Adobe Courses

With bespoke and off the peg courses for you, or your team, we will take the stress and uncertainty out of Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop for the Fashion Industry. Whether its the basics or advanced skills you are looking for we have a course for you.


CAD for Fashion workshops are a creative, collaborative space where you can get feedback on your Fashion industry portfolio, gain tips & tricks to get faster at creating your flat Drawings.


Coming Soon… Guest Speakers and Special Guest Lecturers will take residency at CAD for Fashion Studio & Academy throughout the year. Fashion industry professionals will be sharing their experiences, skills and knowledge with you all. Keep up with the latest news here.

Off the Peg Courses

Whether its basic or advanced skills you are looking for, we have something here for you. Our team of industry professional lecturers are on hand to offer first class, advice and support.

1 Day Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design - Beginner
Introductory offer: £200+VAT   (£300+VAT)

Don’t let Adobe Illustrator stand in the way of your goals! No matter your competency level, you will leave this CAD for Fashion course with the skills and confidence to create your designs in Adobe Illustrator. Full Course Breakdown

1 Day Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design - Intermediate
Introductory offer: £200+VAT   (£300+VAT)

Take your design flats to the next level; add depth, movement and shading all whilst getting faster and more confident in Adobe Illustrator. This CAD for Fashion course is for people at an intermediate level. Full Course Breakdown

2 Day Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design

Introductory offer: £350+VAT   (£550+VAT)

This is your crash course in Adobe Illustrator for fashion design. In two days you will gain the skills you need to confidently create fashion flats in Adobe Illustrator. All levels of experience are welcome. Full Course Breakdown

1 Day Adobe Illustrator for Technical Fashion

Introductory offer: £200+VAT   (£300+VAT)

Calling all garment technologists, freelance designers and anyone else who works with technical drawings. Learn how to produce accurate and proportional spec drawings in Adobe Illustrator. Register your interest…

1 Day Graduate Refresher Course

Introductory offer: £80+VAT   (£100+VAT)

Make sure you have the skills and confidence to get that job. This Adobe Illustrator course will walk you through all you need to know about using Adobe Illustrator in the fashion industry. Open to students and graduatesFull Course Breakdown

Don’t see what you are looking for? Get in touch with your requirements and we can work together and create a bespoke course for you and your team, ensuring it is completely tailored to your needs.

Bespoke Courses

Need Bespoke, tailored courses for your team? CAD for Fashion will research, prepare and deliver the simplest, most efficient techniques to get your team working together harmoniously and more effectively. No more struggling to edit badly made archive flats or fumbling through various techniques to get the design right, with product specific training and expertise from Fashion Industry practitioners your team will work faster, and with confidence, no matter what their level of competency was at the beginning of the course.


CAD for Fashion Workshops are a creative, collaborative space where you can get feedback on your Fashion industry Portfolio, gain tips & tricks to get faster at creating your flat drawings.

1 Day CAD for Fashion Tips & Tricks Workshop

Introductory offer: £150+VAT   (£200+VAT)

Take away some truly, game-changing tips and tricks to make your garment flats look their best and take your mood boards to the next level. This collaborative and creative course is perfect for those who want to know it all! Suitable for intermediate level students. Full Course Breakdown

1 Day CAD for Fashion Speed & Efficiency Workshop

Introductory offer: £200+VAT   (£300+VAT)

Learn the latest techniques to get you working faster and smarter in Adobe Illustrator. From shortcuts, toggles and super smart tools, to the introduction of new ways working that will ensure that you get the most usage out of every garment flat you draw making your life as a designer a whole lot easier. Full Course Breakdown

1 Day Fashion Industry Portfolio Workshop

Introductory offer: £200+VAT   (£300+VAT)

We can set projects, deadlines and advice to make working on your Fashion Industry portfolio more productive and enjoyable. With industry experts on hand we can help you get your portfolio up to scratch and ready to impress. Register your interest

1/2 Day Fashion Industry Portfolio Review
Introductory offer: £80+VAT   (£100+VAT)

Find out how to improve your portfolio, or even just where to start with it! This collaborative workshop will discuss the latest portfolio trends and how to tailor you portfolio for your industry sector. Register your Interest

1/2 Day Industry Readiness

Introductory offer: £80+VAT   (£100+VAT)

Are you industry ready? Get advice from experienced lecturers who actually work in the industry, ask them anything! Register your Interest


“I am a recent graduate in childrenswear fashion design and looking to develop my skills in very specific areas Of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in order to stand out when applying for jobs. I have had sessions with Erica both in person and over Skype and found her to be extremely knowledgeable, friendly and flexible to my requirements. I would absolutely recommend Erica to anyone wanting to learn more technical skills within fashion design.” Cathie Watts

Winner of the Mothercare Childrenswear Award & Winner of The Vivienne Westwood Ethics and Sustainability Award Sponsored by Lenzing


“I would highly recommend Erica for illustrator & Photoshop cad tuition. Erica is a patient teacher and has helped me grow in confidence using the cad packages, which I have previously struggled to grasp. I have found the training easier to understand than other courses I have attended.”

Natalie Banton

Design Executive, Crystal Martin International


CAD for Fashion Studio can provide you with beautiful, industry standard CAD drawings of your designs. Working from your basic sketches, photographs or garments; We can create full colour, detailed flat drawings of your designs, ready to present to buyers, clients or suppliers, or a perfectly proportioned technical drawing to send to a Factory or Pattern Cutter. We can help you to help them see your design as you do and to its full potential.

Find us

Situated at the heart of the country, our studio is housed within the Olivetti Building in Derby. It was originally built by architect Ted Cullinan in 1972 for the Olivetti Typewriter company but has recently had its own ‘creative retro fit‘ to bring it back to life. Now called the its unique design and interior makes it the perfect inspirational space and with great links to the M1 and A38, its also easily accesible.


Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to talk things over before you book, we would be more than happy to answer any questions and help you decide the best options for you.

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