Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the artistic resume, part of Designing a Resume.
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Our artistic or creative resume is completely unique.…This is targeted towards a younger audience or perhaps…a playful startup looking for a fresh grad or designer.…We've used full bleed colors which would imply that you'll be producing…this ahead of time and submitting it yourself in person or by mail.…Leaving the employer to print this document would result in…odd scaling to accommodate the bleeds, which really isn't ideal.…Here's a few design considerations…to keep in mind.…On our artistic resume, we've used bold, bright colors.…A unique chart is used at the bottom to…demonstrate the level of proficiency within a particular software.…
Social media icons are also included on the design to…show that the applicant has a presence on the web.…Perhaps she's targeting a web based company.…We've also used the rounded corners on some of our…text headers to create a playful and almost retro look.…This complements…the large geometric fonts quite nicely.…As you can see, a fair bit of thought went into this resume 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