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Founded in 1968 by Joanna Neicho and Julius Schofield, Indesign has long enjoyed an international reputation for finding the right fashion design talent for our worldwide clients, from the most junior design appointment to the most senior.

Indesign also undertakes Executive Searches, Freelance Placements and Graduate Appointments.

Our website is designed to provide you with the essential information on these services, access to our current database of jobs for which we are actively seeking professionals, and an Art School Report on the latest fashion graduates.

Current users of Indesign’s recruitment services have been issued with direct access links to view our Recruitment Newsletter which gives details of experienced professionals seeking new positions or challenges.

All candidates recommended by Indesign have been interviewed in person.



    Indesign provides the ideal service for recruiting fashion designers to fill vacancies in design studios using our unique records of professionals built up over 35 years.

    Fees are based on 20% of the total annual remuneration for UK clients and are payable on placement. For international clients, this fee is 25%.


    Indesign undertakes searches to pinpoint the right talent for the most exacting UK and international design positions. Confidentiality is often a prime factor and Indesign has an enviable reputation in this respect.

    Fees are based on 25% of the total remuneration and are payable in three tranches – the first on commencement, the second on short-listing and third on placement. Both of the first two tranches are non-refundable.


    Indesign provides a fresh approach to international executive searches seeking out senior management with a passion for lifestyle and fashion products.

    Fees are based on 30% of the total remuneration and are payable in three tranches - the first on commencement, the second on short-listing and third on placement.


    Indesign has a selected list of highly talented freelance designers for urgent and difficult to fill roles.

    We are also very experienced in finding the right talent for maternity cover and other short term contracts.

    Fees are based on 25% of the total remuneration payable during the completion of the contract, or within the first year.


    Indesign’s annual Art School Report is primarily designed as an aid to help talented fashion graduates get their first job in the fashion world. However some of Indesign's recruitment clients find it convenient to use our services for graduate placements, rather than contacting the Art Schools direct.

    Fees are based on 10% of the total annual remuneration and are payable on placement. This special rate is available only until the end of the graduation year. New subscribers will be charged £80 for the report and the quarterly newsletters.




    Jersey expert to work on freelance project for luxury womenswear label.

    £250 - £350 a day


    Design Director with international mindset and extensive management experience to lead a large team for a stalwart British high street brand. Minimum 10 years' experience.



    Senior womenswear designer required for contemporary runway line of Italian fashion brand. Must be willing to relocate to Italy. Experience in denim and leather advantageous.





    Marketing Manager to work with high end fashion label with own retail outlets.  Will require relocation to/within Europe.



    Creative Fabric Developer with luxury experience required for London based prestigious label.

    £ negotiable


    Senior Print Designer with exquisite artwork required for full-time, in-house position working with the team at a luxury London based international label.




    Experienced Knit and Jersey Designer to work on a freelance basis for a luxury house, spending at least one day per week in their Paris studio.

    €16K per season


    Women's knitwear designer for stylish retailer.  Should have experience working with luxury yarns.




    Head of Women's Bags & Leathergoods required for Paris based luxury label. Must have wit and creative flair.

    € negotiable


    Second job for casual shoe designer with respected heritage brand in London based studio.  You will work with product development, merchandising and Far East factories.



    Bags/ Leathergoods designer required for luxury London based label. Must have three years' experience in the luxury field and a high level of creativity. Role requires frequent travel to Paris and a flexible approach.

    £ negotiable


    Fun French label seeks Senior Shoe Designer for Paris based role. Must have experience in both Men's and Women's shoes as well as a high level of creativity.

    € negotiable



    1 Ashland Place
    W1U 4AQ

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    Tel: +44 (0)20 7935 7485
    Fax: +44 (0)20 7486 1349





    Indesign Recruitment is committed to protecting your privacy. The storage and use of any information that we collect about you will be in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

    The information that you provide to us including your CV and your contact details are personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998. Therefore we must follow the principles set out in the Act when we process your personal data. Indesign Recruitment is a Data Controller for the purposes of the Act and the Information Commissioner is aware of our data processing in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

    Our aim is to ensure that any information we hold is accurate and up to date. However, if you find an inaccuracy, we commit to delete or correct it promptly.

    We will never collect sensitive personal information without your explicit consent.

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    Indesign asserts the copyright to this website and contents except where the copyright of individual designer illustrations is held by the designer.

    If you have any questions/comments about our privacy policy, or would like to check the information that we hold about you, please write to us at our registered address:

    1 Ashland Place,
    W1U 4AQ

    Indesign Limited is Registered in England No. 916019
    Data Protection Registration No. X4454284

    45th Issue

    Many congratulations to Graduate Fashion Week on their 25th Anniversary.  Iain R Webb has produced a very handsome publication to coincide with this anniversary.  We are pleased to have been able to help with this book, which includes Julie Verhoeven’s illustrations from the Indesign Art School Report from 25 years ago.  As this is the 45th issue of the report we were 20 years ahead of them.

    The Graduate Fashion Week venue at the Truman Brewery is now established as the ideal place for the shows which this year were both impressive and created a great deal of enthusiasm.  The productions were particularly sophisticated and captured the mood and spirit of all the new talent. This should translate into the jobs that will be the best start for the graduates’ careers.  The Universities are to be congratulated on the great effort they have put in to make all this possible.

    From a practical employment situation it is clear that, with the tutors’ strong professional backgrounds, the students are now in a good position to find the right first job.

    CSM MA

    Manchester BA

    Kingston BA

    Bucks New Uni BA

    RCA MA

    Newcastle BA

    Birmingham BA

    Westminster BA

    Nottingham BA

    CSM BA

    Middlesex BA

    De Montfort BA