50 Shades Of Resume #32: The Illustration

Resume 32

Some people throw out the usual resume design, and Edith Manza did just that. In fact she turns the entire thing around by doing an illustration to hold her resume. Or possible express a fear of cephalopods, but I’m betting on doing things differently. It was part of a school project, which is probably something more teachers should consider.

This is a different take from some “throw out the resume” designs in that she’s not really re-interpreting the resume. It makes it very interesting to analyze.

Some takeaways:

  • This is actually a complete resume, showing skills, background, and so forth.
  • It’s a very different take. It’s an obvious attention-getter – and it does work.
  • She mixes up the fonts by using different headers. That works well to make things stand out – using the same font for everything would be very dull.
  • The picture and text actually interact. It goes beyond “resume put on a picture” which shows thoughtfulness.
  • It shows off her art skills quite obviously.

A few things I’d change:

  • I think the text could be a little bolder and larger in some cases, it’s hard to read.
  • The interactions with the text is a nice touch, but I think the angling of the text and so forth makes it a bit hard to read.

Really this is one of those resumes that is its own thing. Which also says a lot about the artist.

Steve’s Summary: I’d enjoy getting a resume like this – it has all the information while showing a lot of cleverness and skill.

[“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