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Hashantha Hemachandra

Reanna wins the Sri Lankan heat of SDC Competition!

Reanna wins the Sri Lankan heat of SDC Competition!

The International Design Competition is SDC’s annual flagship competition, engaging with hundreds of students, universities and designers globally. The competition helps the entrants develop their understanding of colour and the challenges around sustainability in the textile supply chain. The theme for 2019 is ‘colour and nature’. Colour is crucial in the animal kingdom, providing a range of signals. Animals use it to camouflage themselves from danger, to warn predators they are poisonous and to attract a mate. Biomimicry creates solutions to challenges by emulating the ideas found in nature. Nature has huge potential to provide us with solutions for more...

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Sri Lanka's Design Trailblazer, Founder of AOD Linda Speldewinde featured on ELLE Denmark, highlighting Sri Lanka as Asia's New Sustainable Influencer

Sri Lanka's Design Trailblazer, Founder of AOD Linda Speldewinde featured on ELLE Denmark, highlighting Sri Lanka as Asia's New Sustainable Influencer

“It has been important for us to ensure that there is a platform for the designers we educate and to get the local craftsmen to go hand in hand with our designers" says Linda Speldewinde Founder of AOD, bridging the gap between local heritage and international standard quality design education with her unique design Eco System in Sri Lanka.  Developing Sri Lanka as a sustainable influencer To understand what is happening in Sri Lanka right now, you have to know Linda Speldewinde. The power woman, who spotted the potential of the island's local craftsmanship and at the same time saw an...

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Archstrast: AOD | School of Design presents Iconic World Architecture in Colombo

Archstrast: AOD | School of Design presents Iconic World Architecture in Colombo

Highlighting links between design and innovative applications of architectural technology Latest exhibition by AOD’s School of Design celebrates the most iconic elements of global architecture through abstract representations that highlight their distinct design and technological elements. With Archstrast, AOD School of Design aimed to demonstrate the link between innovating built environment and enhancing how we experience life within spaces. The idea is to inspire new conversations within the local design and business communities, on the importance of architectural innovation and how it impacts human cultures through world renowned examples. Archstrast exhibition also corresponded to AOD’s pioneering new vision to converge...

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Hashantha Hemachandra

Tehani to represent Sri Lanka at Spikes Creative Academy!

Tehani to represent Sri Lanka at Spikes Creative Academy!

Tehani Walpola, a third year Graphic Design Student at AOD, will be representing Sri Lanka at the Spikes Creative Academy in Singapore this September.  The Creative Academy picks 15 students from the Asia Pacific region to attend a three-day series of tailor-made sessions conducted by industry experts as well as carefully selected seminars from the main festival agenda.   Tehani will have the opportunity to interact and to learn from the most inspiring and experienced figures in the industry. She will also be able to experience the amazing creative work done in the region this year, and to mingle with...

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Hashantha Hemachandra

Peek at Archstract – AOD’s First Year Interior Design Student Exhibition

Peek at Archstract – AOD’s First Year Interior Design Student Exhibition

The first-year students of AOD’s Interior Design programme showcased their work at an exclusive exhibition at the British Council at the end of July. The work was showcased under the theme abstract interpretation of iconic architecture buildings around the world. While showcasing the work, the students entertained the visitors with giant puzzles, string art, food and drinks, and a wall of fame with students hanging their funniest pictures with their Instagram IDs.

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Humanising communication between brands and people through Graphic Design

Humanising communication between brands and people through Graphic Design

AOD graduate Chani Perera behind Riot House Studio talks branding, creative education and where design and science should intersect to open up bigger and better possibilities for the world “At a time designations and career descriptions are becoming more imaginative than ever before, I still like to call myself a graphic designer,” says Chani, opening up the conversation. Although this incredibly talented designer likes to keep her professional definition as simple as possible, Chani’s portfolio demonstrates a much more complex breadth of work that uses a multitude of skills from creativity, critical problem solving, to strategic thinking. Her studio Riot...

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