The 20 most creative resumes i’ve seen in a long time. Pure inspiration

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Grant Friedman
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Great post!

Thomas Mejer
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Thanks for sharing. I find much inspiration in your posts.

Jacob from JobMob
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Nice one, Francesco. I actually have some of these on my upcoming volume III, you scooped me :)

Sacha
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Nice collection !

You can check out mine, too:

http://www.sachagreif.com/blog/new-resume/

sachin khobragade
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nice collection of cv’s

Mark
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Meh. I’d toss those the minute they came across my desk. Keep your CV professional, concise, and easy to scan – go wild with your portfolio and work samples.

syed
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super great post!

Meroko
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I’d be interested to know what kind of responses these resumes get. I don’t deny they are very creative and inventive, but with most jobs these days going into an automated database (uploading word docs), are these resumes really working for them? I hold out hope that they are, I’d… Read more »
sanjuro
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Amazing work… but it makes you feel like crap afterwards if you can’t even draw a straight line. Even worse if your resume is practically empty.

Moksha
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wonderful really great thanks for sharing it

vijay karthik
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amazing, you come up with some of teh best stuff, and thats one reason I am always hooked to you blog,

my friend too designed an interesting resume, and the same can be made as a .pdf document for online use.

Bunny got Blog
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This is very good :)

Seraphim Collective
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Thanks again for another truly inspirational post.

Inspirational..
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These are quite inspirational.. thank you for sharing them with us :)

arjan
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Brilliant. I´ll put it up on my site as well

ryder
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briliant! just what i needed!!!! for inspiration for my personal CV! the most useful post ever on line!!!!

selim çarsancakl?
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coool. i like that….
http://www.ortakpayda.info

hüseyin
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Shivadevi
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These are really attractive resumes, although they apply more for creative positions. I think we can always tweak them to apply to our line of work. Thanks Francesco for sharing! Would love to swap ideas with you in real life if not for the distance ;) (you in Italy and… Read more »
Resume Docket
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Great templates for resumes. Although some of these may be a bit over the top but depending on the industry applied to, some of these may be exactly what is needed to stand out from a crowd and ensure acceptance to the advertised job position.

Max Weir
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Fantastic! I’m in the process of creating my own CV and this will be a great source of inspiration! Thanks.

Resume Revisions
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lol Great Great ideas. its amazing to just come up with these ideas

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Kelly C.
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These look awesome, but I think they’re rather impractical. I think most employers want one page if possible. And I also think the download-able CV should be black & white. You don’t want to make someone use up their color ink just for your resume. Seems wasteful. With those restraints… Read more »
Creative Recruiter
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Black & White? For a bank maybe.

A resume is only about differentiating yourself from others. And sometimes, that comes in pages, dimension and color.

Mike
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I agree with Kelly C. As an animator/compositor when I had a well-designed graphical resume, the folks at ILM told me that if I did not have a straight text resume that they could just print in black and white, then they would simply skip me. period. Seems to be… Read more »
Mags
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I disagree with Kelly. I am sure if a designer has spent so much time creating such an amazing CV, S/he would send it in the post or even better, in person.

Jon
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As a newly graduated Graphic Designer from a 4-year university, I’ve been taught that resume’s of this nature ARE impractical, that employers want a resume that fits on one page. It’s ok to design that one page to show your skill (e.g. NOT a B&W word document as if you… Read more »
Greig
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You have been taught incorrectly Jon.

wwater
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@Kelly C : I agree with you. These kind of resumes will not work when applying for jobs, even to creative jobs. I suggest they either fit in as a part of ones portfolio or be an addition to a 1 page b&w “wordprocessor” CV. One can always have two… Read more »
Lauraads
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It’s really simply what we’ve been doing with creative resumes for years — you simply send in a plain black and white version along with the graphical one and it’s the best of both worlds; shows your design talent and your practical understanding of an employer’s needs. Throw the 1-page… Read more »
AthenaEmily
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They look awesome and very inspiring.

Brandon
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It’s nice to see some fresh design but I recall when I was preparing for the job world, I was told at a Planet Propaganda seminar that most companies hate overblown resumes, especially HR reps, Instead choosing good typography choices and organization.

david
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Some very cool stuff there! I’m just wondering what people here think of my resume? I’ve kept it very very simple. Plz take a look at: http://davdesign.net/mycv/ I’ve kept everything on one single page and I think there’s a nice flow in it. Decide for yourself… (I used to have… Read more »
VoteAudrey
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Very creative, perfect for those in design, marketing or advertising.

Soh
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Holy… these designers will mos def land that job! Amazing and very inspirational~

Design Forums
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Great collection of examples Francesco.
Some ingenious ideas!!

crazywabbit
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there is a time for everything, If i want to see creativity i check your portfolio.

Lara
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these are amazing!! i am so jealous!! i guess i need to go work on mine and add a bit of colour! :)

Kristin Andrews
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Couldn’t have come at a better time. I am updating my resume as we speak. Thanks for the post.

Timothy
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These are amazing.

@DDGriffith
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These are all very exceptional. A lot of time and creativity went in. An sharp employer should consider what good use that energy could be put to!

Luther Spicer
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When I was Art Director for a design agency I would regularly receive resumés, sometimes on a daily basis. 99% of the time it was from designers attempting to create something that helps them stand out from the crowd and show off their abilities. However, most Art Directors or people… Read more »
Smartist
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Agree. Some of these are great, but cumbersome and don’t take the reader into account. Same goes for demo reels!

Christian
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Agree!

Gis
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Really inspiring!

Harsha M V
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the best thing i have seen lately

Örnek CV
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Hi,
thanks very good cv. Bays

Belinda
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I think these are amazing. I would have thought for a designing job an employer would certainly appreciate the effort gone into these. God knows if I got a B&W resume or any one of those featured I know who I’d be keen to give the job to.

Mike
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I tend to agree and disagree to both arguments. I believe in 95% of the time you really do need to supply the resume/c.v. in black + white, however that does not stop you from being a little creative with it. I guess the purpose of the article was to… Read more »
anna maria lopez lopez
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Great resource! Many people ask me how to create a good resume and these are great examples. Thanks for sharing!

Marla Erwin
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I hate to say it, but these resumes scream “Student!” to me. They tell me that the person designing the resume may be an excellent designer (and many of these are) but probably has very little real-world experience. You will usually be asked to send in a resume either in… Read more »
Christian
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agree 100%

Tia Dobi
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You got it Maria!
Direct response stats definitely make the grade…and not too easy to come by eh?
A little bit harder than designing…design that sells.

I believe the Caples Awards have a few of those.
-Tia

Greg Osborne
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I think you are the only sane person here.

Christian
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I mostly like the designs … but honestly I’m not sure if over-designing a resume is the right thing to do. Are these resumes targeted to be stared by design savy HRs?, if so, good work & best luck! But if they are meant to be read by HR professionals,… Read more »
Greig
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Im afraid to say that a lot of you seem to have missed the point here. I wonder how many of you are actual designers operating at a decent level. Someone’s point of creating a CV on a single side of A4 and all this talk of black and white… Read more »
Tia Dobi
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Having lived both overseas and here in the states, what I know for sure is that in America, these are highly impractical. One can argue–and file 13 at the hands of any recruiter hiring manager art director producer etc etc etc has the final say. (What’s the point of arguing?… Read more »
aleta
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Fantastic!! Simply fantastic. These examples have given me a lot of inspiration! Thank you

Benn
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Some of them are quite nice. Conceptually, the Character Resume is a interesting idea but it doesn’t deserve to be here with some of the others. It’s poorly executed, and has the potential to scare of a potential employer due to the content, or on the other hand, for an… Read more »
Nick
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I think he was applying for a game company, so it’s probably ok.

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