Otis Product Design Cups “Runneth Over” at the Huntington Library

Ten teams of Otis Product Design Sophomores presented their Huntington Library Garden Inspired Cups to large audience that included Jim Folsom, (Marge and Sherm Telleen Director of the Botanical Garden,) a staff of botanists, cultural curators, Gift [more]

Melanie Abrantes: Transforming Wood and Cork into a One-Woman Business

After graduating from the Product Design program, alumna Melanie Abrantes (‘12) worked as a graphic designer, but she says she would dream about lathing, a form of woodturning that creates an object on an axis. So when a woodshop opened near her home [more]

The Power of Bicycles

Product designers are at a CrossCampus LA presentation, tonight by David Zimberoff of SRAM / RKS Sessions. This future workspace is cool -- combining entrepreneurial work environments and SHARE space. Wine, Cheese and big bike ideas like smart bikes [more]

Alum Melanie Abrantes’ Woodwork in the San Francisco Chronicle

Melanie Abrantes Pairs Woodwork with Cork By Sophia Markoulakis Oakland woodworker Melanie Abrantes is determined to disrupt the notion that wood is rough, linear and unforgiving. “When I studied product design at Otis, we were exposed to [more]

Transformation: Student to Professional

Mandy Lei Tonyan

Senior Mandy Lei Tonyan had one clear goal for her last year at Otis College - secure a job after graduation. She reached her goal ahead of schedule, getting hired as a full-time sock designer for Adidas in late 2014, a full semester before her [more]

Connecting to a New Creative Community

                Integrated Design Studio III joins forces with artists from The UCPLA (United Cerebral Palsy Los Angeles) Washington Reid Gallery and adjoining Washington Place Adult Day [more]