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Support Independent Design and Back Alumnus Alexander Barker on Kickstarter

"Our bags, compared to others on the market, are as much about aesthetics as they are about features. There is no bag like this out there,” says Alexander Barker ('17 Product Design), founder and CEO of Barker Bags & Accessories

Support Independent Makers This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be full of sales and big store blow-outs, but the art of gift giving requires a little more thought. For the loved ones on your list consider gifts that are designed, handcrafted, illustrated, or curated by independent makers. We've put together a few recommendations from alumni-owned businesses that offer something for everyone, from luxurious yet playful kids clothing to sustainable furniture to the perfect planter for your office. 

Otis College Announces Your Creative Future

LOS ANGELES, CA – Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce an exciting new college-to-career initiative: Your Creative Future.  This professional preparation program highlights and augments the College’s studio and liberal arts and sciences curricula to ensure that all students develop the full set of professional, business, and entrepreneurial skills needed to launch and sustain successful careers.

This initiative includes five key elements: 

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    Roxane Gay: On Ambition and Keeping Your Day Job
    June 8
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    Los Angeles Times: Painter Gajin Fujita keeps his norm-violating spirit
    June 6
  • Still image from Looking for Oum Kulthum, courtesy of Shirin Neshat
    Shirin Neshat to Kick Off Summer Programs and Residencies at Otis College
    May 11

Otis College Announces Your Creative Future

LOS ANGELES, CA – Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce an exciting new college-to-career initiative: Your Creative Future.  This professional preparation program highlights and augments the College’s studio and liberal arts and sciences curricula to ensure that all students develop the full set of professional, business, and entrepreneurial skills needed to launch and sustain successful careers.

This initiative includes five key elements: