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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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Watercolour with Sanora

Watercolour with Sanora

Sanora Rodrigo, an alumna of the Academy of Design and Northumbria University, has over 6 years of experience in the industry after she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. Beginning her career at Bates CHI & Strategic Alliance in 2012 as a consultant designer, she moved on to the publishing industry as an Art Director for Cosmopolitan, and shared her experiences and knowledge as a guest lecturer at AOD as well. She’s currently working as a freelance Art Director as well as heading the Colombo chapter of Ladies Wine and Design (Instagram: @ladieswinedesign_colombo).  Stumbling upon her immaculate watercolour...

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The Roteract Club of AOD Takes a Step Towards Public Safety

The Roteract Club of AOD Takes a Step Towards Public Safety

If you are a victim, don’t suffer in silence. SPEAK UP.If you witness sexual harassment, don’t look away. INTERVENE.If you want to make a difference, start now. BE THE CHANGE. As part of the ‘Cheer Up Luv’ initiative by the UK photographer, Eliza Hatch, the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) together with the Colombo Municipal Council, Ministry of Women and Child Affairs, and the Ministry      of Transport and Civil Aviation delivered the ‘Does She Travel Safe?’ exhibition from the 2nd of March to the 8th of March 2019 at the Colombo Town Hall Grounds. The public installation was delivered by the Rotaract Club of AOD, and our...

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AOD Graduate Theji; making positive change with Interior Design

AOD Graduate Theji; making positive change with Interior Design

A Graduate of Design Foundation and the Interior Design Degree programme at AOD, Theji Ekanayake hails from Mahamaya Girls’ College in Kandy, where AOD just opened their latest education centre. Theji’s introduction to Interior Design came about on a turn of events that she considers quite accidental. Her initial goal was to follow in her mother’s footsteps, who was a doctor who later became a lecturer at the Peradeniya Medical Faculty. ‘Life has a way of being unpredictable, so during my advanced level exam I had to stop my studies for a while, my aunt who’s an architect and knew...

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Embassy of Germany backs AOD’s International Fashion Prodigy, Amesh Wijesekera for Berlin Fashion Week

Embassy of Germany backs AOD’s International Fashion Prodigy, Amesh Wijesekera for Berlin Fashion Week

Amesh Wijesekera represents Sri Lanka at Mercedes-Benz, Berlin Fashion Week 2019, strengthening German-Sri Lankan design collaboration spearheaded by AOD and DIMO  A powerful international collaboration between Sri Lanka and Germany was initiated by AOD in the recent past through creatively fueled ventures backed by the German Embassy of Sri Lanka. As a part of this international relation and its potential to collaborate and share new opportunities with local businesses and talent, AOD’s international award-winning alumni Amesh Wijesekera has been nominated to showcase at Berlin Fashion Week in January 2019. AOD, a dynamic nucleus for design and innovation, has spearheaded many fruitful...

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