CAD Artist Job Description

CAD Artist Job Description

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CAD artist provides expert knowledge of the printing process (flexo and gravure) to direct separation that will lead to improved print performance.

CAD Artist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective CAD artist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included CAD artist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Special project color-ups for design meetings
Correctly modify flat sketches/illustrations to reflect shirt collars and model details
Research and design concept imagery for presentation boards each season
Keep up to date with regard to software and hardware used in the creation of artwork
Render and fill flats/illustrations based on exactly following existing fabric swatches
Timely communication and follow through on all projects
Maintain sticker library of fabric prices/content passed on from Design team
Hand sketching/recreate sketches to reflect a modern RL sensibility
Take Designers inspiration (research etc) and sketch /drop in pattern & details
Create flat sketches to reflect new model ideas

CAD Artist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for CAD Artist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the CAD artist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design, Fashion, Textile Design, Design, Graduate, Art, Illustration, Communication, Graphic Design, Fine Arts

Skills for CAD Artist

Desired skills for CAD artist include:

Bulk production requirements and restrictions
Repeat patterns
Textile printing
Yarn dye reproduction
Adobe Illustrator & PhotoShop
Limitations and techniques
Print capabilities
Print techniques
Lectra Kaleido
Print techniques / the manufacturing process

Desired experience for CAD artist includes:

Partner with Print dept designers to create & propose garment graphics inspired by seasonal print concepts
Assist in creating presentation materials to animate print ideas for the seasonal print presentations
Knowledge of footwear design, construction and development is helpful
Strong organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communications skills is a must
Must have mental capability to troubleshoot and solve problems of a moderate complexity
College degree or equivalent with course work in footwear, apparel, merchandising, graphics or related experience

CAD Artist Examples

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CAD Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a CAD artist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for CAD artist
  • Assist in the research for trends on internet or through magazines
  • Responsible for creating original artwork, consisting of color and texture, that is technically ready for design production for visual presentations
  • Create concept artwork from original sketches, paintings or purchased prints
  • Fast paced, creative zone working as a team to design Private brands
  • Assist the Designer to develop consistent standards for color, label placement, pattern matching, print definition and trim details
  • Clarify all design elements and create any additional art required for PDM completion
  • Attend and participate in all brand milestones meeting for product development and understand the business, trends and requirements to stay ahead of development
  • Meet artwork deadlines in accordance to production timelines to ensure targeted deliveries
  • Work closely with designers coloring up and rendering sketches for stats/paginations & various presentations
  • Create headers for design boards and presentations
Qualifications for CAD artist
  • One year + work experience in footwear or apparel development, footwear or apparel illustration, graphic production, or graphic design field
  • May be required to work in excess of 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week during peak season or rush projects
  • Must be creative, self-motivated and organized
  • A strong understanding of yarndye plaids and stripes the Kaledo Weave and/or Ned Graphics weave program is a must
  • BA Degree in Design or Textile Design
  • Experience with CAD systems (Ned Graphics, Kaledo) a must
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CAD Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of CAD artist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for CAD artist
  • Scale and resize photographs for presentations
  • Upload finished stats onto online stats library
  • Assist graphics team with special projects, rigs and showrooms
  • Create flat mechanical CAD sketches for all categories
  • Create Color CAD for presentation boards
  • Create Stripe & Plaid Layouts CAD for presentation boards
  • Manipulate print layouts and color ways
  • Be able to problem solve while providing 2D and 3d design alternative for projects
  • Design products to demonstrate new platform technologies and concepts, Illustrate Visual Elements of Technology
  • Design and Model 3D parts and operate 3D printer
Qualifications for CAD artist
  • Experience with CAD systems (Ned Graphics) a must
  • Create company standard floor plans and option details for marketing use from architectural CAD files
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Fashion Design Or Textile Design Illustration
  • Strong Artistic background including the ability to create conceptual and final art in several mediums
  • Must be passionate about fashion design
  • Product Development experience is preferred with background in textiles or apparel
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CAD Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a CAD artist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for CAD artist
  • Aid in problem solving as challenges arise while developing, commercializing product for both apparel and footwear innovations
  • Provide design support and illustration as needed
  • Prepare presentations to help sell and launch new technologies
  • Assist in footwear product development realize new concepts
  • Produce a/w on a seasonal basis that maintains brand aesthetic
  • Re-color original a/w to fit into seasonal color palettes
  • Create print charts and update as CADs are sent out and SSY is received
  • Check ssy as it is received to be sure it is up to brand standards
  • Collaborate w/ design teams to ensure CAD a/w will be sufficient to achieve desired styles
  • Anticipate and troubleshoot possible production issues from development stage
Qualifications for CAD artist
  • Proficiency and expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator required
  • Applicants will be required to provide a portfolio for review in addition to completing a project
  • Ability to perform in in a cross-functional team environment
  • Bachelors degree with a concentration in art, fashion design, illustration or graphics, preferred
  • Knowledgeable in print and textile design a plus
  • Minimum of two years experience in Design
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CAD Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of CAD artist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for CAD artist
  • Uses technical and creative knowledge and ability to execute finished, CAD artwork projects based on the direction and needs of the Designers
  • Work with Trend Department to make informed recommendations on seasonal color and prints
  • Develop seasonal selling tools with other CAD artists/teams
  • Supports team to deliver all Print related projects on time
  • Provides all CAD, color-ups & design boards to the RRL design team
  • Assists the RRL Merchandising Team with creation of seasonal Product Knowledge Guides
  • Develops all print and pattern development on CAD system which includes working from original art, vintage art, creating art and color combinations related to seasonal color palette and direction
  • Works with individual designers to create and develop pattern work specific to their areas in keeping with the approved seasonal mood and direction
  • Executes assignments while maintaining adherence to T&A calendar
  • Executes key creative elements required for pattern packages to go to vendors which include artwork, pattern repeat, color separations, embellishment detail and direction, and fabric and finishing information
Qualifications for CAD artist
  • Must have proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Must have excellent CAD experience
  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in design/innovation environment in consumer product or sporting goods
  • Proven experience showing ability to manage projects and deliverables
  • Strong computer knowledge and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point / Keynote, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign and 3D modelling programs like Solidworks, Rhino or Moto
  • Demonstrated skills in commercializing products in an innovation driven environment
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CAD Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a CAD artist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for CAD artist
  • Completes special projects as needed (i.e., special request based on business, new developments)
  • Provides support and back-up to CAD team as needed
  • Creates front end conceptual prints with the understanding of clearly defining print messaging and color flow
  • Merchandises prints by theme and colorways and presents art direction to CAD, Trend and Design teams
  • Develops and adapts print layouts and colorway options with a focus on maintaining visual consistency and brand identify
  • Partners with Director Trend and Trend team in upcoming trends to implement into print/patterns and how it relates to silhouettes while elevating the brand image
  • Partners with Trend team on building initial print stories
  • Researches, compiles and executes brand right and marketable prints
  • Creates initial seasonal print line sheet with roadmap and recommended shared prints
  • Builds collaborative relationships with CAD, Trend and Design partners
Qualifications for CAD artist
  • Design centric problem-solving aptitude, with a consumer focus
  • Design and develop footwear innovation concepts
  • Ability to 3d model and print concepts, while maintaining and managing printers
  • Ability to construct, manage prototyping of concepts
  • Interest in learning about different manufacturing processes
  • Desire to improve people’s experiences in the outdoors by keeping them warmer, dryer, cooler, and more protected

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