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Justin Kang, April 29, 2021

Justin graduated from the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors (A/L/I) program at Otis College of Art and Design in 2011. Upon graduation, he attended and received his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California (USC). His notable accomplishments are leading the design team for an architectural installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Shanghai, China, and his role as project manager for solar net-zero homes, an initiative known as "Solar Decathlon" under the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy. He has also been a designer for an architectural research and development firm designing smart zero-energy building facade systems. Justin is a current faculty at Otis College and a co-founder and head designer for a design-build firm located in Orange County. His focus is on residential and commercial projects, but he also works with fine artists specializing in public works. He is on the board for a non-profit organization that helps children worldwide break out of the cycle of poverty by providing them with housing, education, meals, and healthcare. Currently, the project focus is on Peru by providing permanent structures for housing and education. 

Jeremiah Chiu, March 18, 2021


Jeremiah Chiu is Los Angeles-based artist, graphic designer, musician, educator, and community organizer. From 2008-16 he served as co-founder and principal of Plural, an award-winning and internationally recognized design studio based in Chicago. In addition to Plural, he has worked with Project Projects, IN-FO.CO, and was the Sr. Art Director at Compass. 


Collaborative Spaces & Experimental Broadcasting

In this 30 minute presentation/tutorial, Jeremiah Chiu—Graphic Design faculty member—will share a demonstration of Miro (a collaborative whiteboard) and OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) and its application/use in remote learning environments. This presentation is well-suited for any faculty interested in developing a robust virtual classroom and any students interested in collaborative tools and experimental broadcasts for live-streaming platforms. Bring your questions!

Sarmishta Pantham, February 18, 2021

Sarmistha Pantham is a designer and a maker based in Berlin. Sarmishta was part of the first graduating class from the MFA Graphic Design Program in 2010.

Over the past 14 years, Sarmishta has worked in fashion brand identity trend research and user experience design for brands like Levi's, eBay, Toyota, and Blinkest in India, the United States and now in Berlin, alongside her professional practice as a user experience designer.

Sarmishta runs a parallel practice named handful, a playground for exploring interdisciplinary vocabularies through the lens of craft culture and food.
Between design, writing, and photography, she can be found researching traditional Indian delicacies for her pop up dinner series Indian Standard Time.

Amanda Cachia, January 21, 2021

Amanda is an independent curator and critic from Sydney, Australia who received her PhD in art history theory and criticism from UC San Diego in 2017. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art and specifically on curatorial studies and activism, exhibition design and access de-colonizing the museum, and the politics of embodied disability language and visual culture. Currently Amanda is working on two book projects. The first is a monograph that's based on her dissertation titled In My Language Translation and Contemporary Disability Art and this book has been solicited by Duke University Press. The second book project that she is working on is an edited volume that has the same title as her presentation today called Curating Access Disability Art Activism and Creative Accommodation. 

Amanda teaches Art History, Visual Culture and Curatorial Studies at Otis, as well as at Cal Arts Cal State University. Long Beach and Cal State University San Marcos. 

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Artist Talk, December 3, 2020

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia is both an Otis alumnx and full-time faculty member in the Communication Arts department, where he teaches illustration. Prior to graduating with his MFA from Otis in 2007, Lorenzo earned a BA from UCLA in 2003. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Lorenzo's work is informed by multiple sources ranging from personal anecdotes to art, historical, theological and ethnographic motifs. Lorenzo's work is exhibited in various museums, galleries, and collections in Los Angeles and Southern California, including the Hammer museum, the La Jolla Community Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.

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