Minimalistic Resume Design

Problem

A client came to me with a request to design a resume that could stand out in a crowd without being flashy or overwhelming.  Although he had done some web developing in high school, this was his first time applying for a real job and he wanted his resume to be organized and professional with a focus on varying skills.

Solution

We met and discussed his experience, training, qualifications and desires for employment. From this, I organized the information into groups, then ordered them from most important and relevant information to least. I then spent some time researching different ideas for presenting the information. The result is a minimalistic approach to a simple resume. Grey variations with blue undertones give the feeling of importance and professionalism, while not being distracting. Fonts the headers were chosen for their ease of readability and their unique strong nature. Paired with a strong, easy to scan font for the paragraphs makes this resume easy to scan while retaining a unique quality. The contrast between the dark sidebar and the white content area draws viewers’ attention to the most important information first and then subtly falls to the background as they explore the rest of the document.

Result

The designed was delivered within the week and after a month of applying, he got the job he wanted.

Graphic Designer / Programmer Resume

Problem

This is a project that I came up with myself. I decided that I wanted to create a very unique, visually interesting resume that had small technical accents. I wanted to make the resume speak for itself in regards to graphic design ability, and to provide an eye-catching intuitive way to move through the other vital information provided on the resume.

Solution

With the given content I stripped away everything that was unnecessary information to get to the most important, core information. I then began playing around with different geometric shapes. Colors then came into play when I decided that light text on a dark background would be a good way to grab attention and guide the user to the information. Light blue lines are used throughout the design to guide the user from piece of information to the next. Small accents were added to the lines inspired by computer chips.

Result

Very minimalistic, eye-catching resume that naturally moves you through from one piece of information to the next.

Foods with Judes – Postcard

Problem

Judes came to us with a request to design a postcard for her upcoming speaking event in Boston. She needed a postcard that would advertise her new eBook, Lean Body, Smart Life, as well as promote her other products and services.

Solution

On the front of the card, the book cover is clearly displayed as both a physical book and an eBook, making it easy to see what is being advertised. A simple bubble is used to bring attention to the launch date of the eBook, while not taking away from the over all look of the postcard. The back is very simple and straightforward, with a picture of here and her other products and services, as well as her logo strategically placed in the bottom right corner so as to be the last and most rememberable part of the card.

Result

The cards were a hit at her conference, helping to spread the word about her business and upcoming products.