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CAD For Fashion presents Blossom & Bloom

Immersive and supportive workshops for small businesses, independent brands and creatives.

About Blossom & Bloom

You may have designed the most gorgeous products, but in this noisy online world simply popping a snap on Instagram and hoping for the best isn’t enough. Your brand deserves to be seen and your message needs to be heard. Introducing Blossom & Bloom…  

In collaboration with expert marketing strategist Abi Rose, CAD For Fashion has developed a range of exciting workshops designed to help your business thrive in the digital age. From branding and product development to social media, PR and marketing, we’ll provide you with all the tools you need to inspire your customers, expand your influence and build your community. 

Choose your course

Each workshop can be taken separately to develop your skills in a niche area. Alternatively, you can take the workshops as a series to really give your brand a boost. Choose from:

  • Let’s Get Social – social media training tailored to designers, creatives and small brands
  • Off to Market – advice on product development and getting the most from events
  • Blogging & Branding for Business – learn how to become the ‘face’ of your brand
  • Blossom & Bloom: The Masterclass – marketing your brand beyond social media

If you need advice on which workshops best align with your brand ethos, email info@cadforfashion.co.uk for bespoke guidance and friendly advice. 

Meet your teachers

Erica Horne

An experienced fashion lecturer, designer and founder of CAD For Fashion, Erica is perfectly placed to help you take your brand to the next level. She’s super-excited to expand her offering to cover marketing, branding and social media which she believes are essential to any brand’s success. Follow Erica on LinkedIn and Instagram

Blossom & Bloom Workshops

Abi Rose

After providing social media and marketing training to household names, government departments and an internationally acclaimed artist or two, Abi is now thrilled to share her expertise with indie brands and small business trailblazers. 

Abi’s also written copy and developed marketing strategies for major lifestyle brands such as Lash Unlimited, Urban Apothecary and GB Labels. So naturally, she’s full of ideas on how she can support your brand too. Follow her on Instagram and see her website here

Register your interest

Ready to ace your marketing, add a little extra flair to your products and generate more sales? Subscribe to our new mailing list or follow us on Instagram to be the first to know about Blossom & Bloom’s launch. 

Meet the Team – CAD for Fashion Resident Expert… Stephen Rose

Meet the Team – CAD for Fashion Resident Expert… Stephen Rose

We’re lucky enough at CAD for Fashion to have a resident fashion print and textile expert, Stephen Rose, who tutors our digital print and textile design courses.  Stephen is a mine of information and knowledge, with vast industry experience which he is more than happy to share with those taking our digital courses.  

Stephen Rose – Resident Fashion Print and Graphics Expert.

While many believe that CAD software is difficult to use, you will find that if you’re taught the right tricks and techniques and the correct way of doing things from the start, rather than being clumsy, frustrating and time consuming, these programmes are incredibly quick, efficient and effective to use for fashion and textile design.  And Stephen certainly is an expert in his field!  Founder and owner of Now! Design, Stephen has 20 years’ experience of developing and designing placement prints and repeat pattern fabrics for everything from fashion apparel to sportswear and soft furnishings for countless high street stores and well-known brands – with many of his designs becoming bestsellers in stores and online. 

In addition to his incredible talent, Stephen’s a thoroughly nice guy with a calm and patient teaching style.  Whether they’ve come in as complete beginners or designers wanting to refresh or top-up their skills, most of our course attendees come away amazed at how much they’ve learnt and managed to achieve.   You really can get to a higher level, faster if you’re trained by experts!

Stephen teaching our Adobe Photoshop for Fashion Print and Textile Course.

Driven by his passion for print, Stephen has also co-founded Graphic Moda, a creative marketplace for digital fashion print, which brings talented designers and buyers together to supply commercial fashion retailers with exclusive high quality designs at fair trade prices.  

“I’ve dedicated my career to digital fashion print design and I really enjoy taking courses at CAD for Fashion and helping others to learn what’s possible – seeing them realise what the software can do (or, rather, what they can do with the software!), achieving new things, finding shortcuts that will help immensely in their day-to-day work, creating something that looks amazing… it’s incredibly rewarding.  It’s my passion and if I can help to fuel that in someone else, well, there’s nothing better.”

Stephen Rose

Thanks Stephen – it’s great to have you on the CAD for Fashion team!

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