Design Week 2016 - Game On!

Design Week 2016 - GAME ON!

June 12 – 17, 2016

Each summer, the Graduate Graphic Design program begins with Design Week, a one-week intensive that exposes students to internationally recognized visiting artists who exemplify alternative practices. Design Week is a unique, core component of the limited-residency MFA program. This year’s visiting artists are representing design from Copenhagen, Paris, Miami, Amsterdam, and Buenos Aires. 


At the end of the day on June 12th, there is a special public lecture, featuring designers from all participating Design Week 2016 studios. 


Starting the week’s workshops will be “The Design Game,” a day-long site-specific game introducing students to graphic design and architecture as it is practiced in design-centric cities. Directed by Dutch graphic designer, Petr van Blokland, this will be an exercise in collaboration, design processes, problem-solving and client relations. 

Participating Studios

All the Way to Paris, Copenhagen

All the Way to Paris image


Martin Huberman of Estudio Normal + Ariel Di Lisio of Twentyfive, Buenos Aires

twentyfive profile image


S.Y.N.D.I.C.A.T., Paris

SYNDICAT profile image


Marijke Cobbenhagen + Nuankhanit Phromchanya, Amsterdam

Cobbenhagen Phromchanya Profile image


Drawswords, Amsterdam

Drawswords profile image


Silas Munro, Miami

Silas Munro Profile


This program is supported by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.


Workshops and Partners

Following Design Week, weekly 3-day workshops will be led by a variety of faculty including visiting artist Janna UlrichEach workshop team will work with a Los Angeles-based organization that serves to make a difference in small and large communities.  Workshops will run Monday–Friday, with six teams of students from participating schools (Otis, Sint Lucas - Gent, Sint Lucas - Antwerp, UCLA and Cal Arts), visiting artists, and faculty. 

Partner Organizations

LA Commons
Visiting artist: All the Way to Paris, Copenhagen
Otis faculty liaison: Benjamin Woodlock


Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
Visiting Artists: Martin Huberman + Ariel Di Lisio, Buenos Aires
Otis faculty liaison: Iris Anna Regn


Santa Monica Mountains
Visiting Artist: S.Y.N.D.I.C.A.T., Paris
Otis faculty liaison: Riah Buchanon

Access Books
Visiting Artists: Marijke Cobbenhagen + Nuankhanit (Belle) Phromchanya, Amsterdam
Otis faculty liaison: Chris Svensson

Venice Community Housing: TLC
Visiting Artist: Drawswords, Amsterdam
Otis faculty liaison: Julie Cho

Spirit Awakening 
Visiting Artist: N. Silas Munro, Miami
Otis faculty liaison: Todd Erlandson + Sherry Hoffman

June 12, 2016
June 17, 2016
Special Event
Design Week 2016 - Game On!
June 12, 2016 -
June 17, 2016
2016-06-12 00:00 2016-06-17 23:45
Special Event
Design Week 2016 - Game On!
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045