Developing a Creative Resume

The standard advice for developing a resume is to focus on clean, easy-to-read, traditional formatting. However, some fields require creativity and strong design skills – and what better way to display your aesthetic acumen than with a creatively designed resume?

There are numerous online resources to help students pursuing occupations in the art and design arena craft a beautiful and compelling creative resume. Here are some of the best we have found:

Drexel University: Developing a Creative Resume includes tips and samples.
Creative Circle offers a comprehensive Resume Guide for professional creatives.
Most designers will be skilled in using Adobe and other design products, but Canva provides several templates that may serve as inspiration.
Robert Half provides employment and executive search services nationwide. Check out their graphic design resume tips here.

Keep in mind that your creative resume should reflect your skills and aesthetic flair, so be careful not to overuse template design elements.

For more information about developing your creative resume, check out this recent article.

By Monica Clem
Monica Clem Executive Director, Career Development and Experiential Learning Monica Clem