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  • Otis welcomes the Japan Foundation and honored guests Kashiwagi Hiroshi and Yoshifumi Nakamura for a lecture on contemporary Japanese design. 
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here
     
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

     

    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu

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Toy Design Radar

May 1, 2015
Toy Design Blog
mattel-LogoMattel Sponsored Vehicle Class   The Toy Design Department partnered with with Mattel to conduct a sponsored class that focused on the vehicle category. The class started with Mattel designers who served as mentors to help guide the students through the design challenge in designing a new line of toys that fits within one of [more]
May 1, 2015
Toy Design Blog
SeniorShow-BannerOtis Toy Design Senior Show 2015   r annual Senior Show was a hug hit! This year we had 21 amazing seniors showcasing an outstanding body of work that they  accumulated over the last three years! Everything from beautiful doll designs to edgy action figures, unique activity toys and amazing game designs! If you have [more]
Mar 10, 2015
Toy Design Blog
ToyFair-2015-Logo2Toy Fair 0pened its doors this February to thousands of registered global play professionals to explore a record-breaking 422,000+ net square feet of exhibit space filled with hundreds of thousands of toys, games and youth entertainment products. Countless amazing new product was an display allowing everyone to get a glimpse of what to expect to see on [more]
Feb 24, 2015
Toy Design Blog
BlogHeaderImage-01  The Toy Design Department had a fun filled day directly after  the Foundation Forward event at CalMart.   Razor USA generously provided their full line of amazing scooters to test ride and enjoy, including  the Rip Rider 360 and the all-famous Crazy Cart. Rafael Bencosme, Toy Design graduate from the class of 2013 was there to talk to students [more]
Dec 12, 2014
Toy Design Blog
GoP-emailbannerThe Toy Industry Association is excited to share a new industry-wide campaign aimed at raising awareness among parents and caregivers about the critical role that toys and play have in a child’s development. Follow the link below to view video’s of kids engaging in play in creative and clever ways that will resonate with parents. Another [more]
Dec 2, 2014
Toy Design Blog
By Jordan England-Nelson, Daily Breeze Manufacturers are bringing animators, marketers and toy designers together to produce new fictional universes optimized for commercialization and ready for global broadcast over the Internet. Modern toy companies want to engage their audiences with a single story told across multiple platforms with the help of digital technology, a concept known [more]
Nov 24, 2014
Toy Design Blog
HalloweenLogo-01This Halloween the Toy Design Department had each of their studios come together to celebrate by showcasing their amazing costumes and enjoying some tasty pizza. Check out all of the creative costumes that haunted the toy department on Halloween!
Nov 6, 2014
Toy Design Blog
Flyer-2-SizedStacey McBride-Irby recently visited Otis Toy Design department and presented her multicultural doll line. Follow the link to check out all the details in regards to Stacy’s The One World Doll Project. http://oneworlddolls.com/   [See image gallery at blogs.otis.edu]
Nov 6, 2014
Toy Design Blog
uglydoll_logoThis semester our Toy Design Department had a visit from David Horvath, creator of the famous Ugly Doll brand. He told the students how it all began and was introduced in 2001. David and co-creator Sun-Min-Kim were art students together and were separated when she had to move away when her student visa expired. David [more]
Apr 3, 2014
Toy Design Blog
Lego- DenmarkHoward Hyejun Sung, Toy Design graduate of 2011 has been working since his graduation as a Designer for LEGO in Denmark. Last summer he stopped by the Toy Design office when he came back to LA, and he visited with the Summer of Art Toy design class.  Here he is in a photo at his [more]