What to include in a graphic design resume
Graphic designer resume design is much like any other profession but with more emphasis placed on elements of typographically, information design, and aesthetics.
Name and Contact Info
You want to display your name in a very noticeable location along with all your contact
information. You may label yourself as a graphic designer some where in the resume as well
in case some on needs to quickly figure out what type of resume yours is.
Objective (or mission statement)
This where you would write a brief statement about your goals and how you can benefit
your potential employer. Keep it direct and only a couple of sentences. Some resumes don’t
even have this section and instead go right to the experience.
list you job experience here and make sure to include the job title, employment dates and
a brief description of what you did and or accomplished. You can also add the location of
the job if you want, but I don’t think its as important as the other information.
Below is a list of information that should be included in the education section
Your Degree and Major (e.g., BFA in Graphic Design)
Date of Graduation (Month and Year)
College You Attended
Location of Your College (City and State)
This is an area where you can write things such as: extensive experience dealing with
clients, experience managing multiple projects at once and so on. These are real design
related capabilities that relate to how you work with the design process.
List your software, coding and other design skills and organize them into categories if you
have a lot of different technical skills.
If you have won any awards, contests, been featured anywhere or have had any shows put
Employers love to see involvement in the design community so if you belong to any design
organizations then list them here! If not join: AIGA, AdFed, NAPP, etc.
You can list references directly on the resume or state: References available upon request.
Have your references on another page in case they are requested. You could also provide a
link to your linkedIn profile.
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