Preparing a graphic design resume can be a difficult task. As an artist, you may feel like taking advantage of the situation by sprucing up the layout of your information. Obviously, when applying for a job that will rely on your design skills you will naturally be judged by the elements of your resume layout. I would say that knowing when, or when not, to”put the “pedal to the metal” is a real skill that could be showcased during the design of your resume.
Demonstrate your understanding of grid systems and typography principles. — your resume provides perfect opportunity to do this.
Employers need to know that you can display information in a logical and simplistic manner for easy reading. After-all, the purpose of your resume is to inform the reader about who you are and your experience, isn’t it? Let your design portfolio do most of the talking, but you can add some elements to stand out. Enforce your personal brand, but don’t give away too much. You are trying to get an interview. Leave them wanting more so that you can ‘woo’ them in person.
Below are just a few samples I found when searching the web.
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For resumes that I consider overboard check out, “10+ Design Resumes That May Be Too Creative.”
Do you have experience sifting through resumes? Share your opinion!