50 Shades Of Resume #2: The Splash


Resume 2

Our second resume is from Eduardo Lino of Brazil. I call it the “Splash.”

Eduardo’s resume is an interesting mixture of a standard resume design that’s easily readable, but has many layers to it – it literally looks like a series of papers and sticky notes atop a paint-splattered surface. He’s’ also got an eye-catching black, white, and yellow color scheme that really catches your attention.

The High Points of this splashy resume are:

  • It’s both colorful and readable. He manages a resume that stands out and still can be easily understood.
  • There’s a bit of whimsy to it with the paper-and-notes metaphor. It shows a sense of humor.
  • It’s information-dense – he does a lot with one page – but it doesn’t feel overcrowded.
  • It’s subtle. This resume avoids going over the top with it’s design, and thus I think communicates his graphical skills well.
  • The rating of his skills shows honesty – he’s willing to admit “I just have the basics” for some things.
  • Frankly, it’s a generally attractive resume. It feels like it’s meant to be read.

The limits of “The Splash” are:

  • This is a resume that may not work well on two pages, or he’d have to redesign it.
  • There’s not a lot of room for detail on what was done at his past employers.

Steve’s Summary: If this resume was handed to me, I’d appreciate the balance of readability and style. There’s a thoughtfulness here in design that speaks to me and makes me want to know more about the person.

[“50 Shades of Resume” is an analysis of various interesting resumes to celebrate the launch of the second edition of my book “Fan To Pro” and to give our readers inspiration for their own unique creations.]

– Steven Savage