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Ruth Weerasinghe | Finalist at Redress Design Awards

Ruth Weerasinghe | Finalist at Redress Design Awards

Source: Daily Mirror Life  Flying the flag for Sri Lankan design, Ruth Weerasinghe has earned a place in the finals of the Redress Design Award based in Hong Kong. Formerly known as the EcoChic Design Award, this is the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. Organised by Redress, the competition works to educate emerging fashion designers around the world about sustainable design theories and techniques in order to drive growth towards a circular fashion system. By putting sustainable design talent in the global spotlight, the competition creates a unique platform for passionate and talented fashion game-changers to transform the global...

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The Field Guide for Surviving Third Year

The Field Guide for Surviving Third Year

At AOD, we believe that by their third year, all students are equipped with the knowledge and the tools to create their Final Major Project efficiently and effectively.  Students are able to remember up to First Year (in some cases, Foundation or Portfolio level) and use the vast knowledge they have been given with expertise. Compared to the other years, where a student is just learning the ropes of design, Third Year feels like a walk in the park… … yeah, if that park was located in hell and you have to go through Dante’s nine circles. Contrary to popular...

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What is Time Management Anyway?

What is Time Management Anyway?

You hear these two words from the first day at college; Time Management. It sounds too abstract and too much like a buzzword thrown about. How many of us know exactly what it means?  The definition of time management is something in the lines of using one’s time effectively or productively to get the maximum output. So, how does it apply to you, the crazed design student? For one thing, you are all working against a deadline. Every year, every semester, every week, every day... you are trying to finish all your sketchings, drawings, research, prototypes, sewing, models, rendering… and...

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How to Work with Photographers

How to Work with Photographers

All of our degrees require you to have a bit of experience photographing. However, there are times when you need the help of a professional photographer. Whether it’s to do a shoot for your content or photograph the final collection, you’ll need someone who knows what they’re doing - unless you actually do.  Figure out what kind of photographer you need. It’s like picking an illustrator. What do you need? Portraits? Landscapes? Fashion? Architecture? Aerial? Action? Macro? Abstract? Beauty? There are many. Choose what you want. Go through their portfolios. Don’t single out one photographer from a category; photographers are...

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Get to know your lecturer – Azmah Nihar, Visiting Lecturer, Visual Communication

Get to know your lecturer – Azmah Nihar, Visiting Lecturer, Visual Communication

I'm a visual communications designer with a passion for a cat rescue. (She’s also the brains behind Kindred! @kindredcmb) Who is your hero, and why?  I don't have one hero. I take inspiration from a lot of women around me.  My mother is a massive source of inspiration because of her resilience. Manal, an amazing children's book author and speech therapist - who is also my support system and Pushpi - whose passion is a huge source of inspiration.  If you could live anywhere else, where and why?  Even though this country has so many issues, I don't think I can live anywhere else....

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Getting to know Amaisha Perera, and the Young Creatives Club

Getting to know Amaisha Perera, and the Young Creatives Club

For anyone getting to know AOD, one of the first people you’d see is Amaisha Perera. Whether you’ve dropped by AOD to check out what we offer, attended one of our events, or if you are a part of the Young Creatives Club, Amaisha will be there to take you through what we do and what we can offer you. Being the youngest member of the AOD team, she has a deeper understanding of the potential students and the community the new generations are living in. Most of Amaisha’s work takes her between Kandy and Colombo organising AOD Open Days,...

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