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Design reaches new heights with AOD in Kandy

Design reaches new heights with AOD in Kandy

AOD, which offers Design Degrees from Northumbria University, UK will be opening the doors to their dedicated design education centre in Kandy, offering a pathway programme to globally-recognized design degree qualifications. Why does Sri Lanka need Design? We live during an age when creative thinking is as important as literacy or digital savviness to make it in the business world. This has made it incredibly important to make design education accessible to young people all over Sri Lanka. Design—the professional practice where creativity and commercial relevance converge, has been steadily climbing the job rankings, becoming one of the most in-demand...

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AOD leads ‘Innovation Island’ for Sri Lanka

AOD leads ‘Innovation Island’ for Sri Lanka

With leaders in apparel, automobile, hospitality and tourism industries collaborating with AOD, Lankan creative industries send out powerful global message at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Sri Lanka Design Festival Sri Lanka is presenting a fantastic business proposition to the world. This comes from a new economy built on creativity, where our culture and homegrown talent are exported to the content-hungry markets all over the world. It’s coming from a powerful business ecosystem where human creativity, ideas, intellectual property, commerce and technology are in constant interplay. And, at the heart of this proposition is AOD—Sri Lanka’s most influential creative force. Consolidating...

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AOD Graduate and Lecturer, Chani Perera; influencing the new generation of Visual Communication Designers

AOD Graduate and Lecturer, Chani Perera; influencing the new generation of Visual Communication Designers

Perhaps more than any other designer, Chani Perera is a testament to the Visual Communication Design curriculum of AOD. Illustrator, Graphic Designer, company owner, and lecturer, Chani is a hub of exceptional talent and expertise. Chani Perera didn’t always want to be a designer. Her first instincts were to be a surgeon which was driven by the need to save people, making a significant contribution to society. Her father, who first recognised her skill in recognising details and replicating it, encouraged her to study biology as it involved drawing. However, after seeing an ad in the paper about AOD and...

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AOD Graduate, Fashion Entrepreneur Dinushi Pamunuwa gives a twist to traditional fashion

AOD Graduate, Fashion Entrepreneur Dinushi Pamunuwa gives a twist to traditional fashion

Meet Dinushi Pamunuwa, fashion entrepreneur and owner of Wax Raqqs, a designer brand that specializes in Batik womenswear. The beginning of Dinushi’s journey in fashion started when she was very young. Even while being a student at Mahamaya Girls’ College, Kandy, Dinushi used to love doodling and drawing. She was involved in decorating and designing costumes for school activities and was always passionate about being creatively involved. “I used to go with my father when he was conducting his consultancy programmes and during my free time I would draw sketches and draw clothes and bags and shoes on them and...

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