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Fresh creativity, global design minds, leading jobs for young innovators—all coming together as AOD launches Reveal 2020 virtual grad show

Fresh creativity, global design minds, leading jobs for young innovators—all coming together as AOD launches Reveal 2020 virtual grad show

AOD’s ever-popular annual graduate show ‘Reveal’ that premiers the latest talent in design, will present a virtual preview this December. Making AOD talent visible to worldwide audiences, and giving a preview to what awaits in 2021, the virtual edition of Reveal will give a taste of the physical event scheduled to take place parallel to Sri Lanka Design Festival during 15-17January. International delegates and local industry leaders attending the festival will also join in for Reveal’s virtual edition, linking AOD’s graduates to a network of employment opportunities at home and abroad, as global shifts in work methods allow businesses to...

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Upskill to meet the new future with Aod-GS

AOD Graduate Design School (Aod -GS) launched with international Masters programmes from DMU UK, complementing the most recent employability skills of a post-pandemic world, with design management, innovation, entrepreneurship, the technologically driven know-how demand in the global fashion business. Sign up now for virtual open day. As economies around the world shift to meet the needs of a completely different work reality, the most important skills that businesses are looking for have also changed significantly whilst parallel new demands require new skills that arise from the most recent complexities in health, safety, transport and business management, as companies begin to...

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The business of desire; Jason Steel takes on AOD’s Bachelor’s Degree fashion reins to nurture young talent to master the new metrics of future fashion

The business of desire; Jason Steel takes on AOD’s Bachelor’s Degree fashion reins to nurture young talent to master the new metrics of future fashion

AOD is proud to announce the appointment of internationally commissioned British designer-educator Jason Steel who chooses AOD as his next point of influence following LAU and Elie Saab tenures.  Part educator, part inhabitant of the high-fashion world, part artist, part entrepreneur, part advocate of empathy—Jason Steel is no stranger to playing the fine line between fantasy, functionality, relatability and making good business, all the while remaining in touch with what makes your life meaningful. Set to officially start his new role as the voice of fashion for AOD in 2021, Jason is looking to shape the kind of designers who...

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CAREERS OF THE NEW WORLD: CULTIVATING CREATION OUT OF CATASTROPHE

CAREERS OF THE NEW WORLD: CULTIVATING CREATION OUT OF CATASTROPHE

It’s safe to say that, in spiteful irony of the buzzword ‘2020 vision’, the events that transpired this year were some no one saw coming. Through the outbreak of the novel COVID-19, bringing with it increasing tension, fear, and unrest, it really feels like the world is (in some places, quite literally) on fire. This slew of carnage is akin to being hit on the head by a very large mirror out of nowhere. It’s shocking, it makes you reel back, it really hurts. But once you collect yourself and begin to pick up the broken pieces, staring back at...

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Get a head start in your creative Career with visual communication: the canvas for future creativity

Get a head start in your creative Career with visual communication: the canvas for future creativity

"Content creation and distribution in the current world is majority visual communication. Therefore where there is transformation, there is an essential requirement for strong visual communicators" In an idyllic world, the different skills people adopt, and the jobs they do with them, create a symbiotic network that keeps humanity moving stubbornly forward. It seems illogical to think of it this way, but if you think of time as an ocean, and humanity as an aquatic vessel, like a ship, you start to realise that all jobs fit into 3 categories. The first categories are the anchors. The jobs that make...

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LAN, FORD Foundation support AOD’s Young Creative Entrepreneurs through DFSD

LAN, FORD Foundation support AOD’s Young Creative Entrepreneurs through DFSD

DFSD (Design for Sustainable Development) - New Cohort of Impact Driven Design projects initiated providing new opportunities for AOD Students    Announcing a new collaboration under their long-standing partnership with Lanka Angel Network to develop impact driven entrepreneurs, AOD strengthens an area it sees as a core of its future for the success of its Design alumni being future proof. Through The Lankan Angel Network (LAN) landmark grant agreement signed earlier this year with the Ford Foundation to catalyze the growth of Sri Lanka’s startup ecosystem, DFSD (Design for sustainable development) Foundation in partnership with AOD got the opportunity as one of LANs...

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