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AOD students soon to move to the Colombo Innovation Tower for an education experience at the heart of an innovation led, tech driven ecosystem

AOD students soon to move to the Colombo Innovation Tower for an education experience at the heart of an innovation led, tech driven ecosystem

The idea of education is about to take a radically new turn with AOD this year. Disrupting the norms of operation seen in traditional education in a big way, AOD has announced that it will be part of a business catalyst space; Not just any catalyst space, but South Asia’s latest business, design and tech tri-factor ecosystem—Colombo Innovation Tower (CIT). AOD was among the leading contributors of the space that were recently revealed by the CIT. Among the trailblazers of this ecosystem, AOD took a central significance as the space’s heart for design thinking, new ideas and creative talent, exposing...

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Painting the World onto Fabric – Tharshana Wijesinghe AOD Graduate and Fashion Designer

Painting the World onto Fabric – Tharshana Wijesinghe AOD Graduate and Fashion Designer

‘I’ve always had a passion for art since a very early age. While I loved to draw, I was also fascinated with the idea of “wearable art” and how I could connect design with people. I wanted to see people actually wearing my designs. While I love canvas painting, I didn’t want to limit myself to it, I wanted to see people wearing my design and bringing it to life, giving it motion.’ - Tharshana Wijesinghe Tharshana Wijesinghe is a name synonymous with intricate hand drawn designs etched on to fabric, paper, and even as body paint. Working as a...

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Graduate to Art Director – Jonathan Joseph

Graduate to Art Director – Jonathan Joseph

Jonathan Joseph, is a recent graduate from the Academy of Design with a degree in Visual Communication Design graduating with the 2018 batch. He has taken the industry into his own hands and has begun his own company, Context Studio, along with three others. It has grown in the months since its inception to having companies the likes of Uber, CFW, Mercedes, and Jezza as clientele. He runs the art department as the art director responsible for every piece of design that leaves Context Studios. We caught up with Jonathan to talk about his company, and his first step into the...

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Third Year Update!

Third Year Update!

Kavishna Kuruwitage is a Final Year student at the Academy of Design studying Fashion Design and Textile. Wanting to be a fashion designer since the age of 13, her childhood was filled with sketches of dresses in various forms. After joining AOD, she has polished her skills with the help of the experienced lecturers and the multitude of resources available, and is working on her final collection. We had a quick catch up with her 4 months into the final year to see how the final year is going... ‘Third Year is really stressful, and all about time management. It...

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