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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.


  • Focused on 100% Humane Products
    October 20
  • Melanie Abrantes ('12)
    Design*Sponge: Inspiring Your Inner Whittler With Melanie Abrantes’ ('12) New Book, Carve
    September 21
  • Support Independent Design and Back Alumnus Alexander Barker on Kickstarter
    July 21

Focused on 100% Humane Products

“One thing that I’ll carry with me is how supportive my fellow classmates and faculty have been in the things that I’ve wanted to do,” says Gianna Ciaramello (BFA Product Design ‘17). “Prior to coming here, I didn’t have a background in design. I actually had an interest in radiography. I have a huge interest in the human body and health. However, I decided to take a more creative route.”

Design*Sponge: Inspiring Your Inner Whittler With Melanie Abrantes’ ('12) New Book, Carve


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

Chaz Inouye: Never Stop Asking Why

Chaz Inouye ('17 Product Design) Inouye was one of six finalists in the first-ever Under Armor Design Future Show. Only selected students from various design schools were invited to participate in this unique competition. The students were selected for their design and creative capabilities and received mentoring from Under Armor designers and presented their final concepts at the Under Armor world headquarters in Baltimore. 

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.

Adam Blish: Developing Products for a Better Future

Since its founding in 1972, The Group has worked to fund scholarships for deserving students of Otis College of Art and Design. The awardees met with members of The Group and presented examples of their work at The Group's Annual Scholarship Luncheon on February 16, 2017. One student from each of the seven undergraduate disciplines is chosen for the scholarship, and each week, we'll be highlighting a different awardee as we countdown to the 2017 Commencement Ceremony.