• 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.


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Unique upstairs guest 2 bedroom/1 bath with a large deck.  Private entrance, ample street parking.  Space for gardening and sunbathing.  Access to outdoor shower, 4 blocks from the beach, 3 minutes to Otis.  Perfect apartment for artists and designers.  Has been an Otis student rental for 20 years!  Remodled and updated, new carpet in September 2016.  Renters only apply if you are considerate and quiet since you will be living above a single family residence. Location: Playa del Rey; $2,500 per month, available April 15th - contact:

For Rent: One bedroom, one bath upstairs unit with balcony.  Newer unit with vaulted ceilings and skylights; covered 6x16 balcony.  Utilities included 8555 McConnell Ave; available April 1st; cost $1,600 - Contact Vince at

For Rent: Room and private bath in Playa del Rey upscale condo complex available for female student.  The room is furnished and includes twin size bed, full built-in desk, private bathroom.  Utilities included, kitchen privileges, washer/dryer in complex, internet, WI-FI, cable tv.  Free parking on site; no pets, no smokers. $900 per month; available March 13th; contact Nina at (310) 487-2982 (please reply with full name, personal email address and cell#)

Apartment for Rent: It's a pleasure to offer this unique modern one bedroom apartment, which is offered fully furnished to a high standard throughout.  The lounge is of good size with a spacious and fully equipped kitchen.  The bathroom is unique and fully fitted to a high standard.  There is ample storage space throughout the whole apartment. The apartment is located near Otis College of Art and Design - just two miles away from Otis College of Art and Design.  The property comes with it's own secured off street parking. Available now; for further details, contact Paul

Room for Rent: FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT in local female artist's home located in Westchester.  Single bed, dresser, hardwood floors, shared bath.  Wonderful safe neighborhood.  Near Otis School of Art and Design and Loyola Marymount.  Walk to Howard Hughes Promenade shopping center.  Kitchen; microwave & refrigerator.  Great deck, washer & dryer, internet, street parking.  Prefer ART STUDENT. Quiet.  No smoking or drugs. $725 a month.  MUST like dogs. Available now, contact: Nicola at (posted 2/21/17)

Room for Rent: Fully furnished bedroom and private bath available in stylish townhouse. Quiet tree lined street. Close to Otis, Ralphs, Bristol Farm, beach, LAX. I live with a sweet dog. Female preferred. No smokers, no drugs. Furnished: Yes / Location: Playa del Rey / Date Available: Immediately / Cost: $1550 / Contact Marie at

Room for Rent: Huge back bedroom, 20' x 10', with private back entrance, 3/4 bath and walk- in closet. Large enough for two people, furnished with one King sized bed, one Queen Futon, desk(s) and dresser. Frnech doors open to deck, looks out to backyard with fruit tress and vegetables garden. Comes with microwave, coffee pot, mini-fridge and TV but access to rest of house available if desired. Access to Washer and Dryer in garage. Very close to campus: .7 miles (4 min car ride/ 12 min walk) $1800/month. Furnished: Yes. / Location: Holy Cross Place and 83rd st./ Date Available: 2-1-17 / Cost: $1800.00 / Contact Vallee at

Personal Itenm for Sale: Selling my Kendall Sherwood Luxury Firm full-size bed set for $300 because I'm upgrading to a queen. The mattress is 72 in long, 52 in wide, and 10 in tall. Boxspring, bed frame, and dust skirt included. Pick-up only, but I will gladly help you carry it out in a truck. I'll even throw in the sheets (white) if you want them. If you are looking for a mattress from a non-creepy person, pick me! I have good hygiene. Guaranteed no bed bugs. Cost: $300 / Contact:

Furnished Room for Rent: in local female artist's home in Westchester.  Single bed, dresser, hardwood floors, shared bath.  Wonderful safe neighborhood.  Near Otis College of Art and Design and Loyola Marymount College.  Walk to Howard Hughes Promenade shopping center.  Kitchen; microwave & refrigerator.  Great deck, washer & dryer, internet, street parking.  Prefer ART STUDENT.  Quiet, no smoking or drugs. $750. a month.  Must like dogs.  Available starting 2/15/17.  Contact NICOLA at (310) 410-9442 or (posted 2/8/17)

Room for Rent: AVAILABLE NOW - Ocean Park, Santa Monica (less than one mile from the beach); unfurnished room for rent with attached alcove for yoga or desk/office; $1,400 per month (deposit  = one month rent); off-street tandem parking; laundry on site (coin operated); utilities, cleaning, no pets, no smoking, no drugs.  Looking for health and wellness conscious, kind, funny individual to share peaceful, harmonious sanctuary.  Close to farmers markets, yoga, coffee shops, beach-surfer gal, water woman, renaissance-shabby chic.  Month to month or one year lease.  Environmental, woman's activist.  Peace love and harmony.  Contact or phone or pm at (310) 562-3860.

Need Room for Rent: Hi, I'm a Toy Design Junior looking for a room to rent as soon as possible, open to re-purposing a living room if need be.  My budget is around $600 a month.  Contact: Lawren M-H at (posted 1/30/17)

House for Rent: fully furnished with all new furniture, tv, etc. Private patio in back with a lovely garden.  Great quiet neighborhood, close to stores and market - 1 1/2 blocks from bus stop... no pets; located off Manchester & Sepulveda; available Feb 22; $1,600 per month.  Contact Norma Jean (posted 1/23/17)

Apartment for Rent: 2 bedroom plus loft, conveniently located on Manchester near Lincoln, beautiful building with fireplace, views, storage, and private two-car garage.  $3,600 per month; 7301 W. Manchester contact Sherry at

Room for Rent: Private room and bath with kitchen usage.  Fully furnished.  Walking distance to Otis, close to LMU and UCLA Westchester branch.  Available now. $1,000 month includes rent and all utilities.  Apartment bldg has pool and laundry facilities.  Rental based on month to month schedule but will adjust rent to fit semester dates.  One person, no pets, no smoking in apartment.  Call or text 310-489-4352.  Will email pictures of room to you.  Available now - contact: Jan at

Apartment for Rent: 2 bedroom plus loft, conveniently located on Manchester near Lincoln, beautiful building with fireplace, views, storage, and private two-car garage.  Unfurnished location: 7301 W. Manchester, available now; $3,600 per month, email Sherry at:

Now available, this newly completed, fully renovated, spacious, 1,830 SQUARE FOOT, three bedroom, three bathroom corner apratment home offers LUXURIOUS FINISHES THROUGHOUT including central heating and air conditioning, and WASHER AND DRYER in the unit.

This luxury apartment home sits in an 18 unit courtyard style building with elevator that leads to gated parking area and access all units, intercom entry and additional common laundry room.

This spacious floor plan includes a LARGE BALCONY that over looks beautiful residential homes and serene landscapes.  A wide entry hall transitioning to an expansive, light and airy, corner living room and dining area adjacent to an open kitchen.  Contemporary WOOD laminate and ceramic tile floors are installed throughout, accented by wide baseboards, smooth ceilings with crown molding, RECESSED LIGHTING, and double pane windows with wide, CUSTOM WOOD SHUTTERED WINDOW coverings placed for maximum effect.

The fully renovated kitchen is both stylish and functional.  Ideal for the home chef, the kitchen is evenly and fully lit by ceiling recessed lighting, and brand NEW ELEGANT CABINETS with under cabinet lighting.  Other features include beautiful new QUARTZ COUNTER TOPS, and ALL NEW STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, including a convection range, eye level microwave, dishwasher, and a 24 cu. ft. counter depth refrigerator with French doors, icemaker, and water dispenser.

The BATHROOMS ARE FULLY RENOVATED with ceiling recessed lighting, new bathtubs with contemporary glass doors, new wall tiles, and new vanity cabinets with quartz countertops and new matching mirrors.  All three bedrooms feature mirrored closet doors, ample storage space, and linen cabinets.

DON'T MISS OUT on visiting and viewing this unique, luxury apartment home situated adjacent to an upscale West Los Angeles neighborhood, nad minutes from the beaches of Playa del Rey, the marina view restaurants of Marina del Rey, and Los Angeles International Airport and Loyola University are also minutes away.  The new, exciting development of Playa Vista offering restaurants, theaters, and office sites is almost next door as are the digital design and tech firms of Marina del Rey, Venice, and the historic Sony Studios of Culver City. $4,300 per month.  Contact: Jose at

Moving Sale: We live around the corner and work in the VFX industry.  We are moving out of LA and have a few art oriented items for sale.  Drafting table for $25.  Also, two computer desks for sale.  The second desk is the same as the one in the picture.  $50 or best offer. Contact: Darrin - email:

Furniture for Sale: We live close to campus and are moving. We have two leather couches in good condition.  $180 for both.  Cash only and must be able to move. Contact: Darrin Email:










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