Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Communications and Marketing

The Office of Communications and Marketing is a multi-talented team that collaborates with the campus community to share the news, achievements, events, and distinctive stories of Otis College of Art and Design across all media platforms. Our aim is to present a clear, unified message of the college's mission and successes to the campus community, prospective students, alumni, donors, visitors, the greater Los Angeles community, and beyond. We provide strategy, direction, and production for a multitude of web-based, digital, and print projects. We can also engage or recommend outside vendors to meet a department's more specific needs or timeline. 

For questions or to start a project with us, review the contact list below. 


 

Creative Services

We manage Otis' visual identity and maintain design standards in print, digital, and video representation. Our team can provide creative direction and communication strategy, visual design, and print supervision for your project.

Anne Swett-Predock
Creative Director

Office: (310) 665-6897  Send email

Sean Yoon
Graphic Design/Production Assistant

Office: (310) 665-6957  Send email

To initiate all printed material, advertising, and promotional content, please prepare a Publications Design Form and contact the Creative Director.

 

Web Services

We assist the Otis community in developing and refining its web and online presence, manage the Otis website, and ensure best practices. Our team trains department users and can provide guidance and production for departmental microsite redesigns.

Ryan Senese
Web Development Manager
Office: (310) 665-6933 Send email

John Mandeville
Web Developer
Office: (310) 846-2619  Send email

 

Digital Content and Media Relations

We increase the community’s engagement with the College through social media, media relations, and premium digital content. Our team creates and curates content that promotes the college and can help you expand your social reach, feature your faculty and alumni, create a media relations plan, and produce press releases. 

Rachel Moreau

Communications and Marketing Writer
(424) 207-3755  Send email

 

Office Coordination

We ensure that operations and customer service are of the highest standard for the Otis community and well as independent contractors and vendors. 

Ivette Aguilar


Administrative Assistant
Office: (424) 207-3761  Send email

 

General Inquiries

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Communications Resources

Documents (Style Guide, Forms, Templates, etc.)

Logos (Images in various formats)

Media Kit (Otis Fact Sheet, high-res Press Images, etc.)

Office Signage Request Form (Pdf)