20 Smart and Creative Resume Design

Long before you are shortlisted for a job/project, your Resume already go through many expert set of eyes. Thus it is extremely important to show your all creativity & skills and add life to the lifeless resume. Today we have collected best samples to boost your first impression on your future employer.

My Old Designer’s Resume
My Old Designer’s Resume


My Resume
My Resume


Resume
Resume


Creative Resume First Edition
Creative Resume First Edition


icART resume
icART resume


My Recent Resume
My Recent Resume


Resume
Resume


Resume Updated
Resume Updated


Resume W.I.P.
Resume W.I.P.


Curriculum Resume
Curriculum Resume


Resume
Resume


Resume
Resume


Resume
Resume


Resume Espanol
Resume Espanol


Resume
Resume


Server Resume
Server Resume


Resume
Resume


Rei’s Resume
Rei’s Resume


My Resume
My Resume


Resume
Resume

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  • Rapideo

    Great Post, Liked!

    • SloDive

      Glad you like it.

      • Joesph

        Love these resumes…this article actually interviewed some of the designers.

  • Victor Reano

    Do these actually get you interviews? I mean they look very nice, but will employers think this is too much? I’m just a little hesitant on submitting a fairly artsy resume…

  • Sunalini

    Hi Victor

    These kind of resumes are very to be used very cautiously as it leaves the first impression. If you are a designer or related to some creative work, then surely you get an edge over others because you have shown a sample of your creativity even before the 1st meeting.
    But in case your profile doesn’t match the above said criteria, these kind of resumes will look kiddish.

    • Joe

      I’m a designer and these are hands down the worst resumés I’ve ever seen.

      • some guy

        agreed.

      • k-l

        Agreed, I would be more impressed if the designer I’m looking to hire had at least a BASIC understanding of typography, which clearly no one represented in this post does. Gimmicks don’t get jobs, skills do.

  • ghostrider

    While certainly creative, these designer’s resumes will never get more than a cursory glance for several reasons:.

    1) Within most companies,the front lines for hiring are the recruiters. These are usually people with little training or appreciation for the field that they’re working in, whether it be design, construction or business.

    Your resumes will reach these people first, and they will be the ones that make the decision to pass it along to the hiring manager. If your resume is difficult to read, understand, or if the recruiter just doesn’t “get” your style, your resume is headed straight into the trash.

    2) Many companies now use software to read your resume and transfer the relevant data into a database. Again, if your resume is non-standard in its format in any way, you will never get into their system.

    3) Finally, these resumes fail spectacularly at the primary purpose of a resume: to convey important information about yourself. Each of the examples are heavy on style, but don’t communicate the information effectively, which by the way, is the whole idea behind design.

    Design for the CONTENT, instead of fitting the content to your design. Spend more time crafting what you want to say and let your credentials speak for themselves. Link to a portfolio to show off your work, instead of trying desperately to flaunt your creativity using a medium that is inappropriate.

  • Owen

    ewww….

  • Chris

    An a designer, I can appreciate the ambition of some of them. As an employer, I wouldn’t give them a second thought.

  • jose

    I think a nice typeface, color shene and well placed content is more than enought for a resume..

  • nick

    some of these don’t even give ANY information to work experience, skills, education, just some photoshop brushes. Really, really, really weak.

  • SteAm

    Some of them are pretty cool. Others don’t.

  • Feehily

    These are a bit much! I’m all for making it a bit more interesting but the layout should never over power the content. Most of these scream “I am trying too hard because I am trying to disguise that fact I am criminally under qualified for this job!”
    I made my Resume a little different by that I just broke things down into sections with pure typography, the graphics are far too much!…

  • Eko – iBrandStudio

    Amazing, very creative resume design…thanks for the inspiration

  • David

    Nice article. Some interesting examples there.

    For those designers about to break into the working world, we’ve written a brief article for new designers on things to consider when applying for a job. You can view it here:

    design career advice

    Hopefully it might just help someone to get moving in the right directions.

    Thanks for posting.

  • Creative Resume

    Its really good, and time saving, keep sharing..

  • http://slodive.com/inspiration/showcase/20-smart-and-creative-resume-design/ Ahmad

    I like this and coooooooooooooool dasine..

    • http://linuxthebest.com Sinbad Konick

      Yaps really really cool and i also liked it very much indeed..

  • http://stapleydesign.com Craig Stapley

    These resumes are great. Thought I would throw mine out there for praise, bashing or criticism. Here is a link to it :: http://stapleydesign.com/resume_2011.pdf

    Thanks, Craig

  • AJ

    The spelling and grammar is so bad in some of these, it doesn’t matter what they look like.

  • Simon

    Typography is off, layout is off, they’re over designed and yet don’t give the reader enough info. But I’d be willing to overlook all of that. What I can’t over look is basic spelling mistakes.

  • arslion

    these are very impressive <3

  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    I felt pretty good about my CV. But now I feel even better viewing up on the samples you’ve outlined in your article.

  • Jai

    Nice design of resumes here but I still prefer the conventional design for resume. Heheheh!

  • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

    These designs are very creative indeed. Can you please share some professional designs as-well?

  • Prabha

    Wow these resume designs are really smart and very much creative they will surely give nice impression.

  • Tarun Jaitely

    These resume designs are very creative. They are looking amazing. Thanks for this great collection.

  • Kamal

    Good collection of resumes. Though this type of resumes cannot be used by all, still these are for apt for designers as the resume itself will talk about the talent in their designing skills.

  • Bhring Nath Prasad

    Wow! these Smart and Creative Resume Design shared here can really help the people to make there websites to look more creative and unique one .Thanks for sharing these design.