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  • LA/LA: Place and Practice is a two-day symposium organized by Scripps College, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and The San Diego Museum of Art in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA an initiative led by the Getty. Supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation, this two-day event will be held at The San Diego Museum of Art on Saturday, May 2, 2015 and at the Getty Center on Monday, May 4, 2015. RSVP here.

  • 33rd Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show

    Saturday, May 2, 2015
    6:30pm
    The Beverly Hilton
    Cocktails, Dinner, and Runway Fashion Show

  • LA/LA: Place and Practice is a two-day symposium organized by Scripps College, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and The San Diego Museum of Art in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA an initiative led by the Getty. Supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation, this two-day event will be held at The San Diego Museum of Art on Saturday, May 2, 2015 and at the Getty Center on Monday, May 4, 2015. RSVP here.

  • On the Roof

    May 05| Exhibition
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    Graduate Fine Arts Final Exhibition featuring work by

    Soo Yun Jun 
    Delia Perez Salinas Tijerina 
    Yasmin Than
    Sean Cully
    Rachel Indergaard 
    Kristy Baltezore 
    Angie Kim 

  • View work by the next generation of creative professionals in

    Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
    Communication Arts: Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Illustration
    Digital Media: Animation, Game & Entertainment Design, Motion Design
    Fashion Design: Costume Design
    Fine Arts: Painting, Photography, Sculpture/New Genres
    Product Design
    Toy Design

    Graduate Fine Arts

  • View work by the next generation of creative professionals in

    Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
    Communication Arts: Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Illustration
    Digital Media: Animation, Game & Entertainment Design, Motion Design
    Fashion Design: Costume Design
    Fine Arts: Painting, Photography, Sculpture/New Genres
    Product Design
    Toy Design

    Graduate Fine Arts

  • CLASS OF 2015 COMMENCEMENT!

    The 2015 Otis Commencement Exercises is scheduled for Sunday, May 10,  2015. The ceremony will be be held at 3:00pm locally at Westchester Park, due to limited space available on campus as a result of the Campus expansion project. More details on Commencment will be emailed to students during the Spring 2015 semester. Please save the date for commencment.

    For questions or comment related to ALL commencement related matters, please contact Mike Luna, Director of Student Activities at (310) 846-2595.

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Joong Han Lee ’09 Product Design

Dec 16, 2013
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Spotlight Category: Alumni
Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, I left my parents at the age of 15 for America, where I did not only broaden my horizon, but also found my passion in design. After living for three years in the Pacific Northwest, I took Interstate 5 straight down to Southern California, where I studied at Otis. After four years in Los Angeles, training in the field of product design, a course that heavily focused on commercial design aspects, I decided to follow my ambitions and indulge my curiosity about what other ways design matters to me. Design Academy, Eindhoven, offered an alternative perspective on the design world. I wanted to venture out and see the broad design spectrum.
 
My first year in Eindhoven was an incredible journey, including establishing a global design network, traveling around Europe and, most importantly, learning to become a design entrepreneur. During my first year in Eindhoven, I became involved in the European design scene, collaborating with other designers in a group exhibition for Dutch Design Week 2009, which was featured on a Dutch news network. I assisted well-known designer Maarten Baas in his “real clock” project; and I participated in “The Great Indoors,” a workshop sponsored by *FRAME Magazine*, with designers such as Jurgen Bey, Alexander van Slobbe, Chris Kabel and Wieki Somers.
 
Back in Seoul, selected as 2010 World Design Capital by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, I not only visited my folks but also enjoyed different design exhibitions and fairs. I then flew to Los Angeles to reunite with my Otis friends before heading back to Eindhoven. As I booked my flights to these cities, the world seems smaller, and it feels great!