The fastest way to compromise your chance of landing a job in a creative field is to submit a traditional resume. A resume is as good as an advertisement for oneself,Creative professionals need to use their resumes as a tool to show their creativity and design abilities. ,A resume is your single greatest asset and first impression. If your resume comes across as weak and lacking information, you’ll stand a lesser chance of landing the position or deal you want.

Here i’ve collected 27 examples of beautiful and impressive resume designs of creative porfessionals, which will impressive you in designing your own terrific resume for your job hunt

1.) CV by Verine

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2.) Curriculum vitate by Sofiane42

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3.) CVs by Fransanchez

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4.) MY RESUME by Arianedenise

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5.) My Resume by Littlearashi

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6.) Typographic Resume by Mac1388

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7.) Resume Confidential 2008 by Sercantunali

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8.) Bart Claeys

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9.) Life Chart – Beta

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10.) Resume Sidsantos by Killersid

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11.) Resume by Regularpet

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12.) Curriculum Vitae by Jonny Rocket

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13.) kenjiBoy resume by Kenji2030

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14.) jobmob.co.il

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15.) My CV Design by Jordygreen

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16.) Kamilmytnik

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17.) My Graphic Design Resume by Mr SunnyBlack

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18.) My resume by WishRecurred

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19.) Resume by Zxcxvxc

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20.) Personal Resume 2010 by Heeeeman

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21.) Curriculum Vitae PDF by Dizzia

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22.) JohnMork Resume

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23.) sebdesign

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24.) My Resume by Montia

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25.) My resume

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26.) MY RESUME by Darthkix

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27.) Curriculum Vitae by AkiDesign

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78 Comments

  1. Seems there are only about 12 creatively designed resumes in existence on the internet, considering Ive been seeing these same ones repeated in every post about creative resumes for the last 3 years.

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  2. A lot of these are very hard to read, your resume should be readable more than anything else, lest you risk the chance of getting tossed aside.

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  3. One important thing is that a resume should work at black and white, since most of the resumes are printed on monochromatic printers for ink saving.

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  4. Impressive? Effective communication is designed to make the reader’s job easier. How do these do that?

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  6. Very effective. Nice collection. Thanks.

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  7. I agree… Most of them are cool and everything, but from the employer’s perspective, less is more. Readability is essential.
    And since when is Times New Roman cool? :S

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  8. they’re all nice. I agree that cv’s should be readable monochrome…., but for me it’s more important that I’ve a special and cute cv instead a default one. While overviewing serveral of cv’s, a example like one of this will open the eyes and that’s what you’ll have to do if you’re interested for a job!

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  9. Looking at most of them, they’re graphic designers, art directors, inforgraphics people, etc. The whole point of the resumes being flashy is that they are kind of a ‘demo reel’ of what the people can do, in a quick fashion, as well as a work history and contact info. The resumes are tailored to be appealing to people looking for someone to do that kind of work.

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  10. @ Chorce

    I Completely agree with you, WELL SAID!!

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  11. This is very hot, really very hot, I can’t wait, I would add reference it in my blog. Thank you very much. 🙂 Best wishes.

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  13. Most of these aren’t readable and would get tossed in the trash immediately, and rightly so. Save your “creativity” for your work. That’s why you have a portfoloio. Communication isn’t about a bunch of pretty objects put into the wrong setting. I know most HR people – the target audience – would prefer to see qualifications that lead to actual work, not a piece of illegible art.

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  14. I agree with Jack. Most of these are too distracting. #22-#24 is the best out of all of them. The HR people just want to see information…

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  15. big company (a.k.a HR people) probably throw most away. But small company probably would love it, afterall they are trying out for the content creation/creative business.

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  16. Amazing examples, i will definitely use this for inspiration when i update mine.

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  17. I always think its great to have your CV/Resume designed because it is certainly also a example of your aesthetic…with that said, I think John Mork’s resume is really elegant and happening!

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  18. Brilliant work! Truly impressive. Love these guys… so inspiring! Cheers

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  19. Nice Collections da…. Super da bujju…

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  20. Very Nicely Designed CVs !

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  21. Very good for industry insiders. However not so good for those outside the design field. It would be a gamble nowadays to use the “vanilla resume” in the design field.

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  22. Your blog has helped me out so much!

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  24. Your creative should be in your portfolio, not on your resume.

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  25. Killed by numbers… It is very easy to convert human to graph or some numbers. And a lot of other graphs are happy to see it colored and well designed.

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  28. Nice Collections,super blog ,kombice kombi

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  29. I think some are good because they can actually be read. The others are not effective because they aren’t easy to read at a glance and people (HR people) don’t have time to sit and figure out the puzzles that some of these resumes provide. I agree with JRB’s comment that the creativity should be shown in your portfolio not in your resume, unless of course the design correlates with your “brand.” But I presume, different strokes for different folks.

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  30. Most of these are the ones you would bring with you, not the ones that you would send via email or fax (which are the ones that should look corporate and completely legible). By the time you’re in their office, the art director should have already seen your resume and be at least a little familiar with your skills. These resumes serve to be impressive and eye candy. Legibility is necessary, but the designs should also stand out and show your own personal style.

    And as far as portfolio work that should show all your skills – For people who are straight out of school, their design portfolios are sometimes limited, and often times not real world work. The extra opportunity to show off your skills in branding yourself and showing successful consistency (making sure your resume and cover letter match, etc) can be really important in the search for a job.

    The one you send to HR should be simple and form fitted and worded for automated searches and staff assistants who are looking for the exact words that their boss hands down (like looking for “Photoshop” versus “Adobe Suite”).

    All in all, I think most of these resumes work well as what they are. None of them are unreadable. They are just seemingly unorganized, but are done so for designs sake. I always have an HR copy and an Art Director copy (and suggest other people do too). Two different types of mind = two different types of resume.

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  31. Very good article. Looking forward to seeing you write more about this subject.

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  32. If I wan’t to publish my CV, how I can do it?

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  33. I’m not a professional art designer, but most of those look waaaay too busy and unreadable :/

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  35. Agree with Ashley. HR people are morons. The simple CV (still elegantly designed) is designed to get you past these roadblocks. Save creative design for the portfolio you show to someone who can appreciate it.

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  36. FRANCIS HOMO LMFAO

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  37. Nice, very effective collection. I will also use one of the design when I update my resume. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work DzineBlog.com!

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  38. These are CV’s of people in the design field, right? So the design is the thing to “read” here, is it not? I find them to be great in that sense!!! and they tell much more about you (if you are a creative person) then the bla, bla, bla… if the design is cool enough your employer will be wiling to be challenged and will pay more attention to it… IMHO

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  39. Nice article. Wish we were given some of this kind of preparation from our University courses! For those of you preparing for design jobs, we’ve recently 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.

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  40. The thing here is that those are probably designer’s cvs or so, meaning that they don’t require to be easy to read or monochromatic such as for other jobs .. I find them very effective instead. Nice collection thx!

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  43. an additional example @ http://www.yucesoy.com This one has a potential and could have interactive tricks instead of static layout but I loved it.

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  44. These are some really cool resume designs however some are a bit busy and hard to read for my taste.

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  45. Its looks awesome! I love so much the pictures which really helps.

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  46. I would hate to have to update my resume with a resume as visually detailed as some of these are.

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  47. They are really impressive!

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  48. Kamil Mytnik #16 is my personal choice. I like the clean simplicity the crest or emblem with the dash of colour is quite a nice contrast. The body copy may be a bit small but overall nice use of whitespace. Some of the others missed the point. The messages were too understated.

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  49. Very creative 🙂

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  50. Really impressive designs, although I would not risk to send any of these colorful CVs to companies in Canada, because they will print them in B&W, and will loose the impression. But nice work definitely!!! Hope these guys are hired already.

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  51. These are pretty bad, typography is a joke.

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  52. I found a pretty good website for CV creating, its http://howtomakeacv.wordpress.com – the guy seems to know what he’s talking about and offers some pretty god advice for CV writing

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  53. This gives me so many ideas to go with on my resume. Thanks for sharing this post!

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  54. Yeah, some of these are cool but close to unreadable… maybe in a strictly design environment but as someone said, that’s what your portfolio is for. And who’s going to print the colour ones?

    Also, many of have no room for work experience, really. It’s hilarious – one has newspaper route. This are overly elaborate to compensate for limited work experience, I think. Not all but a goodly amount. I have far to much experience for these models. That said, there are many nice elements here to inspire me as I craft my own.

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  55. Great work……..interesting AND innovative.

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  56. I would say that many of those CV’s are aesthetically good looking, but beautiful design, doesn’t mean aesthetics only. Usability is one of the criteria which wasn’t met by most of the CV.

    Producing design which is aesthetically pleasant and well thought in terms of usability is way more important than having superbly designed aesthetics.

    That said, the most beautiful design in my opinion is by John Mork’s.

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  57. As someone who has recruited designers for around 5 years and read literally hundreds of CV’s, I would instantly discard 95% of these.

    I think its a bit arrogant to make such a fancy looking CV that makes the reader work really hard to get the information they are looking for.

    When you come to write (not design) your CV, shut down Photoshop, open up Word and lay things out as clearly as possible.

    The fancy designs should be in your portfolio, not your CV.

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  58. I agree that most of them are too fancy and not functionnal and not taking into account that HR people are busy, especially if they are not HR and have loads of others things to manage besides looking at CV’s and applications : they will be impressed by a design but will not bother reading the key to learn how to make sense of the Map CV, and they won’t get the job. It would be interesting to indicate for each CV how many they had to send before getting a job, or changing their CV. Anyways, i made the same mistakes coming out of design school, and was thinking, “with all that i can do, i am not going to make a simple b&w cv, it will look too easy and “undesigned”. Yet it showed i was trying to make up for what wasn’t in the portfolio. Besides, simple isn’t easy, it’s much harder!!!

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  59. i like number 22..simple. and eye catching

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  60. Hai,its looking simple and good,thanks for sharing

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  61. These are really very nice…
    But can we use these CV designs for applying of corporate job?

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  62. At first, I thought N.S. stood for nut-shot by the looks of it.

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  63. I did this last year http://andykinsey.co.uk/CV-short.pdf
    needs a little updating now but I still like the basic idea behind it of keeping it very simple…

    About to update CV and create a new one … hence im here for ideas … some of these luck amazing

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  64. Are people getting jobs with these resumes? They’re cool but also cluttered. I want a job not a laughter

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  65. While some of these are definitely visually interesting in color, they won’t reproduce when copied, which is bad, and which I personally consider to be a red flag. I’d be afraid that the employer would think that I’d have a hard time recognizing and designing for a target market or purpose, and that I’d be a gamble even on the smallest of projects.

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  66. Good and Great jobwork……interesting AND innovative.

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  67. very creative. thanks for sharing these resumes.

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  68. Man, this is awesome, too bad I already have a job, lol

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  69. These are beautiful! Here’s another one to add to the list: 4-Piece Minimalist Resume Set w/ Icons

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  70. Awesome designs. I’d like to add one more to the list. http://www.realtimecv.com/cvdetails

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