Sending in your resume is usually your first step in making a lasting impression to your dream company, so you’ve got to make sure yours is awesome enough.
Your resume isn’t the only one the company is looking at, so a good resume must first stand out from the crowd and be distinctive. Most organizations aren’t fussy about design and simply want a black-white, easy-to-read resume.
That said, if you are applying for a graphic designing job, your resume is a valuable chance for you to flaunt your creativity and for them to gauge your designing capabilities.
So, all you graphic designers who are out there busily job-searching, it’s time to put on your thinking cap, let the creative juices flow and imaginations run wild!
To aid you in your quest for that ultimate job, we’ve gone hunting for 25 impressive and original resume ideas that some designers have come up with.
We believe these ideas will give you a head start and stimulate the genius within each of you to come up with that one-of-a-kind resume!
Creative Resume Design, Vol. 3
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#1 – Jane Doe
An infographic CV lets potential employers easily assess the candidate’s skills and experience. Instead of a wordy resume, Jane Doe organizes hers in clear visual icons, bars and circles.
#2 – Aditya Wijanarko
A smart mix of stunning red and pale yellow-brown colour resembling envelopes. The typography used in this booklet-like CV is captivating as well.
Clever use of cluttered texts, which are made all the more unique using neat typographies. Black, white and shades of grey, along with the use of red, allows for greater readibility by partitioning sections in an orderly manner.
Creative reference of the CV to the candidate’s mind by using the sketch of the anatomy of supposedly his brain.
This CV beautifully illustrates the flow of various developments and events across the job-seeker’s life. The various colorful ‘bulgings’ of the lines indicate the different kind of skills she acquired during several stages of her life.
Military booket-style resume pokes fun at the Communist ideology. An original idea for presenting your resume to your future bosses.
The creator stylishly transformed the classic qualities of a newspaper into a contemporary piece of CV to impress his employers. An awesome way to showcase to them how ingenious you can be.
Tom didn’t only send out his resume, he sent a mini-Tom as the messenger for his resume.
#9 – Andrew Lyons
A sharp-looking inforgraphic resume with the effective utilization of sleek circular bars to demonstrate skills and experience attained.
Cartoon-like resumes not only advertise your specialty, but also express your cheerful personality.
Complexity has its own beauty. This intricate visual chart is aesthetically pleasing with its magnificent multi-layered drawings that showcase the designer’s skills and experience at different periods of his life.
#12 – Mike Wirth
A time-line concept for this resume, using various colors to signify the types of skills acquired over the years.
#13 – Greig Anderson
Words aren’t enough to serve as evidence of your designing skills. This large piece of foldable poster consist of pages of your portfolio as well as your CV, and yet it’s portable to be brought around.
Instead of adding your passport-sized photo in your resume, why not add in a drawing of yourself?
A circular time-line graph with labelings and line chart to denote achievements and knowledge picked up throughout life till now.
Attractive typography, pie chart and a cutesy drawing of the creator himself. Pretty much what it takes to lighten up the mood of the recruiter and capture his or her attention.
#17 – Robin Pirez
This CV is not only well-classified into discrete sections to facilitate the person reading it, it’s also delightfully designed with adorable icons and drawings.
Applying as a photograph, there’s no better way to express your passion for photography than to design a resume inspired by a camera.
Similarly, a silhouette can be included in your CV, especially in companies which discourage the inclusion of your portrait photo. In any case, it’s a brilliant attempt to make yours stand out.
An adorable drawing for your resume makes it looks like something out of a comic strip.
#21 – Ayesha Malik
An elaborate yet elegant design for a CV,with soothing light blue background and charming small fonts to further sweeten the deal.
Wow, this girl seems to be sailing against all odds in the sea that is her life, earning all sorts of experience and skills. It’s a nice employment of the metaphor to a CV.
#23 – Olaf Takens
An amusing comic drawing of the job-seeker attempting to pull up his employment and educational history like a PC plug. Such resume would definitely brightens up the recruiter.
#24 – Adam Balazy
Many word-based resumes are cluttered, but not this one. Words are nicely spaced, so you don’t get the overwhelming feeling from seeing too many words at one go. On top of that, you see a pleasing colorful illustration on the right to fill up the empty spaces.