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2021 Otis Product Design Senior Show

Pause, Pivot, Progress 

Join us for an Otis College Product Design Show on Hopin, the virtual event platform. Visit with our 2021 Product Design Graduates in their virtual booths as they share their thoughts and work against the backdrop of recent events. 

Headlines

  • Enrique Martinez Celaya portrait by Saam Gabbay
    Otis College Announces Enrique Martínez Celaya as Newest Member of the Board of Governors
    June 16
  • Elaine Goldsmith
    Otis College Honors the Legacy of Elaine Goldsmith, Who Was Instrumental in the College’s Expansion and Success
    May 24
  • Lauren Halsey
    Lauren Halsey’s Commencement Address to Otis College Graduates Inspires and Challenges
    May 21

Markus Maciel, Toy Design Instructor at Otis College, on the State of Play in the Toy Industry

Student work by Sean QuinnEven though he’s immersed in a world of make-believe, Markus Maciel (BFA Toy Design, ’01) roots his work in real-life pragmatism. As an instructor in the Toy Design Department at Otis College of Art and Design, Maciel helps students essentially re-live their childhoods as they dream up toy characters and games to successfully launch to market.

"On Prop Design" Course Gives Students the Opportunity to Make Connections with Experts, Build Their Own Props

This spring, Otis College of Art and Design juniors and seniors interested in product design had the chance to develop hands-on experience in the creation of film and theater props.

Adweek: Here’s What Designers Think of Stacy’s Pita Chips’ Special Packaging for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month kicks off today and, while the annual commemoration started in 1987, this year’s observance—coming as it does in the wake of #MeToo—is especially pressing and consequential. It follows that brands planning tie-ins to the event can expect to be under greater scrutiny than usual. So it’s a good bet that heads will turn with the unveiling of “Rising to the Occasion,” a just-announced activation from PepsiCo-owned Stacy’s Pita Chips that includes a limited-edition series of special packaging.

Where Design Meets Positive Living

“Growing up in Hawaii, I lived a very positive lifestyle and I was trying to promote that within my family and friends,” says Chaz Inouye (BFA Product Design ‘17). “I wanted to take that into designs of my own. Encouraging more positivity within the lives of my users is the main inspiration of my work.”

Gift Guide: Shop These Otis Alumni Brands

The holiday season is upon us and with that comes the sometimes stressful, mostly joyful, art of gift giving. To help you with your gift-giving list, we've found some amazing alumni-led independent brands that offer something for everyone.

For the host that has everything...

Melanie Abrantes Design

2017 Ceramic Sale

Join us on December 12  from 11am  to 7pm for the 2017 Ceramic Sale! Support emerging artists and grab some gorgeous pieces for gifts or for your own collection. 

David and Sybil Yurman to Give Special Presentation on November 7

On November 7, 2017 Otis College of Art and Design will host a rare and special presentation by world renowned designer David Yurman and his wife, Sybil. Together they launched the David Yurman company in 1980 and collaborated to create jewelry that is both a fashion statement and a work of art. The presentation will be held in the college's Forum, from 11:30am-12:30pm. 

Special Presentation: David and Sybil Yurman

World-renowned sculptor, artist, and designer David Yurman will present his work and share his insights and artistic approach to design and creation of fine jewelry. Join us in the Forum on November 7, from 11:30am - 12:30pm.

Headlines

  • Otis College Product Design Alum Amanda DaSilva
    Amanda DaSilva, Otis College Alum and Veteran, on Her Passion for Product Design
    November 8
  • production of Critical Mass Performance Group’s “Ameryka.”
    "On Prop Design" Course Gives Students the Opportunity to Make Connections with Experts, Build Their Own Props
    March 29
  • Image of Stacy's Women's History Month packaging
    Adweek: Here’s What Designers Think of Stacy’s Pita Chips’ Special Packaging for Women’s History Month
    March 13