Otis College of Art and Design logo
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
    Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
    For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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


Peer Mentor Program

Meet the Peer Mentors

The Peer Mentor program is a student leadership program in it's third year at Otis. Upper classmen students commit themselves to helping new students experience a successful transition into the Otis community. Peer Mentors serve as role models by promoting the Otis mission through leadership skills, and diverse talents

Each new student entering Otis in the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 should select a Peer Mentor that he/she feels will be the best match to be your guide for the coming academic year.


Gabby Rios

Gabby Rios, Graphic Design, minor in Art History and Advertising

I am in my junior year at Otis, and know the struggles of adapting to a new school, new roommates, new friends, and a new city. As a peer mentor, I am excited to be a friendly, familiar face to first year students, listening and helping them along the way. I love to mess around with Photoshop/Illustrator tutorials, drawing and painting, cooking, yoga, and am available to answer any of your questions.


Hongyu Zhou

Hongyu Zhou, Digital Media

I became a peer mentor in order to help other students engage with more school activities while providing support and information related to their major especially digital media students. My interests and hobbies include travel, video games, music, and movies.


Megan Reed

Megan Reed, Fine Arts

I am in the junior year of my major focusing on painting. My goal as a peer mentor is to make new students at Otis feel loved, comfortable, accepted, and free! I have a huge love and passion for people, and want them to feel appreciated and not forgotten, and help them understand they are necessary. I'm happy to be a part of the peer mentor program!


Hind Abdulmajeed

Hind Abdulmajeed, Product Design

I am excited to be a peer mentor this year! My foundation year mentors were a great help to me, and inspired me to become one myself. I love meeting people and talking about literally ANYTHING! So if you are in need of anything grab me, or any of the amazing peer mentors and chat with us!


Dakota Higgins

Dakota Higgins, Fine Arts, Sculpture/New Genres, Junior

I'm excited to help first-year students. I'm on campus all of the time and hope my presence and energy will help facilitate a warm, friendly environment ideal for productivity and learning. If you have any questions about school, music, life, etc. I'll be more than happy to answer them! Also, I really enjoy playing the guitar, so if you're looking for someone to jam with, I'm your guy.


Cierra Smith

Cierra Smith, Digital Media, Animation

As a Peer Mentor, I hope to make our new and incoming Otis family feel welcomed, as well as point students in the right direction for anything they need. I want everyone to have a good year! I like sports, working out, cooking, and baking! If you have any questions, want to talk, or just want a homemade cake-pop, don't hesitate to flag me down! :)


Dawn Marshall

Dawn Marshall, Toy Design

I'm a senior in Toy Design. This will be my third year as a Peer Mentor so with my experience I know I'm qualified to help. I love meeting new people and striking up conversations so feel free to talk or say hello when you see me around campus! I also love crocheting, cooking, and hanging out at the beach in my spare time. I'm very committed to helping students so please don't hesitate to contact me!


Daveion Thompson

Daveion Thompson, Digital Media

I became interested in being a peer mentor because I have a huge passion for helping people. I know first hand how hard it can be to come to a new place where you quite possibly might spend the next four years of your life. Honestly, I just want to help make that transition as smooth as possible.