Events
  • Otis College alumni in the New York/Tri-State area are invited to a reception welcoming visiting Otis College fashion students at Global Brands Group headquarters in the Empire State Building. Join fellow alumni to celebrate the culmination of the Fashion Design Department's annual trip to Manhattan. This special event - open to all alumni from both undergraduate and graduate departments - is a great chance to reconnect with friends, welcome new Fashion Design alumni from the Class of 2017, and meet Otis College leaders including Fashion Design Interim Chair Jill Higashi-Zeleznik.

  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

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Job Search Resources

 Find out more about your field of study. Most of our programs of study have a lot of crossover so be sure to look under other categories.

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
Communication Arts
Creative Writing
Digital Media
Fashion Design
Fine Arts
Product Design
Toy Design
Additional job search resources


Architecture/Landscape/Interiors

American Institute of Architects (AIA): Articles, job listings and links.    
American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA): Industry information and resources for members.   
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID): Organization for Interior Design professionals with articles and job leads.    
The Architect's Newspaper: Serving up "news and inside reports to...architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, interior designers...and other parties interested in the built urban environment."
Architects USA: Search engine for jobs in architecture.    
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD California Chapter): Resources and local events related to landscape design.
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD): Resources and information about the landscape design profession.    
California Architects: Profiles of Architecture firms in California, as well as job listings.    
Imagesite: Database of employers in fields including Architecture, Interior Design and more.    
Interior Design Directory: Directory of Interior Design companies by state/specialty.   
Interior Design Jobs: Career resource for interior design.    
International Interior Design Association (IIDA): Professional networking and educational association.
World Architecture News: News (as the name suggests), along with podcasts, reviews, and jobs related to architecture.

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Communication Arts

Advertising Photographers of America (APA): A wide range of resources for advertising photographers.    
Adweek: Articles about the advertising industry and job listings.
American Advertising Federation (AAF): The oldest national advertising trade association featuring a wide array of resources.    
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA): Job listings and articles related to graphic design, advertising, and other design fields.    
Authentic Jobs: Job listings for graphic and web design across the US.     
Communication Arts
Coroflot: A job board for Industrial/Product Design, as well as Graphic Design, Interior Design, and other fields.    
Creative Hotlist: Job listings from employers and free portfolio space for artists/designers.     
Dallas Society of Visual Communications: Job board, event listings, and a plethora of great information!   
design:related: Job leads and resources for design fields.    
Dexigner: Design related news, events, a design directory, database, and weekly newsletter. 
Freelance Switch: Website with freelance job listings for Graphic Design and Web Design.    
Graphic Artists Guild: Creators of "Pricing & Ethical Guidelines" books. The website has resources, job postings and more for members. HOW Conference: Design conference including software instruction, creativity boosters, and networking opportunities.    
HOW Design: Articles, forums, blogs, events, job listings and more!    
Imagesite: Searchable database of employers in artistic fields including Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration and more.
Krop: A job listing website for Graphic Design and Web Design.     
OC Ad Federation: A professional organization dedicated to the advertising business in Orange County, CA. The organization hosts lectures and local networking events.    
Society of Illustrators: Articles, scholarships and other information related to Illustration and Illustrators.  
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
The Dieline: A package design website featuring news, a blog, and a directory of package design-related companies.   

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Writing

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP): Career information, magazine, and many other resources for writers.    
Chronicle Books Blog: A forum for the staff at Chronicle Books "to share [their] thoughts on more than just books."    
Creative Writing Prompts: A collection of prompts to help you start a story and/or end writer's block.
Daily Writing Tips: Book reviews, writing competitions, and a variety of daily tips to improve your writing.
Freelance Writing: Information on how to become a freelance writer along with job opportunities.
Jacketflap: The world's most comprehensive children's book resource.    
Poets & Writers: Magazine, tools for writers, networking opportunities and other writing resources.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)    
The Write Jobs: A job board and career resource for journalism, media, publishing and writing professionals.    
Writer's Conferences & Centers (WC&C): Information about writing conferences, centers, festivals and more.    

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Digital Media

Animation industry Database (AIDB): The ultimate resource for the professional animation, VFX and gaming communities.   
Animation Consultants International: Links to animation studios and related companies.     
Animation Meat: Online resource for animators with articles and practice materials .    
Animation World Network: The largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet    
ASIFA (International Animated Film Society): Organization that encourages the art of animation. Hosts the annual ANNIE Awards.   
Cartoon Brew: Provides news and trends in animation.    
CG Channel: An online magazine dedicated to Computer Graphics and the world of Visual Effects.     
CG Con: The world's largest creative computer graphics conference.    
CG Society: A global organization for creative digital artists.     
Creative Heads: A job search site for those interested in animation and/or game jobs.    
Dexigner: Design related news, events, a design directory, database, and weekly newsletter. 
Digital Media Artists Los Angeles (DMALA): LA-based professional association with news, jobs, and regular meetings.   
Entertainment Software Association: Information about the video game industry, career opportunities, and news.    
Gamasutra: Articles and news about the game industry, as well as job leads and event information.    
Game Developers Conference: The world’s largest professionals-only game industry event.     
Game Jobs: Employment site serving the interactive entertainment industry.     
GameDev.net: An online community for game developers of all levels.    
Gamedevmap: A living map and catalog of game development organizations.    
Imagesite: Searchable database of employers in artistic fields including Digital Arts, Advertising, Fine Arts and more.   
International Game Developer's Association (IGDA): The largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals that create video games.
IGDA-Orange County: The Orange County chapter of the IGDA. The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month.
Motion Graphics Festival (MG Fest): Workshops on motion graphics software, studio tours, and networking events.    
Motionographer: Blogs, industry news, job opportunities and more!    
Polycount: Videogame artist resource and community site.    
SIGGRAPH Conference: International conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques.    
Studio Daily: A new portal site dedicated to helping film and video pros evolve in their crafts and jobs.    
The 3D Jobs: Job search site for 3D and web positions.    
Tiny Subversions: Blog by Darius Kazemi of Orbus Gameworks with great information about networking within the games industry (good for all Digital Media).    
Visual Effects Society: The entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners.    
Women in Games International (WIGI): Organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the games industry (men are welcome).   

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Fashion Design

California Apparel News
Coroflot: A job board for Product Design, as well as Fashion Design, Graphic Design, and other fields.
Dexigner: Design related news, events, a design directory, database, and weekly newsletter. 
Fashion Group International
Fashion Incubator: Blog site with industry news and resources for those interested in starting their own line.
Fashion Jobs: Search job listings for full-time, part-time and freelance opportunities and post your resume for employers to view.     
Fashion Week LA
Malakye.com: News and jobs related to the actions sports industry.    
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Online career center for Women's Wear Daily    
StyleCareers.com: Website that posts apparel industry jobs and hosts recruiting events in Los Angeles and New York    
Women's Wear Daily

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Fine Arts

Advertising Photographers of America (APA): Wide range of resources for advertising photographers.    
American Art Therapy Association: Organization dedicated to the practice of art therapy.    
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP): Wide range of resources and publications for photographers.    
Art Biz Coach: Advice for artists about self-promotion and career management.    
Art Business News: Magazine with informative articles about the art world.    
Art Industri: Free directory listings, free webspace, and free email accounts are just some of the great resources on this site.    
ARTINFO: Recently launched a new Art Jobs Board for jobs, internships, residencies, and artist calls for entry. They have categories for nonprofits, museums, artist's assistants and arts administration, as well as consulting, editorial, and curatorial. They also have sections specifically for artist submissions and artist's residencies.     
Artist Help Network: An information service  to help artists take control of their careers.    
Artists Space: Supports contemporary artists working in the visual arts.     
ArtSlant: Your spot for the most up-to-date news on art exhibitions and events in your city and the great art cities of the world.    
Dexigner: Design related news, events, a design directory, database, and weekly newsletter. 
Guidelines for writing Artist Resumes     
Imagesite: Searchable database of employers in artistic fields including Fine Arts and more.    
Los Angeles County Art Commission Arts Internship Program: Provides paid full time summer internships for nonprofit performing, presenting, literary, and municipal arts organizations.    
Los Angeles Culture Net (Yahoo group)    
Full-time paid summer multicultural undergraduate internships (funded by The Getty): The internships are intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in these professions - individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.    
Museum Employment Resource Center (MERC): Information on museum study programs and job listings across the US.     
Progressive Fine Art: An international distributor and publisher of quality fine art imagery to over 3000 galleries.     
Teachers Count: Resources for the education community (and those who want to teach).    
Wooloo: The international premier exhibition tool for contemporary artists.      

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Product Design

Association of Professional Model Makers (APMM)
Core77: Information and news on the field of Product Design.    
Coroflot: A job board for Product Design, as well as Graphic Design, Interior Design, and other design fields.    
Dexigner: Design related news, events, a design directory, database, and weekly newsletter.   
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Product Design Hub: Industrial Design community and resources

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Toy Design

Toy Arts: Toy Manufacturers, Toy Designers and other toy-related links    
Toy Association of Southern California (TASC): Nonprofit association promoting the toy industry in Southern California.    
ToyCyte: Toy industry website with a mission "to be the most accessible and relevant toy news site, to introduce more artists and toymakers to more readers and to promote interest in the toy industry...."
Toy Fair: Annual toy convention held in New York City unveiling new toys and toy lines.
Toy Industry Association (TIA): Website with information and trends about the toy industry.     
ToyNews: "The Toy Industry's Essential Trade Website".
Toy News International: Daily action figure news and discussions, as well as convention information and links to custom toy makers.
Women in Toys: Resources for women (and men) in the toy industry.   

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Additional job search resources

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: See the trends in your field in this survey from the US government.    
Americans for the Arts job bank: Job board for non-profit organization Americans for the Arts.   
Artist Resource Guide: Books and web resources for the working artist.    
Campus Career Center: A job search engine for college students - post your resume and get career advice.    
Career Builder: A job search engine with information on careers.     
Center For Emerging Visual Artists: Founded to encourage the career development of emerging visual artists.   
Designer Today: News, reviews, tutorials, and jobs related to all facets of design.
Entertainment Careers: Jobs and internship postings, as well as career information about the entertainment industry.    
Flip Dog: A job search engine with career advice through monster.com.    
Idealist: An interactive site allowing the user to look for non-profit jobs, organizations, and a lot more!   
Indeed: A search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards.
Job Interview: A site with lots of sample interview questions, as well as information on interviews and networking.    
LinkedIn: Professional networking site - stay in touch with all of your contacts (and make new ones in your field)!    
Malakye: A job search and reference page for the Action Sports industry.    
MediaBistro.com: Resources, articles, job search and more for the content/creative industry.
Monster.com: The leading online global careers website    
SimplyHired.com: "Job search made simple."
The Copyright Website: Real world, practical copyright information and news.    
TweetMyJobs.com: "The world's largest and best Twitter job board."
Work In Sports: Job board and employment resource for the Sports Industry

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