We believe that software should be a help, not a hindrance!

After years at University and in the industry; struggling to get good enough and fast enough on CAD all with very little help, our founder Erica Horne decided enough was enough! Working as a designer can be hard enough without having to battle with software, especially when just a little bit of the right help can make it an amazingly powerful tool. So with the skill and experience gained she started CAD for Fashion Academy. To date, we have helped hundreds of individuals and design teams around the world to upskill, improve creativity and productivity helping them to use the most relevant and effective techniques for their product type.


Whether you are an experienced designer who needs to make the leap to working digitally, a design team in need of a better way to work collaboratively or just need help to get quicker, CAD for fashion is here to make it easy for you! 


Our tutors have over 40 years of design and teaching experience between them and although they have their own specialism they are all multitasking superstars, teaching across fashion, knit, print and textiles and more. They each lecture across a range of courses at some of the countries best Universities; meaning their combined knowledge of Adobe software, education and industry mean you are in very safe hands no matter whom you choose to work with.



Our Software, Print and Graphics expert.

Stephen has over 20 years of CAD experience and has worked with many major high street retailers and independent brands, specialising in menswear; designing repeat patterns, placement prints and graphics. He is our go-to for all things software related and you’ll often find him checking out the latest Adobe updates and tips and tricks. What Stephen doesn't know about adobe software… will take him a few seconds to figure out!



Owner of C4F and Fashion specialist

Erica is an experienced fashion designer and product developer. Over the years she has worked with both high-street and independent brands across a huge range of clothing and accessories. Her love is (technically accurate!) Illustration and finding the simplest ways to get the best results. In her free time, you will often find her doing fashion Illustration in Adobe fresco.

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Our Trend and Illustration expert

Catherine is a freelance print and apparel graphic designer with over 16 years of experience. She works with brands, suppliers and retailers on commercial print and graphic design for fashion. With a background in design for trend forecasting, she is passionate about illustration, design presentation, colour and trends. Catherine has also worked as a fashion and textiles CAD trainer for many years working with fashion and textiles professionals at all levels.

We are looking to expand the team, so if you are friendly, approachable and want to share your knowledge with our learners please contact us below.