design
imageProduct designers are at a CrossCampus LA presentation, tonight by David Zimberoff of SRAM / RKS Sessions. This future workspace is cool — combining entrepreneurial work environments and SHARE space. Wine, Cheese and big bike ideas like smart bikes and e bikes.  
Feb 17, 2015
Product Design
MEL1260x1260Melanie Abrantes Pairs Woodwork with Cork By Sophia Markoulakis Oakland woodworker Melanie Abrantes is determined to disrupt the notion that wood is rough, linear and unforgiving. “When I studied product design at Otis, we were exposed to several different mediums, and I fell in love with wood,” Abrantes says, referring to Otis College of Art and [more]
Feb 6, 2015
Product Design
Mandy Lei TonyanSenior Mandy Lei Tonyan had one clear goal for her last year at Otis College – secure a job after graduation. She reached her goal ahead of schedule, getting hired as a full-time sock designer for Adidas in late 2014, a full semester before her program ends. Her transformation from student to professional did not [more]
Oct 27, 2014
Product Design
10347714_10205163555592185_2715992959465242735_n                Integrated Design Studio III joins forces with artists from The UCPLA (United Cerebral Palsy Los Angeles) Washington Reid Gallery and adjoining Washington Place Adult Day Program in developing product inspired by their unique experiences. This week? Conversations with our partners — what they make, how they make and what it’s like [more]