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AOD welcomes visit by acclaimed Indonesian Batik Designers

AOD welcomes visit by acclaimed Indonesian Batik Designers

Contributed by Victoria Walker Faculty and fashion design students from AOD recently had the opportunity to participate in workshops run by some of the best modern proponents of fine hand-produced Indonesian batik during the visit to Colombo by experts from award-winning Galeri Batik Jawa. Led by Dr Laretna Adishakti, the Galeri team shared their experience of conserving and promoting Java’s batik heritage while innovating processes and design for a modern audience.  Participants also had the chance to test the techniques themselves. Textile historian largely agree that batik reached its highest artistic expression on the Indonesian island of Java in the 13thcentury.  It...

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AOD Alumni Yomal Amunugama; combining passion with a futuristic career in Animation Design

AOD Alumni Yomal Amunugama; combining passion with a futuristic career in Animation Design

Meet Yomal, a designer for the automotive industry with an intrinsic talent for conceptualization and 3D design. Sometimes young children show a clear indication of exactly what they want to be in the far future. Yomal was one such student who always knew he wanted get into the automotive industry. “I have been an avid car enthusiast ever since my birth I reckon. I schooled at Trinity College, Kandy. I liked mere two subjects when I was schooling, Art and Geometry. My school books had more conceptual drawings of vehicles than notes. I have always enjoyed coming up with different...

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AOD Alumni Rochelle Bibile creates a vivid shift in Visual Communication Design

AOD Alumni Rochelle Bibile creates a vivid shift in Visual Communication Design

Meet Rochelle Bibile, a CEO with a one-of-a-kind imagination leading her own Design Studio ‘Bakamuna’, specializing in mixed media art and design. Rochelle comes from a family of creatives who always encouraged her vivid imagination and creative endeavours. While schooling at Ladies’ College she was involved in theatre, choir, dance and band performances which meant she spent most of her time either onstage or designing sets and costumes. This was the beginning of her love for design and creating unique concepts. Rochelle always knew she was going to be a designer. Q: Design is still an unorthodox career option in...

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Design & Innovation Accelerator for Sri Lanka

Design & Innovation Accelerator for Sri Lanka

AOD Launches Centre for Creative Enterprise - an open Invitation to Businesses to collaborate with Design Centre for Creative Enterprise (CCE) launched this August by AOD to accelerate Design-led Innovation and Hemas Holdings, Hirdaramani Group, HNB, Kingslake, Trace Expert City and Uber gets on board as foundation members. Design thinking for industry has been recognized as future DNA for well over a decade now & countries like the UK have leveraged this & gained remarkable results. Local economies in the UK have grown their creative industries twice as fast as other industry sectors while progressive nations like Singapore have been converging creativity for its own ventures in its own way...

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