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Join us at Camp Navarro September 8-10 for our 2017 flagship event. Held on a serene 200 acre camp surrounded by 380,000 acres of redwood forests, rivers, mountains, and ocean, we can’t think of a better location! It is an outdoor playground only a quick drive from San Francisco, and will be the perfect place to meet new friends and enjoy all the best aspects of Northern California.
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Philip Otto

Otto Design Group
Founder
philip@ottodesigngroup.com
Growing up on the coast north of Seattle I was surrounded by the beauty of nature and an abundance of lifestyle experiments. I then had the good fortune to attend Stanford University where I studied cultural anthropology and fine art. After college I was a teacher for several years, but soon found my true calling as an architectural designer. I founded Otto Design Group in 1990 in San Francisco in order to explore the intersection between art, design, and culture.

For over 25 years, I've been working with innovative clients such as Urban Outfitters, Warby Parker, and REI. Having brought together a world-class team of architects, designers and artists, I've been able to continue to create original spaces for many of today’s leading brands worldwide. www.ottodesigngroup.com I've also been able to take my experience about place making to the civic scale and am involved with community minded developers to create relevant destinations.

I currently live in Topanga Canyon with my wife Tra, a multi-media artist, and our seven year old son, Fin, an avid swimmer and runner. My daughter Emily is 14 and and quite a promising up and coming writer and director.