So you’re a talented graphic designer, but you have no idea how to promote yourself to achieve your career goals or find your first dream job. Or you may have also set the goal of becoming an art or a creative director at the peak of your career.
You want to create an eye-catching graphic designer resume, but you’re not sure where to start to find inspiration? You’ll discover in this article a wide range of creative ideas to promote yourself from infographics design to fake medication packages, as well as a self-promotional newspaper and folders.
“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” Quote by Steve Martin
10 Great Graphic Designer Resume Examples Created by Creative Designers
1. Fake Medication Package Resume
“This fake medication was designed as a calling card for copywriter Jon Ryder. The box was mailed out to creative agencies and inside was a ‘patient information leaflet’, printed on 45gsm to replicate the look and feel of authentic pharma packaging.” Jon Ryder
Images: Jon Ryder
2. Newspaper Style Resume
“Instead of the traditional and universal title “CV”, I named mine Path of Life, which is ultimately the meaning of the Latin expression Curriculum Vitae.” Tiffanie Mazellier
Images: Tiffanie Mazellier
3. Self Promotion With a Tote Bag and Folded CV
“Tote bag with application, CV and business cards to promote my self in the search for a job. Playful colors and typography to represent my creativity and bright ideas. New logo and typeface.” Helene Devold
Images: Helene Devold
“Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.” Quote by Katherine Whitehorn
4. CV & Portfolio Mailer
“Everyone loves interesting post days. So, in order to break the mold, I reinvented the typical traditional CV and portfolio that beats simply attaching a copy to the end of an email.” Charlotte Allen
Images: Charlotte Allen
5. Self-Promotion- Packaging
“To captivate the attention of design agencies that I am interested to gain employment, this self-promotional kit was designed, handcrafted, and subsequently mailed out to them.” Lijuan Chew
Images: Lijuan Chew
“If you can DREAM it, you can DO it.” Quote by Walt Disney
6. Infographic Resume with Detachable Parts
Clever resume design entitled “Shameless Self Promotion” by Georgina Bousia
Images: Georgina Bousia
7. Personal Branding – Identity
“This is my personal identity. After I started creating it I realized how difficult it is to search for your real personal identity. If you are working for someone else it is easier to know what the client is looking for. But being your own client can be tricky.” Julia Miceli Pitta
Images: Julia Miceli Pitta
“Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.” Quote by George Lucas
8. Deck Cards Resume
Another brilliant resume design entitled “My CV in a deck” by Margherita Terraneo
Images: Margherita Terraneo
9. Free Resume Template
A free resume template created by Sadique P that is easy to customize. Download it here.
Images: Sadique P
10. Free Simple Resume
Another free resume template created by Bro Luthfi.
Image: Bro Luthfi
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Quote by Confucius
If you want to learn more about self-promotion and portfolio creation, check out the article How To Create The Perfect Portfolio To Show Your Creative Work. To promote your graphic design work.