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Design Fair 2017
Otis College's MFA Graphic Design Program Hosts International Designers for Public Design Fair on July 9

The annual Design Week for the MFA Graphic Design program at Otis College of Art and Design will launch with a public Design Fair on July 9, 2017, from 12-6pm. The fair will feature lectures by visiting international designers from 12-1:45pm followed by a book fair from 2-6pm. 

Visiting Designers Lectures:

Design Week is a series of workshops that pair incoming and current Otis College MFA students with internationally recognized visiting designers who exemplify alternative practices. In teams, the students and designers partner with Los Angeles-based community organizations, offering solutions to their real-world design needs. 

The 2017 workshops will be lead by internationally recognized designers Luna Maurer of MonikerJames McKinnon along with Santiago Piedrafita, and design studio Antlant from Copenhagen. The public is invited to the final critique on July 14, from 4-6pm.

The new Designer-in-Residence program will launch at the Design Fair and overlap with Design Week, as nine studios will relocate and work at Otis College with a focus on self-generated projects, taking advantage of the campus facilities and culture, and engaging the MFA students. The public is invited to a studio walk-through and reception for the Designer-in-Residence program on July 21, 6-7:30pm.

Designer-in-Residence Participating Studios:

Senior Residents

Junior Residents

Also new this year, Yasmin Khan and Jessica Wexler of Workshop Project in collaboration with Anja Groten of Hackers and Designers will host FREE: A Design Educators Workshop at Otis College. An international group of 20 educators representing a wide range of institutions will convene on campus to explore the radical potential of the artifacts and platforms of design education as spaces for new forms of critical writing making and discourse. A public presentation of the workshop outcomes will be held on July 23 at 12pm.

The MFA Graphic Design summer session at Otis College is supported in part by The Consulate General of the Netherlands.

Dutch Culture USA


For additional information about the MFA Graphic Design program, contact the department at (310) 665-6840 or visit