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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Careers

Selected Employers

Among the firms that employ many alumni are fashion design companies Abercrombie & Fitch, Urban Outfitters/Anthropologie/Free People, Quiksilver/Roxy, PacSun, BCBG, Lunada Bay, Forever 21, GUESS, Juicy Couture, and Nike/Hurley; toy companies Mattell, JAKKS Pacific,and Hasbro, entertainment giants Apple, Disney, DreamWorks, Imaginary Forces, Nickelodeon, Electronic Arts, Cartoon Network, and Sony; and cultural organizations such as LACMA and the Getty. 

Otis top employers


Alumni Entrepreneurs

Common Studios

"No school can completely prepare you for what everyone faces after graduation, but it was at Otis that we learned to combine our create instincts with the ability to act upon them in strategic ways." Daniel Phillips ('08) and Kim Karlsrud ('07), Common Studio. See Featured Video...


Creativity is Serious Business

Creativity is Serious Business

Dedicated to debunking the myth of the starving artist, and illustrating the profound economic impact of art and design, Otis has prepared professionals to succeed in the creative economy for nearly 100 years
http://www.creativityisseriousbusiness.com/
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Otis in the Movies

Otis in the Biz

Alumni have enriched the entertainment industry since Wilfred Jackson’s (‘28) animations for Disney’s Silly Symphony (1935) and Thomas McKimson’s (‘25) concept for Tweety Bird for Warner Brothers in the 1930s. More...


Fashion Design Alumni in New York

Fashion Design Alumni in New York

Many Fashion Design graduates make New York their home. Watch videos of alumni in New York...


We Went to Otis

We went to Otis

See what other graduates are doing. More videos...


Outstanding Alumni

Outstanding Alumni

Otis grads are professional artists and designers who have made outstanding contributions to the creative culture for almost 100 years. They demonstrate the spirit of experimentation that Otis has imbued in its students. In today's innovation-driven economy, in which careers are flexible, adaptable paths into the unknown rather than strictly mapped routes, Otis alumni grasp the big picture, find inventive solutions to complex problems, and express their own voices through various media. Some work in disciplines related to their area of study, expanding the boundaries of their creative practice; others leap imaginatively across vocational borders. From museum and exhibition design to the Hollywood screen, from the clothes we wear to the toys with which our children play, alumni shape the world. Otis graduates span the globe, pursuing unprecedented opportunities in our increasingly multicultural society. See More Profiles...


More about Careers in Art and Design

Read the Otis Creative Economy Report
Otis Center for Creative Professions (for alumni and enrolled students)