Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the modern resume, part of Designing a Resume.
The first resume we're going to design has a modern, clean, and simple look.…This style is appropriate for either corporate or design related jobs.…The information presented is detailed enough to…get a sense of the candidate's history.…However, the use of white space shows potential employers that this designer…knows how to display information in a friendly, easy to read format.…Often, new designers will clutter up…a document with too much information. Less is more.…First, let's take a look at the typography we've used.…
This is a nice modern sans-serif font.…We've also used a subtle blue color palette…combined with grey and black for our type.…It's easy to read, however headlines aren't too overpowering.…Our layout is slightly broken and compartmentalized.…We've separated…blocks of information with these thin blue lines to make sure…there's maximum clarity and separation between all of our headings and elements.…Lastly, on this resume, we've used minimal content.…
It's not highly detailed and we've used broad general statements.…
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