Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Making an artistic resume in Word, part of Designing a Resume.
Here's a design that will be really interesting…to create in Microsoft Word, the artistic resume.…Well Word really isn't intended to design…large graphic elements and full bleed documents.…I think we can make clever use of shapes to replicate the design.…Have a look.…First, I've already added in our text using text boxes.…Now, I'm going to add in the…header graphics that feature alternating rounded corners.…If we select the insert ribbon and…shapes, we'll use a rectangle.…Let's just draw a rectangle across this area.…
Now we need to set the shape outline to none, and let's…set the shape fill to the same blue we used in the header.…Next, we'll go up to the Edit Shape dropdown and Change Shape.…We have a few other options for rectangles.…I am going to select the last one in…the list, which is the round diagonal corner rectangle, there.…As you can see,…it features a rounded corner on the top left and bottom right.…Now, we can simply copy and paste this rectangle and…move it into our other header areas on the design.…
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