"I started with Design Foundation and then moved on to my Degree in Interior Design. I had great lecturers at AOD who worked tirelessly to bring out my true potential. What I like about AOD the most was that we were not restricted to classroom lectures. We had a lot of practical exposure where we visited creations by legendary Architects of Sri Lanka, Art Exhibitions and local and foreign Study Tours. Once completing my education at AOD I was quite confident to start working in the industry; thanks to my lecturers who sharpened my skills and built my confidence by sharing their knowledge and real life experiences."
SHENALI DE FONESEKA
Founder, Shenali de Fonseka Interior Design
"I have also been intrigued by the theoretical aspects of design and always enjoyed studying about art history, anatomy and design principles and branding at AOD. It helped broaden my 3D vocabulary and skills to industry standards. I also completed an internship during my second year at Vega Innovations the company behind Sri Lanka's first supercar. I think this experience and countless others put me in a position which really accelerated my career after graduation. "
"The beginning of my career as a design entrepreneur was because of AOD - from handling finances, advertising/ promotions, production quality maintenance, store merchandising to even etiquette in maintaining client relationships was taught to me. It was an amazing infrastructure that covered every aspects of business start-ups & I'm truly thankful for it. My most prominent achievement was to be part of the first ever Sri Lankan delegation of the prestigious London Fashion Week in 2013 - Its a milestone in my life. I never thought my brand will reach such lengths in such a short time, I'm thankful for AOD for making it happen."