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Webinar on ‘Footwear Digital Design’ held at FDDI Kolkata campus

Using the digital platform effectively for communication, a webinar on ‘Footwear Digital Design’ was conducted at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Kolkata campus on 26th July 2021.

The webinar was organized in association with Red 21 & CMI Machines Pvt. Ltd., that shed light on how digital transformation is changing the way footwear are designed and how this will affect the role of the designer.

Mr. Siddhant Varma, Technical Manager-Red 21, was resource person for the webinar. He is having more than 15 years of experience in the footwear design and software industry.

Mr. Siddhant Varma has worked as ‘Designer’ in Super House Group, as ‘Technical Manager’ in ATOM- Shoemaster company and as a ‘Technical Manager & Business Development Manager’ in ICAD company.

During the presentation, Mr. Varma briefed about saving time and material by making 3D Virtual samples, doing costing in a single click in software, sending 3D virtual sample online to the customer, sending the file for 3D printing, creating 3D ornaments in the software etc.


The webinar focused on digital transformation for the footwear industry, advantage of digitalization in crisis time and how to be prepared for the future under current conditions due to COVID-19 pandemic.


The webinar was attended by approximately 100 participants including students, faculty members and staff members across 12 campuses of FDDI and from other institutions and industry persons.