• 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.



Come fly a kite!   

Otis College of Art and Design will host its Sixth Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 11am – 4pm. This year’s festival is held in remembrance of alumnus and Disney legend Tyrus Wong. Wong, a regular at the festival since its inaugural year in 2011, was a celebrated animator, ceramicist, painter, and kite maker best known for creating the signature concept art for Walt Disney's Bambi.

Attendees will see kite makers from across the United States showcase their work as they create a "gallery in the sky.” Featured kites include the evocative works of Melanie Walker and George Peters, the colorful, stylized kites of Ron Gibian, and the stunt kites of Kevin Bayless, co-founder of the Revolution Sport Kite Team.

To join in the fun, attendees will be able to create their own kite using a provided kit and basic design instruction. Through generous support from Los Angeles World Airports, The Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation, La Tijera Village, Art4Moore, and the Tides Foundation, Otis College is able to provide materials for participants to create up to 3,000 kites.




Saturday, April 8, 2017, 11AM – 4PM

Santa Monica Pier

A free shuttle leaves from Otis College and the Santa Monica Pier every hour. Additional parking will be available at the Santa Monica Pier Parking Lot for a fee of $12 and at public city lots.



If the weather does not cooperate the shuttles will take participants back to Otis' Main campus on Lincoln Blvd. where kite workshops will still take place. Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for day-of updates.  

April 2017
Special Event
6th Annual Kite Festival Honoring Tyrus Wong
11:00AM - 4:00PM Santa Monica Pier
Open to the Public
Sponsored by
Creative Action
April 2017
2017-04-08 11:00 2017-04-08 16:00
Special Event
6th Annual Kite Festival Honoring Tyrus Wong
11:00AM - 4:00PM | Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Open to the Public