Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Building the layout, part of Designing a Resume.
The layout for our artistic resume mimics what you may find on the web.…A main central column along the left and a small sidebar along the right hand side.…Let's get started creating the header area of our resume.…Setting up a series of columns to hold…content and building a software graphic along the bottom.…The first thing I'll do is use the Rectangle…tool to draw a large header across the top.…In our swatches panel, let's fill that with pure cyan.…Next, I'm going to place our social…media icons in.…So, if we click Ctrl or Cmd + D,…navigate to Artistic Resume and Social Media Icons folder.…
We'll select Twitter, Facebook, and Vimeo, and click Open.…If we click OK through the EPS Import Options,…we end up with a loaded cursor that says 3.…There's three graphics to place.…We'll click on the page and place those three graphics.…Now, you can't see them, because they're white on a white background.…However, if you select them all and move them up into the header,…you can see that they are indeed there.…If we scale them down a little bit and move…
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