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May 9, 2012

The Graphic Design Resume

Mastery over basic design principles means that you’re able to create the right design solution for your target audience.

While this is a highly stylized resume, the designer presents a well balanced page that offers clear hierarchy and an uncomplicated grid. It may not be a stretch to say that this introduction to the designer might be highly effective across different industries.

When working to design your resume, keep these things in mind:

  • your audience
  • readability
  • mode of delivery - hard copy, electronic, or electronic to print
  • visual balance - look at the different types of symmetry
  • hierarchy and order of importance
  • your personal design style

Addressing these considerations will help you to create a document with the right typographic solutions for your audience, and appropriate levels of abstraction--if working with graphics. This will definitely get help keep your resume in the hands of the hiring managers and help to get you the interview.

It also can't hurt to get a second opinion from someone who works within the industry before when finalizing your design.


Penny said...

I don't think you should be using Erin C. Fincher's resume as an example of great design... The lines run across paragraphs of information and just appears to cut everything apart. Very distracting and not as fluid as a resume should be. Just my thoughts..

Simone Subversive said...

Thanks Penny. You are right, it's not an example of a great, highly effective resume design. Notice also the size of the page--printing that on a desk jet is impossible.

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