• 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 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.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.5 by Michiel Riedijk at MOCA.


    Michiel Riedijk regularly lectures at universities, cultural institutions and symposia worldwide. His theories and writings on architecture have gained international recognition from fellow architects and scholars. The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has received worldwide appreciation through numerous publications, international awards and exhibitions around the world. - Neutelings Riedijk Architects


Alumni Start Custom Body Art Studio Fever Paint

May 3, 2012
Spotlight Category: Alumni
Justine Serebrin (’07 Fine Arts)

Samitra Borhanpour (’07 Communication Arts)

Fever Paint is an all-encompassing custom body art studio specializing in contemporary airbrush design and free-hand body painting. Our vision is to inspire and enhance the world through the ancient, ritualistic practice of body painting while revitalizing the body art industry in order to open the flood gates of creativity for all to indulge and participate in.
Starting up

We didn’t actually decide to “start our business” until after it had already become our business. The more events we worked on, the more apparent it became that we really had something that the world was craving. The potential growth for the business was very clear and the vision of its future seemed within our reach, so we went for it.
Biggest reward
Creating airbrush tattoos of band logos and other designs for people and fans nationally is one of the most fun jobs on the planet! We get to travel while experiencing festivals, shows, and all kinds of events first hand. We get to meet people all over the country, give them a little airbrush tattoo and make their day! Its exciting, fun and everyday is always different. It is definitely not your every day job. Painting on a living being is unlike any other canvas, which makes it so exciting. The fact that the work we do is so labor intensive and yet so temporary really creates a sense of appreciation for the moment and the work. Seeing our work come to life in the final product, whether it is in a music video, film, photograph or performance is truly magical.
Breakthrough moment

During our very first airbrush tattoo job at the KROQ Weenie Roast Music Festival, we created Metallica airbrush tattoos for the fans.  We had a constant line of people for the entire festival! Body art gets people excited and gives them a unique way to connect with and support what they love. Then last spring, we did all of the body painting for the Foo Fighter’s music video, Miss The Misery. We essentially animated body paint through stop-motion animation techniques by working with a team of amazing animators. Watching the final video really made us understand how powerful art is, and how the simple act of painting can be pushed to its max when you have the right team of artists working together with all of their heart.
Thank you, Otis!

Otis helped us present our work with a level of professionalism that we could not have achieved alone. We learned how to paint well, design well and most importantly how to communicate visually in order to sell our work effectively. Otis also connected me and Sami, as well as making all of our other professional connections happen. We got the opportunity to work with Metallica through Sami’s graphic design job at Warner Bros Records which she got through Otis, and our connection to the director of the Foo Fighters music video was through a friend we made at Otis. So basically with out Otis, we would be quite lost!
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