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25 Examples of Creative Graphic Design Resumes




We all know how important a resume or CV is when applying for a job. It’s the first thing an employer will judge you on before you even get an interview. Some would even argue that this step is even more important that the actual interview. All designers might have similar skills, but who has more creativity?

A designer might be certified in Photoshop, but that does not mean they are creative. Knowing the software inside out is quite handy to speed up your workflow, but what’s the use if you lack the right side of the brain? I know many designers who have no certification but in return create drool worthy work. This is a common delima in the design field, but most firms/agencies are not blind and realize that visual work speaks for itself.

A unique resume is important for many reasons. Not only it does it resemble your personality, but it also speaks your capability and creativity. Putting more effort and thoughts into creating an impressive resume is definitely worthwhile, as it is usually the first thing any employer sees before flipping through your entire portfolio. We are here to help you gain inspiration for this challenging task. So dust off your resume and give it a face-lift!

Useful Tips and Tricks:

  • Print your CV/resume onto high quality paper or card. Why? Because when someone gets a hold of it, they will feel like it needs to be taken care of and not just shoved to the side into a pile.
  • Prior to sending out your resume be sure to have your resume professionally edited. It’s amazing how well a resume can read when “touched” by a professional editor.
  • Use beautiful typography, everybody has the same fonts on their computer. Feel free to check out our font collections.
  • Some web designers take things a step further and create a resume based website to showoff their skills.

Previous Feedback:

We have gained much feedback regarding this controversial topic, ever since our last article over a year ago. Check out some previous comments regarding this matter, some are positive and some negative:

“These are all really, really bad as resumes, and a lot of them are bad from a graphic design point of view. Don’t encourage people to turn in resumes like this.” - Anonymous

“It would be much better if resume’s were always in this format. You would see the creativity in every person.” – Fajas Colombianas

“I am very much grateful to you for posting such an innovative concept of creative resume. This stuff is really helpful.” – Shawn

“These CV’s would end up in the bin to most employers. A CV should be clear and concise, not a piece of artwork. You can show off your work at the interview stages. Employers have 3-5 secs attention span when looking at CVs. If yours is complicated to read then it will be discarded and the person below may get the interview.” – Neil

“Infographics are visually & mentally stimulating. Thanks for sharing!” - Creative Pile

Please remember this obvious fact: These are NOT great examples for everyone looking for a normal job, it is about getting a creative position.

 Note: All images are linked to their source.

Resume by Errol Veloso

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Milan Chudoba CV

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My new resume by Diego Dzienciol

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John Florez / Resume

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CV Resume by Katiuska Padrón

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Personal Resume by Marco Schifano

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Infographic resume by Hee Sun Kim

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Resume by Nerisson

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Curriculum Vitae by Tomy Hoang

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CV by Bernice Beltran

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Infographic Resume by Tina Chen

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Resume Alicia Lyon

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 25 Examples of Creative Graphic Design Resumes

Igor Ovsyannykov

Igor Ovsyannykov is a 23 year old geek, blogger, and designer. He mostly spends his time working here and sharing resourceful knowledge with others. He also enjoys weight lifting, hanging out with friends, and losing his mind to progressive house music. If you would like to reach him, send him an email to inspirationfeed@yahoo.com

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48 Comments

  1. Hi there Igor, I’m Diego, the founder of cvgram.me. Thank you for sharing all these infographics, they look really awesome. If you have any questions about cvgram, just shoot me an email. Diego.

  2. Amazing things here. I am very satisfied to look your article. Thanks a lot and I’m having a look ahead to touch you. Will you please drop me a mail?

  3. Loved the infographic resumes!!

  4. Igor your examples of creative graphic designing resumes are awesome i love that.

  5. Alot of these would be tossed out in the states — they have the person’s age on them. When applying for jobs at companies here you can’t put ages or pictures on your application data. Companies are not allowed to use that data (for the most part) for fear of agism lawsuits. In fact, many have internal regulations that require such information be discarded–kind of trashing the whole point of sending in a resume.

  6. Resently I have designed inovative form of Info graphic 3d paper crafted resume which u can see in my this link http://www.behance.net/gallery/Info-graphic-3d-Paper-Resume/4691783

  7. These are pretty amazing, and they inspired me to re-hash my own with a laboratory notebook feel to it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gemmerich/7722386732/

  8. I love the creativity and the relevance of each person resume that ties into their personal DNA.

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  20. Goran Vrcel says:

    I really hope that the content in these resumes is fake. Nobody should take this seriously, as nobody in the ‘real world’ would get hired if they turned in any of these resumes. A rookie might easily fall in love with this, but be careful. Most resumes are filtered through a database which searches for specific keywords…

    Also, a lot of space is dedicated to graphics rather than to a specific job for which resumes should be written for. I urge people that they meet with hiring professionals, if possible, and ask for resume reviews… Do yourself a favor and get Knock ‘Em Dead Resumes and Knock ‘Em Dead Cover Letters… These books are amazing. Also, keep in mind that it’s most likely not a creative person who is pulling your resume out of a database. It’s someone in HR who knows very little about design…

    The person who looked at my resume, at a magazine place, was awfully boring, spending her days in a plain HR office, working on her PC. My goal was to get the resume through her so that I can impress the creative team…And always be honest. That’s the key.

  21. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  22. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  23. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  24. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  25. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  26. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  27. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  28. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  29. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  30. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  31. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  32. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  33. Devon Chenee says:

    Depends, of course, on who’s looking at the resume. I own a media agency and would expect to see (or at least like to see) a presentation of this sort from a graphic designer… And I am shopping for one.

    Also, it depends on the market as well. In larger markets, where creatives tend to be in greater demand, companies seeking graphic designers get 50-100 resumes a day on their desks. Again, resumes like those above really make a statement.

    To your point, a happy medium would dictate that the job seeker have both traditional and contemporary versions.

  34. Alicia Lyon says:

    My resume is on here. And I got a lot of job offers from it and I’m still in school. My internship hired me solely because of the resume (because I’m still in school and had nothing to put on it at the time)

    I think it really depends on where you’re applying.

  35. Solomon says:

    I like Laurel’s resume. Simple and easy to read, and humbly attractive.
    Frankly these overstated resumes seem like a really bad idea to me.
    Find a nice font, use a nice layout that’s easy to read, mellow color choices, more on the conservative side.
    Also, the bad news is that most employers want a regular word file for email attachments. It’s so they can use a program to scan the qualifications.
    These fancy resumes would ONLY be good on the first page of a portfolio.

  36. Graduate man says:

    these are terrible. It looks like a child is applying for jobs here. And it’s very difficult to actually tell what is being said in each one. They are not comprehensive.

  37. Tim says:

    Really? Bah! You be silly.

  38. Alexander N says:

    These resumes are perfect for GD industry … I think the problem was the HR woman working on her PC …. I got my job just by my CV looking fancy and well designed …

    -CV appearance
    -Experience
    -Design
    -Test

    JOB!!!

  39. Henning says:

    Seriously? These have got to be some of the easiest-to-read resumes I’ve seen. They’re interesting and appealing to the eyes, plus all of the information has been organized in a manner that keeps the reading short and sweet. Please remember that these are NOT going to boring office “nine-to-five” jobs, these resumes are meant for CREATIVE jobs.

  40. King Gamarala says:

    The thing is bosses are not the creative minded and only know numbers. For example no of years of experience etc. You are lucky if the one who want to hire you have that taste. This is good. But you still need to be professional for the job.

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  42. In my view it is better to submit resume in graphical view.Among many competitors i need to provide valid reason why to hire me.So i used this technique and i succeed in my trial.

  43. Peter says:

    Hi, looking for some inspiration to make your resume creative ? Check this blog, the best & the worst creative resumes on the earth : http://www.creative-resume.net :-)

  44. George says:

    For those who don’t have the required skills to create this kind of creative resume, I highly recommend a design service such as http://www.resumebaker.com/

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  47. What the heck is wrong here when 90% of the commenters are writing in title case?? Do you people realize how to use capital letters? The ONLY time each word should begin with a capital letter (that means the first letter is a big letter not a little one)is in a title – like a book, an article, movie, etc. Writing an entire sentence/paragraph like that makes you look like a 3rd grade drop out. Frightening that so many people think this is correct. Use capital letters only at the beginning of sentence or with a proper noun. I will not attempt to define a proper noun to you people.

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