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Curriculum Vitae Design

Discussion in 'Design Jobs & Employment Forum:' started by ladyJ, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. ladyJ

    ladyJ Junior Member


    Feedback on CV style 01 please.

    Thanking you all ;)

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  2. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

  3. rossnorthernunion

    rossnorthernunion Senior Member

    Its hard really to give feedback on a layout full of lorem.

    maybe if it were accurat(ish) information in a designed layout then we could give feedback.

    For now its just text on a sheet with minimal relevant sections.
  4. ralphsaunders

    ralphsaunders Senior Member

  5. Rhonda

    Rhonda Senior Member

    Can you make CVs kind of spruced up like that in the UK? Like are the usually acceptable? Might be good for me to know soon.

    I think it was someone on Linked In, in my Designers Talk group, who once that said its a good idea to make two versions of your resume or in this case, CV. One to be "Pretty" or and one to be "professional" so that you can have an appropriate one depending on what kind of job you're applying for. Although it is possible to have both done to where they look "professional"

    I like where you're going with it though. But agree with Ross on his points. And I am going to second Glen's recommendation about taking tips from Smashing Magazine. Its a great source for anything design and I often look there.
  6. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    People don't want to read CVs, they want to scan them. Make the content easily accessible at first glance, and easy to skim etc. Twenty CVs on a pile, no one is likely to sit and read all that prose.

    Bullet points and a clear hierarchy.
  7. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I agree with Harry. Keep it simple. Mabye go for a stock colour other than white.
  8. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Assuming this is for a graphic design type job I would be focusing more on typography than a logo but thats just me. If you send a cv with what is basically just standard layout MS Word text then I would be questioning if you know about typography etc. I also don't want to have to turn my head sideways (and it's the wrong way in my opinion) just to find out who it's from.

    I'd maybe play on the idea from typo, use a non white background colour and then use a mainly text based design focusing on typography. It would show you understand both colour and typography if you get it right.

    Also ensure there's a clear and obvious link to an online portfolio, I personally wouldn't put any work on my cv but ensure there's a clear way to get to my online presence etc.
  9. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

  10. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Harry your pdf cv's aren't loading
  11. TomStutt

    TomStutt Senior Member

    They loaded fine for me
  12. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Fine here.

    The PDF ones are pretty much useless information-wise btw haha. The HTML one is more up to date, but still not spot on. Just in case anyone was wondering…
  13. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    I'm being told the pdf files aren't there :s

    edit: 1 appears to eventually load, 2 still doesn't

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