Many designers find it easy enough to represent another person’s business. In fact, one of the most difficult things for a designer to do is to find the right way to sell his or her own skills. I also just got to designing my own CV – and hard a hard time, but I thought I’d share a bit about the process I went through with you. Writing up your own CV can prove to be a tiring task, but if you follow these simple steps, you should be well on your way to fame and glory!
Firstly, I find that the most integral part of designing a resume is having all the important information highlighted and visible, so you’ll want to get your facts down straight before you start with layouting. And don’t be modest, folks! These people can’t do what you do – that’s why they’re hiring.
Next, figure out the hierarchy of the information, and start placing things where you want them to go. Hierarchy, naturally, plays a huge part in expressing the level of importance of a piece of information. That’s why hierarchy in a resume is so important.
Lastly, add all the fabulous embellishments you want to make your CV look visually attractive and stand out from all the rest of the graphic designers’ CVs, but never forget how important white space can be. In graphics, looking beautiful is never the sole objective. There need to be good reasons for every added dash or dot.
And there you have it! Good luck with your resume design, and let me know if I forgot anything that helped you with your process.