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  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event
    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.
    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.
    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.


Past Fashion Design Mentors


Mary Jo Bruno
Disney Consumer Products
EleVen by Venus Williams
Halston with the Humane Society
Bob Mackie
Claire Pettibone (’89)
Heather Brown ('04) with Urban Outfitters
Cynthia Vincent ('88)
Western Costume with Betsy Heimann
Christopher WIcks


Armani Exchange
Bleu/Rod Beattie ('86)
Red Carter
Cirque de Soleil
Ame Austin Max ('95) for Max Studio
David Meister
Morgane Le Fay
Todd Oldham


Bleu/Rod Beattie ('86)
Bob Mackie
Cynthia Rowley
Forever 21
Juicy Couture
Kaufman Franco
Ame Austin Max ('95) with Max Studio
Old Navy
Steve McSween ('94) with Sean Jean


Todd Magill for Anthropologie
Patricia Marquis for Cosabella
John Cherpas for Hurley
Lilly Pulitzer
Robin Piccone with JonMikel Rodriguez for O'Neill
Todd Oldham
Trina Turk with ExtraLife LYCRA®
Michael Maccari for Armani Exchange
Isabel Toledo with Patagonia
Koi Suwannagate
Robert Rodgiguez
Tadashi Shoji for Tadashi


Natalie Chanin for Alabama Chanin
Scott Sternberg, Band of Outsiders
Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka
Monique Lhuillier
Liliana Casabal for Morgane le Fay
Max Azria for BCBG MaxAzria
Fawn Arthur for Ed Hardy Swimwear
Patricia Marquis for Cosabella
Todd Oldham
Rod Beattie ('86) for La Blanca
David Meister
Catherine Redmond ('02) for Hurley


Johnson Hartig of Libertine
John Varvatos for Converse
Monique Lhuillier
Trina Turk
Leon Max
Ivy Ross for Disney Store
Abercrombie & Fitch
Rod Beattie (’86) for La Blanca
L.Koplin/J. Rodolfo for Tommy Bahama
Marcus Brown for Nordstrom
Roger Wyett/Todd Van Horne/Devon Burt for Nike
Melanie Owen for Roxy


Allen Hsu (’02) and Susan Lee for Armani Exchange
BCBG MaxAzria
Project Alabama
Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein
Behnaz Sarafpour
Bob Mackie
Red Carter (’92)
Rod Beattie (’86) for La Blanca
Julie Ann Silverman (’95) for Betsy Johnson
Christopher Enuke (’84) for Oligo Tissew
Wanda Weller (’88) for Patagonia
Juicy Couture


Abercrombie & Fitch
Dominique Lemieux for Cirque Du Soleil
Isabel Toledo
Andrew Dibben for James Perse
John Varvatos
Rod Beattie (’86) for La Blanca
Lloyd Klein
Liliana Casabal for Morgane Le Fay
Nicole Miller
Barbara Sumner/Scott Williams (’90) for NIKE
Gareth Morris/Kathy Kalligas for PacSun
Doreen Brennan for Speedo-Axcelerate
Trina Turk
Summer Rapp for Volcom
Yeohlee Teng for Yeohlee


Mentors 1982 - 2009 (PDF)