AOD president

 

"Combining global design practices, industry know-how, international exposure and local heritage with our powerful partnership with Northumbria University Newcastle, AOD produces a unique design graduate." - Linda Speldewinde
 
AOD believes that design can change the world: and good design education is where it all starts. Changing the world is serious business and AOD’s education model was built for this exact purpose. Combining global design practices, industry know-how, international exposure and local heritage with our powerful partnership with Northumbria University Newcastle, AOD produces a unique design graduate. Armed with an inspiring education and rich experiences, AOD designers can spark a positive change, wherever they go. But, we don’t stop there. AOD is behind some of the most powerful design initiatives in the country, such as Sri Lanka Design Festival, Island Craft Project and fashionmarket.lk creating remarkable opportunities for our students.
AOD education has been recognized award after award. From the ISTD (International Society for Typographic Designers), Spikes Asia Festival for Creativity, Graduate Fashion Week UK, Cannes Lions Ad Fest to London Fashion Week, our talent has been invited all over the world. Training young people to become professional designers who can work with the industry to bring about a big change is the foundation of AOD’s mission. Our designers work with many industries like apparel, tourism, fashion, advertising, UX design, contemporary craft, and interior architecture as well as the government of Sri Lanka. AOD is proud to be behind this incredible new generation of designers who are now influencing Sri Lanka.