Your graphic design resume is a sensitive way to convey yourself to a potential employer. You may not even get a read, if your resume is overboard. The most important question is… where are you applying?
Some will vent that when you are applying for a highly creative position, such as an advertising agency or design firm, you can splurge. I can understand that point of view. However, many managers of more conservative hiring positions will admit to tossing out anything that’s even remotely challenging to read.
In my opinion, a resume is a document not a poster. It can be quite difficult to find balance between legible type and intriguing design.
Below are a few samples I picked from the web which display graphic talent, but go overboard.
I want to make it clear that I am not here to bash any of these resume designs. I’ve selected these designs as examples, because they do show graphic design talent. Each design has also been credited with a link back.
Are you an employer with some feedback on this subject? Please share your experience!