Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Typography considerations, part of Designing a Resume.
As a designer I take selecting a typeface for a…document that represents me and my personal brand very seriously.…It's easy to pick the wrong font and have your resume…thrown out due to lack of readability or portraying overly playful look.…Here are a few suggestions that you may want…to follow when selecting a new typeface for your resume.…First, I recommend you stick to using one font.…An alternative may be considered for headlines.…However, ensure that they fit well together.…
Don't mix and match styles too drastically throughout the document.…A great resource for this is the Fonts in Use website.…This website shows what designers are using out in the real world.…And can help you pair up different fonts.…Next, consider your audience. If you're doing work for a modern…agency, you may want to consider a San-Serif font.…However, if you're applying to a corporate environment that might be…a little bit more traditional, you may want to stick to a Serif.…
There's a big difference between the two, and the image that they portray.…
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