Enoch Davis received his M.F.A. in 3D Animation from Academy of Art University and a B.A. in Studio Art from Vassar College. Mr. Davis launched his career in animation by assembling a team of artists and completing a 3D animated short which toured the country and won an award at every film festival where it was screened. After 12 years as a designer, animator, and instructor at U.C. Berkeley Extension, Mr. Davis moved to LA to work with Digital Domain in 2013. While at DD, he worked on the VFX for tentpole productions from Marvel, Disney, and Fox. He has since worked on the staff of many of LA’s top visual effects studios on numerous blockbuster films, hit tv shows, and commercials while continuing to freelance in 2D and 3D design and animation. He is also the recipient of several national and regional awards for design and animation.
Stacia Muse weaves her wide range of talents in creative industries of Fashion, Interior Design, and Entertainment, while sharing her knowledge through the art of teaching. Ms. Muse developed her love for costume, fashion, music, and art at a formative age in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. She began her formal training at Otis College of Art and Design in 1998, graduating with a B.F.A. in Fashion Design. She has worked with BCBG, Tommy Hilfiger, Quicksilver, Roxy, Maxstudio, Black Flys, Kathy Valentine, Chloe Sevigny, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and most recently, Jason Bolden’s Summer of Style program at Otis. Stacia runs a sustainable driven clothing label, ecomuses, in efforts to promote the Circular Fashion movement.
Stacia is a Certified Interior Designer (CCIDC) with many years of experience in designing hotels, spas, restaurants, retail spaces, a perfumery, and a wide range of home styles. She has worked in the entertainment industry as a stylist, costume Designer, production designer & art director. Some of her most recognized projects are Art Director for the TV series Portlandia, Stylist (through Maxstudio) for the TV series Sex in The City, and Production Designer for Adidas, Coca-Cola, and Gatorade commercials, to name a few. In addition, Ms. Muse has been an environmental activist and contributing designer in the Greater Los Angeles community for over 20 years.
Louisa McHugh studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Cinematography in 2005. After a short stint in the film industry, Louisa decided to return to her roots as a painter. She first began exhibiting her work with Galleria Mijiares in downtown Los Angeles and soon was gaining recognition with International Awards from various watercolor societies. Louisa is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and her works have been displayed in collections both public and private around the world.
Emma Sher is an Los Angeles-based ceramic artist with a B.A. from UCLA in World Arts & Cultures, with focuses in ceramics and curatorial studies. Emma has taught at various community ceramics studios in LA for the past three years. She is a recent resident artist of High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, CA. Emma’s current objective in her practice comes from a curiosity about the meditative process of creating and how that can be translated into a viewer’s experience of an object. Creating kinetic work that emits light has been a framework to materialize these ideas.
Patrick Miller’s work has been exhibited at Estation Tijuana (Tijuana, Mexico), Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Ghetto Gloss (L.A.), and Class: C (various locations). Mr. Miller is also an accomplished Performance Artist whose work has been presented at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Wignall Museum (Rancho Cucamonga), Orange County Museum of Art (Costa Mesa), Venice Graffiti Walls (Venice, CA), Lady Fest (L.A. and San Diego), Russell Space (La Jolla), The Smell (L.A.), and KSDT Radio (Online). Mr. Miller received his B.F.A. in Photography from Otis College of Art and Design.
Teri Suzanne is a dual language art education specialist with an M.A. in Multi-Cultural Education, University of San Francisco; B.A. in Fine Arts, UCLA and Bilingual Specialist Instruction Credential, USF. After a 35 year residency in Tokyo, Japan as a multi-media edutainment producer, author, illustrator, and cut-paper artist, Teri now works and resides in LA. Her cut paper art/fIne motor/literacy system was showcased on year-long children’s television programs, on stage, and in workshops for children, parents, and educators throughout Asia and in California. Her “Alphabet City Cuts,” including a fine motor/literacy scissors program and alphabet songs, are copyrighted by the Library of Congress. Of Teri's 10 publications, her 3 book series, "Teri’s Magic Scissors," was awarded placement in nationwide libraries throughout Japan. For Ventura County's Children's Celebration of Art program, Teri taught Kirigami in over 150 schools. At Otis College, Teri teaches Kirigami and art and design topics to adults, parents and children, and leads Professional Development programs for educators. She is in her second year of spearheading a special art program sponsored by Otis for TK-5th grade elementary school students.
Tony is a Big Kid. He has been working with children since he was a summer camp counselor at age 18 and continued every summer throughout his college years. Because of his natural rapport with children, he returned to school to get a master’s degree in Art Education. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Tony returned to the educational field at Kidspace Children's Museum where he quickly rose the ranks to become one of their essential Lead Educators. Tony has also taught after-school programs for ReDiscover, Critter Squad, Little Yellow House Art and Mad Science of LA. Tony has also been an Outreach Instructor at Discovery Cube Science Center and a Youth Education Instructor at the LA Arboretum. Tony is currently the resident Teaching Artist at the Enchanted Castle Montessori Schools in Pasadena and San Remo. Tony has two graphic novels in the Space Platypus series available on Amazon for Kindle.
Angela Alcerro is a Los Angeles-based consultant and educator with an expertise in toy design. As a staff illustrator and manager of the Digital Effects department at Mattel, Ms. Alcerro worked on iconic brands such as Barbie, Disney Princess, Hot Wheels, and He-man. At Lakeshore, she partnered with seasoned educators to design immersive learning experiences aligned with regional standards. Five years ago she founded a consulting business specializing in toys and international education for ages 5 to adult for Mattel, Hand2Mind, Moose Toys, SpinMaster Toys, Charisma Brands, LA Galaxy and clients throughout the US, Asia, the Middle East, and Canada.
Since 2010, Ms. Alcerro has taught in Otis College’s Toy Design and Liberal Studies departments where she was a faculty grant recipient (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022). Ms. Alcerro holds a B.A. in Spanish from UCLA; M.A. in Media Arts and Design from Antioch University, McGregor; M.A. in Teaching, TESOL, University of Southern California; and studied Graphic Design at Art Center . She is in her first year as a doctoral student at USC.