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 expert tutors have over 20 years of design and teaching experience covering fashion, knit, print and textiles. Their combined knowledge of the Adobe software, education and industry means you are in very safe hands.


Owner of C4F and specialist in 2D CAD for Fashion

Erica is an experienced freelance 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. In her free time, you will often find her doing fashion Illustration on the Adobe fresco app! Erica also lectures in CAD, fashion design, buying, marketing, branding and portfolio at some of the countries best universities Sheffield Hallam, NTU, Birmingham, University of Derby... and more.


Resident fashion print and textiles expert

Stephen has over 20 years of CAD experience and has worked with many major high street retailers and independent brands designing repeat patterns, placement prints and graphics. He has a passion for all things CAD and you’ll often find him checking out the latest Adobe updates and tips and tricks! Stephen is also a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University where he teaches CAD sessions across a wide variety of courses including Textiles, Knitwear and Fashion.

Erica Horne

Erica Horne

Owner and specialist in 2D CAD for fashion

Stephen Rose

Stephen Rose

Resident fashion print and textiles expert

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.