Otis College of Art and Design logo
Events
  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
    More

    Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes Begin

  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes End.

  • Classes End

  • 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
    More

    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.

O-Tube

Ashkahn Shahparnia '06

Dec 16, 2013
Spotlight Category: Alumni

Ashkahn Shahparnia (’06 Fine Arts) owns ASHKAHN Studio + Company where he specializes in art direction, design, illustration and products like greeting cards, prints, accessories and t-shirts. His work is sold in museum stores and high-end boutiques.
There was no way in hell that I wanted a 9-5 job working for someone else. I had a ton of ideas and needed the time to develop them and share it with the world.
When clients started calling me instead of the other way around. When my products started selling a ton, and stores started to take notice!
Otis is amazing. It taught me that being an artist isn’t the easiest profession, and that you need to “stay hungry, stay foolish” (as the late great Steve Jobs said) to make something happen.

Discover more on Creativity is Serious Business

Tags
Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist