Let’s create a Designers CV to win you the job!
So you’ve seen a creative / design based role online that you would like to apply for and now it’s time to give your CV a touch-up, but now you’re worrying about how creatively designed it actually needs to be!
As the need for more experienced and creative Designers rises, job seekers looking for a role in that arena will need to up their game when it comes to putting together a CV. You need to fight off the competition to ensure you get shortlisted for an interview!
You need to drum up interest in your CV by really putting your creative skills to the max, this CV needs to ideally be the best piece of ‘work’ you’re ever going to create.
If you are going to put something unique together, then you need to remember to include easy to read and informative details about yourself and your skillset. Don’t just put together something colourful and visually attractive; don’t forget that this is a CV, give it a good balance!
I thought I would show some of the most creative CV’s I’ve personally come across online whilst working here, they might even inspire you to create something similar:
This is a great one; Sid created this as a concept, but it was unfortunately never physically created, but it still demonstrates his skills and proficiency with graphics editing softwares. His 2004 CV isn’t too shabby (putting it lightly) either!
This one is my favourite of the lot! Robby Leonardi, a multidisciplinary designer put together this video game themed CV to showcase himself to the ‘player’. If you’re a Designer and coding expert like Robby, then you need a CV like this!
Zhi Liang has put together this excellent infographic CV, it’s definitely another excellent one that stands out from the crowd; it catches the readers eye straight away and (importantly) showcases his qualifications and skills without it looking messy and ‘crammed’.
Here’s another infographic CV created by Gary Corr, which neatly unfolds into three different sections; one side pulls the reader in and then tells them to turn over, where they can find his education, work experience and more!
This is another unfolding / folding CV that was put together by Amber Van Mieghem. If this fantastic opener doesn’t get the employers attention, then I don’t know what will!
This final one features a great design on a milk carton! This is another concept creation, which (to my knowledge) I don’t believe was ever physically created, unfortunately.
That’s it for this one! Hopefully you’re now inspired to create a glorious Designers CV which will win you the interview, and maybe even the job!
If you want to see more of these, then just go to somewhere like Pinterest and search for ‘CV designs’ or ‘creative CV’, for example, there are thousands more of these great creations out there!