For a designer, a resume isn’t just a summary of your work experience; it’s a key portfolio piece that demonstrates your creative style, as well as your typographic, layout, and illustrational skills. So it’s crucial that you give a lot of consideration to the approach you’ll take on it, as well as how you’ll integrate it into your identity system as a whole. When you’ve finessed the content that you want to include, start with this checklist to make decisions on how your design will turn out.
Master the Basics
Conceptualize Your Identity System
Your resume should never be a standalone piece of work; as a part of your cohesive “brand,” it has to work with your business cards and portfolio design at minimum. And the visual language you choose to use should also be easily incorporated into other branding materials that you might choose to make in the future. This identity system is consistent as well as beautiful, and you can easily see how the typography, layout, and illustrations could be used in a variety of applications.