CAD & Graphic Designer

  • Company: Nicholas Kirkwood
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Design & Creation
  • Experience required: Minimum 2 years
  • Reference No.: NKWD00045
  • Date of publication: 2018.04.09


The CAD Designer will work closely with the Creative Director & Designer by developing new ideas and creating original artwork. The design team will work together to develop, finalise and present the collections.

Main Responsibilities

  • Create original artworks for print, jacquard, lace, laser cutting, and various techniques for leather according to the Creative Director and Senior Designer brief
  • Assisting the design team to conduct seasonal research for materials techniques, footwear structures and heel prototyping
  • Creating shoe mock-ups for visualisation and proposals
  • Producing and engineering uppers CAD structures for factories in Italy when necessary
  • Assisting with seasonal designer collaborations and special projects
  • Assisting with corrections for Product Development and Production
  • Overseeing All CAD drawings
  • Supplying Art Direction with seasonal artworks for promotional tools
  • Developing hardware and trim designs.
  • Good experience in 2D & 3D design


  • Relevant industry experience
  • Degree level in Footwear Design
  • Creative design sensibility
  • Collaborative team player with strong initiative
  • Knowledge of current market trends and competitors' products
  • Fashion background and used to working with designers
  • High level of creativity
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Strong computer skills - proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator are essential
  • Experience with Rhino 3D preferable

Fashion & Leather Goods

Houses with a unique heritage and young emerging brands make up this exceptional division. Each of their creations becomes an object of desire, imbued with timelessness.

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