Monday, February 6, 2012

Redlined Resumes: Nicely done!

Today's Redlined Resume comes from GPV, who combined a fantastic image of his/her work with a clear method for describing his/her experience and education.   Contact info is snugged up underneath an image of the work, while Skills are then set at the bottom of the page so they a) save space in the body of the resume for the Education and Experience as well as Honors, and b) they stand out to anyone who just wants to know "does this person have experience with X or Y software?" Also, by turning the date vertically and setting it off with a colored bar (that is bold/dark enough to show up well if the resume is printed in black and white), GPV saves space on the resume and allows more room for his/her experience and education to speak.

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GPV has a few spelling and grammatical errors here, but overall this is a great resume that reads well graphically.  I would recommend deleting a few of the earliest studios, and I'd be a little wary of telling folks over and over that you had your work printed in the same publication.  If it's a school publication, that might not mean as much to someone who doesn't know much about that school.  At the very least, the publication needs to be defined early on in the resume.  

Overall, GPV has a resume that will really appeal to a firm that's looking to improve or continue its design-related strengths and focus, and the resume reads like someone who knows how to design well but not over-design.  Would that I were so sharp myself!

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you that the vertical text is a great use of space, and shows a sense of "design".

    The image is a great touch, although a link to a website or blog showing your portfolio is almost mandatory. (Of course this information might be redacted.)

    Your resume is a design problem, so don't go with a default template or a default font or default anything.

    Just like architecture your resume should address the utilitarian issues (the text) as well as inspire (the layout).