25 Examples of Creative Graphic Design Resumes
We all know how important a resume or CV is when applying for a job. It’s the first thing an employer will judge you on before you even get an interview. Some would even argue that this step is even more important that the actual interview. All designers might have similar skills, but who has more creativity?
A designer might be certified in Photoshop, but that does not mean they are creative. Knowing the software inside out is quite handy to speed up your workflow, but what’s the use if you lack the right side of the brain? I know many designers who have no certification but in return create drool worthy work. This is a common delima in the design field, but most firms/agencies are not blind and realize that visual work speaks for itself.
A unique resume is important for many reasons. Not only it does it resemble your personality, but it also speaks your capability and creativity. Putting more effort and thoughts into creating an impressive resume is definitely worthwhile, as it is usually the first thing any employer sees before flipping through your entire portfolio. We are here to help you gain inspiration for this challenging task. So dust off your resume and give it a face-lift!
Useful Tips and Tricks:
- Print your CV/resume onto high quality paper or card. Why? Because when someone gets a hold of it, they will feel like it needs to be taken care of and not just shoved to the side into a pile.
- Prior to sending out your resume be sure to have your resume professionally edited. It’s amazing how well a resume can read when “touched” by a professional editor.
- Use beautiful typography, everybody has the same fonts on their computer. Feel free to check out our font collections.
- Some web designers take things a step further and create a resume based website to showoff their skills.
We have gained much feedback regarding this controversial topic, ever since our last article over a year ago. Check out some previous comments regarding this matter, some are positive and some negative:
“These are all really, really bad as resumes, and a lot of them are bad from a graphic design point of view. Don’t encourage people to turn in resumes like this.” - Anonymous
“It would be much better if resume’s were always in this format. You would see the creativity in every person.” – Fajas Colombianas
“I am very much grateful to you for posting such an innovative concept of creative resume. This stuff is really helpful.” – Shawn
“These CV’s would end up in the bin to most employers. A CV should be clear and concise, not a piece of artwork. You can show off your work at the interview stages. Employers have 3-5 secs attention span when looking at CVs. If yours is complicated to read then it will be discarded and the person below may get the interview.” – Neil
“Infographics are visually & mentally stimulating. Thanks for sharing!” - Creative Pile
Please remember this obvious fact: These are NOT great examples for everyone looking for a normal job, it is about getting a creative position.
Note: All images are linked to their source.
Resume by Errol Veloso
Milan Chudoba CV
My new resume by Diego Dzienciol
John Florez / Resume
CV Resume by Katiuska Padrón
Personal Resume by Marco Schifano
Infographic resume by Hee Sun Kim
Resume by Nerisson
Curriculum Vitae by Tomy Hoang
CV by Bernice Beltran
Infographic Resume by Tina Chen
Resume Alicia Lyon
Resume by Laurel Wright
Resume by Oratio West
Infographic Resume by Martin Suster
Resume by Gabriel Ghnassia
Ronald Martial Brand Identity
Riccardo Sabatini Resume
Personal resume by Jérémy Stenuit
Resume by Matt Ludvigson
Resume by Stuart Mahew
Resume Design by Jane Gardner
Resume by Michelle Makar Parker
Facebook Resume by Callison Neo
Infographic CV by Sehyr Ahmad
One more thing…
There is a service called CVgram which can transform your CV/resume into a great colourful but to the point infographic. It’s a great way to be concise and to show the vital information without having to waffle on about the person you are. You can choose from many different colours, backgrounds, fonts and more to customize the infographic. It’s a great way to make your CV/resume stand out and get attention!
We hope the information and inspiration above will allow you to create your mind-blowing CMYK resume! We would love to hear you opinion, so please comment below. Please don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS-feed and follow Inspirationfeed on Twitter+ Facebook (100% Spam Free!)