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Interior design is another career sector that AOD Design Experience Day will provide an insight to


Details and career guidance on fashion design and marketing jobs will also be available at AOD Design Experience Day


The event will provide an interactive insight to design careers and working processes for those interested in becoming a designer


The many career prospects in graphic and animation design will be highlighted at AOD this Saturday

AOD presents ‘Design Sense 2016’ to provide a real insight into design jobs and their relevance to the major industries

‘Design’ is now known to have the ability to add value, enhance or even completely reinvent a business: This is why industries in Sri Lanka and the rest of the world offer high-paid, stable careers for designers. Shedding light on this growing career sector, AOD- Sri Lanka’s leading design educator is hosting Design Sense - a freely accessible open house. The event is designed to create a better understanding of how the business world works with designers today, and how this leads to the availability of many design careers that are lucrative and prestigious as they are fulfilling. With free career counselling, exhibitions, interactive creative activities and taster sessions for design jobs, AOD extends an open invitation to aspiring young designers, after A/Ls students and their parents to walk in free to Design Sense 2016. The event which is the final one of its kind for the year will be held between 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday 3rd September, and is a must-attend for any After A/L student and their parents.

Major industries like hospitality and tourism rely on interior designers and product design for spaces, furniture, cutlery, crockery etc. that expresses their own identity through clever design. Most large-scale exports like tea and cinnamon, whose clienteles appreciate good design, look to graphic designers for strong logos, brand identities and packaging. Similarly, businesses turn to fashion designers for corporate uniforms that are in line with their brand image while Sri Lanka’s massive apparel industry is also powered by fashion designers who come up with new product innovations. These are just a few examples from the many industries that consult or employ full time designers for better business. Therefore, ‘design’ is now among the most in-demand career paths offered by the biggest local industries. 

To shed light on the various types of design careers presented by the local industries and the opportunities in them, AOD is hosting ‘Design Sense’. The event includes a free line-up of exhibitions, video screenings, talks and workshops. The events are designed not only to provide information, but also to give a first-hand experience of studying and working as a designer. 

AOD is currently one of the most trusted specialists for design in the country along with its partner Northumbria University UK which is officially recognised by the University Grants Commission Sri Lanka. AOD presents complete UK design degrees with Northumbria University. Northumbria’s design degrees in Fashion, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing & Design Studies as well as Motion Graphics & Animation Design are now available at AOD in a 100% internal and complete manner. AOD doesn’t stop by offering these degrees; AOD’s active job placement centre works closely with Sri Lanka’s business world and places all its students in fantastic careers right after graduation. The trust and collaborative relationship maintained between AOD and the business world has allowed AOD to maintain a 100% employment rate for its graduates. 

To understand more about the relationship between design and business, as well as the careers presented by local industries, walk in free to AOD Design Sense on Saturday, September 3rd at AOD, 29, Lauries Road, Colombo 4 between 9am to 5pm. For more information or register for free design workshops, call AOD International Design Campus on 0775 980 141 / 0115 867 772 or email