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AOD Commences Powerful Fashion Business Progaramme to Create Industry-Ready Fashion Brand Experts

AOD Commences Powerful Fashion Business Progaramme to Create Industry-Ready Fashion Brand Experts

  ‘Design’ is no longer a stranger to Sri Lanka’s major industries; In fact, design is currently becoming the most talked-about movement in the business world owing to the unique value addition that it brings about. At the forefront of this movement is Sri Lanka’s largest revenue generator- the apparel industry that has embraced design into its process to gain outstanding results today. Parallel to this, Sri Lanka’s own fashion industry comprised of retail businesses and individual designer brands is growing fast with the income of design talent and the demands of an increasing market. All in all, as Sri...

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AOD Study Tours Overseas Takes Students to Explore the Asian Design Hubs Hong-Kong and Singapore

AOD Study Tours Overseas Takes Students to Explore the Asian Design Hubs Hong-Kong and Singapore

An integral part of educating a designer is creating a well-rounded professional with a good pulse of local industry standards and heritage as well as the design culture and movements all over the world. Driven by a powerful partnership with the UK’s Northumbria University, AOD’s education model strives to create this well-rounded design professional through its award-winning British curriculum, local industry collaborations and opportunities to get real international exposure through global competitions, awards and study tours overseas. Today, this all-encompassing approach to education has set the AOD designer apart as the most coveted design professionals in the country. As part...

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AOD Motion Graphics & Animation Student Poornima Meegammana’s Talent Recognised on BBC

AOD Motion Graphics & Animation Student Poornima Meegammana’s Talent Recognised on BBC

Poornima is a twenty-two year old young designer from Kandy. She is currently reading for her Northumbria University UK Animation Design degree through AOD. Schooled at the Pushpadana Girls College Kandy, Poornima recently got a rare recognition for a Sri Lankan designer by getting featured on the legendary media house BBC online. To mark International Women's Day, women from 11 countries who are using technology to make a difference were documented on BBC. Poornima was among these women. Her work uses animation as a medium to create awareness and empathy for women, with a special focus on online harassment and bullying....

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Interview / AOD Principal, British Designer Karen MacLeod

Interview / AOD Principal, British Designer Karen MacLeod

Sri Lanka is famous for Ceylon Tea, tourism, gems and perhaps, of late, apparel. Stemming to add value to the latter but with wide benefits to other sectors too, is design – a skill in high demand by all top industries today. A top UK qualified professional in the field of design with over 25 years in the design industry in Europe and currently heading AOD in Colombo, Karen Macleod strongly believes that given the inherent skills of the people, Sri Lanka in the future will have a new value addition which will contribute to the national economy – the...

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