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Bustler: AIA Los Angeles Announces Winners of the 2x8 Student Competition

Winners of the 2x8 Exhibit Design Competition, a student awards program by the AIA Los Angeles chapter, have been announced with Sally Park 's "Collage City" taking first place. 2x8 is a competition, exhibition, and scholarship fund for architecture students at institutions of higher education throughout California. Academic institutions select two projects by student teams, which is then considered by a jury of architects and designers.

Digital Media Team Wins Third at Disney Imagineering Competition

Engineering with imagination. This simple concept has propelled Disney's many theme parks and perfectly encapsulates the synthesized relationship between design and technology. Imagineering is now a full-fledged field in its own right, one that continues to grow and has need of emerging talent. 

Graphic Design USA's Students to Watch in 2018: Janis Ahn and Jacob Witt

Graphic Design USA's "Students to Watch in 2018," list has just been released and features two Otis College seniors. Designers Janis Ahn ('18 Communication Arts) and Jacob Witt ('18 Communications Arts) were chosen among students from leading design programs all around the country. Learn more about Janis and Jacob in their GDUSA interviews below.

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Victor Yates ('14 MFA Writing) Receives Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers

Victor Yates ('14 MFA Writing) has been awarded the 2017 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. Last year, his novel A Love Like Blood won the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction. "He is a necessary voice and advocate for the voiceless and underrepresented in the LGBTQ community," said the judges.

Lila Reynolds Awarded the Inaugural David Yurman Young Artist Prize

With a striking yet minimal ceramics piece, Lila Reynolds ('17 Product Design) has received the inaugural David Yurman Young Artist Prize for 2017. Lila will receive $20,000 in scholarship funds and will have her sculpture displayed in David Yurman boutiques in the Fall. In addition, Otis College of Art and Design will also receive a Master Class with David Yurman himself.

Tutorial on Information Literacy Receives Award

Sue Maberry, Senior Director of Library and Learning Centers, was recently recognized alongside fellow co-creators of the Lynda.com tutorial, Information Literacy with Elsa Loftis.

Alumna Dawn Marshall is First Winner of JazWings Toy Design Incubator

Dawn Marshall’s ('16 Toy Design) idea, Funky Fros, could now be made a reality by Jazwares.

JazWings, the idea incubator platform within Jazwares, has detailed the winner of the first JazWings Student Programme.

The programme saw toy design students from the Otis College of Art and Design submit ideas that could then be brought to life by Jazwares.

Alumnus Kerry James Marshall Receives 2016 Rosenberger Medal

The University of Chicago has announced that artist Kerry James Marshall was the recipient of its 2016 Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal for outstanding achievement in the creative and performing arts. Established in 1917, the Rosenberger Medal is an annual award given to a nominee who is recognized for achievements that benefit humanity.

In Conversation with Author and Alumnus Victor Yates

Graduate Writing alumnus Victor Yates' ('14 MFA) debut novel, A Love Like Blood recently received the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction. An author and educator, here Yates describes how he first got into writing and some of the challenges along the way.  

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Alumnus Victor Yates Wins Lambda Award for Debut LGBT Fiction

Graduate Writing alumnus Victor Yates' ('14 MFA) debut novel has received the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction. The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world, a full list of winners may be found