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  • 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.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • 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.

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Past Fashion Design Mentors

 
2013

Billabong
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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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
Anthropologie
Catherine Redmond ('02) for Hurley

2008

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

2007

Allen Hsu (’02) and Susan Lee for Armani Exchange
BCBG MaxAzria
Project Alabama
Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein
Behnaz Sarafpour
Bob Mackie
Billabong
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

2006

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)