Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Text and style guidelines, part of Designing a Resume.
Typography is key to establishing the…creative, artistic look featured in this resume.…Type is bold and in your face and a large, modern…geometric font is used in varying weights to convey our message.…By adding a block of color behind our headings, we've mimicked the look we…created in the header area of the resume and visually separated our content area.…Let's continue building the rest of our resume and add in our written content.…The first thing I'm going…to do is drop in Nicolette's name and contact information.…We actually have the Word document open already.…
So let's bring it up and let's copy and paste her name into InDesign.…There.…The next thing I'm going to do is establish our font.…I've downloaded the font, Montserrat, from Google web fonts,…and we're going to apply that font to her name.…So, if I click on our Fonts drop down, select Montserrat there.…And I'm going to make it bold. Let's up the font size…to 43 points. There.…The last thing I'm going to do is align this to the right.…We'll apply the same font to her contact info.…
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