10 Brilliant Graphic Designer Resume Examples For Your Self Promotion Inspiration

So you’re a talented graphic designer, but you have no idea on how to promote your self 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

Graphic design resume - fake medication delivers a copywriting painkiller

Graphic design resume - fake medication delivers a copywriting painkiller

Graphic design resume - fake medication delivers a copywriting painkiller

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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

Graphic design resume - newspaper style

Graphic design resume - newspaper style

Graphic design resume - newspaper style

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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

Graphic resume design - self promotion - tote bag and - folded cv

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“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

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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

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“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

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Related post: How to Become A Creative Director – 7 Simple Tips


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

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“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

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9. Free Resume Template

A free resume template created by Sadique P that is easy to customize. Download it here.

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10. Free Simple Resume

Another free resume template created by Bro Luthfi.

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“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, this guide is designed to help you fast and effectively.

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My name is Outmane Amahou, 2D / 3D graphic designer and artist.
I like drawing and painting. I'm an avid reader of books in various fields such as creativity, innovation, and technology.
I have a great appreciation for minimalism in art, design, and life.

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