Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Building the layout, part of Designing a Resume.
In order to build our modern résumé, let's first spend some time setting…up the layout, copying content to our canvas and building a header area.…Taking some time ahead of time to gather your assets and…establish a style will improve the speed and quality of your design.…Here's my approach for building the modern layout.…The first thing I'm going to do is install some fonts.…I've downloaded a couple of fonts from the…Google web font library, and stored them in the…assets folder.…If you navigate to the fonts folder, the font…I'm going to use on this resume is called Lato.…
So we'll click into the folder.…Highlight all of the fonts. Right click, and select install.….…It's going to ask us for our password. So we'll type that in, and click OK.…We've already got them installed.…However, if you're doing this course for the first time, you won't.…I'll just click yes. There.…Now all of our fonts are installed.…Once we're back in InDesign, let's begin building the header layout for our resume.…The first thing that I am going to do…
Note: Steve uses Adobe InDesign to create these resumes, but we've included a bonus chapter that shows you how to recreate the same designs in Microsoft Word or the software of your choice.
- Understanding general resume layout and design principles
- Setting up InDesign for resume designs
- Building the layouts
- Styling the text
- Introducing color
- Outputting your resume to PDF