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Design Lab

DESIGN LAB AT OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN FUNCTIONS LIKE AN INTERNSHIP AT A COMMERCIAL ART AND DESIGN STUDIO. THE LAB PROVIDES VALUABLE WORK/LIFE EXPERIENCE WHILE ENHANCING STUDENT'S PREPARATION FOR THEIR CAREERS.

HOW DESIGN LAB WORKS

Operating within the Communications and Marketing Department, under the leadership of Otis College Creative Director, Sheharazad Fleming, students have the opportunity to engage with external clients on a variety of communications and marketing projects, including those that align with our socially conscious ethos. We use the principles of design thinking to create solutions for social change and a positive impact on society.

Our structure is unique, inclusive and experiential. We are the only design studio in Los Angeles that functions through a creative collaboration between students, staff, faculty, and external client partnerships. Please contact us if you are interested in engaging with us.

"The person who makes things is a sign of hope."
- Corita Kent


WHY IT MATTERS

DESIGN LAB WILL BUILD A UNIQUE SPACE TO:

  • Provide students with access to industry
  • Provide an avenue for students to experience a remote-work culture that dovetails with their academic curriculum
  • Pursue research and learning through practice
  • Strengthen and ensure students’ access to business skills and strategies to help build their post-graduation networks
  • Become a self-sustaining, revenue generating initiative, which provides students with first-hand experience to formalized business structures

"Be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become"
-W.E.B Du Bois


WHO WE ARE

STUDENT DESIGNERS:

Brandon Davis, Illustration
Matt Horn, Illustration / Advertising
Isabel Kim, Communication Arts
Brittany Ludwig, Digital Media
Khang Nguyen, Communications Arts
CJ Sierra, Product Design
Treyvon Washington, Product Design

STAFF:

Sheharazad Fleming, Creative Director
Rebecca Todd, Graphic Designer

 

DESIGN LAB IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 SUMMER TERM. IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM, PLEASE CONTACT US WITH YOUR RESUME, PORTFOLIO AND A COVER LETTER WITH A SUMMARY OF YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND INTEREST.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE ENROLLED AS A FULL TIME STUDENT AT OTIS TO APPLY FOR A POSITION AT DESIGN LAB.

"Follow your heart. Find something that you are passionate about, and combine that with design."
-Louise Fili


ABOUT OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is the first professional school of art founded in Los Angeles. As a leading private art and design school, Otis is known and respected for its outstanding students, alumni, faculty, staff, and its collaborative and agile culture. The College has a history of creative experimentation and innovation in art and design education.