• 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.





Design Week
June 21-27, 2015



Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne and Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC

April Greiman, Los Angeles, and 
Laurie Haycock Makela, Los Angeles,

Tania Prill, Zurich

Lu Liang, Amsterdam, and Cédric Van Parys of OMA, Rotterdam

Cameron Ewing of Facebook, San Francisco

Elisabeth Prescott and Michael Jakab, San Francisco,


Lectures by:

Takashi Yanai,

Chava Danielson


Visiting Students From:

BFA alumni from Otis College of Art and Design
Sint Lucas-Antwerp
Sint Lucas- Gent
Vermont College of Fine Art


A Public Lecture

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 6pm

Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd. LA CA 90045


Coordinators of Design Week: Kali Nikitas, Chair with Menno Cruijsen, LAVA Design, Amsterdam,


Sponsored in part by the Consulate General of the Netherlands

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June 21, 2015
June 27, 2015
Special Event
Design Week 2015 - I Am the City
Sponsored by
Graduate Graphic Design
June 21, 2015 -
June 27, 2015
2015-06-21 09:00 2015-06-27 18:00
Special Event
Design Week 2015 - I Am the City
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045