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My New Resume

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Published: September 7, 2011
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EDIT: Changes made to the resume thanks to some helpful advice from :iconlieyso:

Moving to a new city soon, so I designed myself a new resume. Not sure why; I don't think there are too many design jobs that I would be qualified to apply for.

It's done in the style of an old comic book toy ad from the 80s. The Lorem Ipsum text would be replaced with my cover letter. Design critiques would be welcome, I don't have as much design stuff to show as I wish I did.
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2475x3225px 2.6 MB
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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kjbykjProfessional Artist
Love the cheeky undertones
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Keko-IllustrationsHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, nice work on the resume =) It hasn't hit me yet on how to make my resume more creative like this.. It communicates really well on so many levels.
heehee, gotta love lorem ipsum.
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VimislikArtProfessional Digital Artist
Honestly, the idea never "hit me". I had to do a LOT of research, and quite a bit of brainstorming before I came up with this. Plus, this is like, the 4th resume I've tried to put together "creatively"; this was just the first one I felt like posting on deviantart.
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Keko-IllustrationsHobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha, okay thanks for the tip. I've written a lot of resumes too. looks like I'll have to get out the good old brainstorming tool :)
Lieyso's avatar
This is really good! I like your text hierarchy alot, and the design communicates what you want it to!
In the callouts, though, for the contact information, I might try to get call on the top line, to keep the focus of the second line on the call out for your number. It'll also be good for some repetition.

The only other thing I might recommend is make the toy stand a little straighter. It interrupts the eye flow for me a little. If you're going to tilt it I'd definitely try to lead it into something.
Even maybe just rotating the body a little might help, the positioning of the head is pretty good. If you wanted you could always use that flat line on the top of your head for some alignment!

But really overall this is super cool, and really creative! I certainly hope you get to use it sometime in the future!

Will you be printing this privately, or what's your plan for that?
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VimislikArtProfessional Digital Artist
I'll tilt the figurine to be a little straighter right now, and I'll move the ordering of the call to action text.

Right now, I've sent the resume to a couple companies that had openings, and I'll be taking a few copies down with me to NYC while I'm there, just in case. I've managed to get a decently sized copy of it down to a 1.5mb .pdf file, so most companies' job sites can let me attach it to their online job form.
tdlob's avatar
Genius, you may not get the jobs you would consider yourself "unqualified" for. but you will certainly garner some attention.
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VimislikArtProfessional Digital Artist
Good attention, I hope.
tdlob's avatar
I'm sure it will be. :)
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