Category Archives: Student Résumé

Weiwen Wang Resume

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The principle I followed when I made my resume is trying to make it as much clear as possible. Thus I use strategies of color, font, size and space to make hierarchy in my resume to make it readable.  Contact information is always the most important, so I separate it with other contents to make it stand out. I put my experience in the first category because I think it is the  most important thing I want to show people. My wordmark is bold and sans serif, and I think it seems serious and young. I also use light blue in my resume, because it is a contrast to black.

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Zhang Yijin– Resume Design Version 2

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It was a interesting project, and I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks to the plain design that I got, I can use Syracuse Orange that I wanted to use.

To communicate information efficiently to a communication corporation or a public relations company, I tried to make resume as simple as possible. Meanwhile, I set a littlt text box in the bottom right corner to make it central symmetric with wordmark. Yet, my first version was plain, and also, text box in the right corner seemed strange. So I gave up the central symmetric idea, then I got a concise but boring resume.  To make it more interesting, I used Syracuse Orange, and got my final version.  I am trying to work on other versions, maybe write down more content to enrich it, but I will control the content to make space for the cute orange.

Resume Design_Wen Xin

Wen Xin Resume

I designed the final version of my resume based on the idea of simplicity and elegance. I would like to catch the readers’ eyes at the first point and showed them the impression of who I am. I will explain my rational as follows.

I tried to show my own personality in the word mark. In the beginning, I put some efforts to figure out what kind of typeface I should use. While looking through the typefaces of Suitcase Fusion 5, I found several possible typefaces, such as Pompeia srd, Aachen Std Bold, and Revue Std, but Blue Island Std made me feel interesting and I immediately put it into InDesign. While typing my name via Blue Island, I had the feeling that this was exactly the typeface I needed.

I chose Minion Pro as my final decision of my content fonts. I had been struggling with several choices before,like Avenir. And I made a difficult decision on choosing between Minion and Baskerville. But I chose Minion finally because the modern serif style made me feel more high-quality than the classic style.

For the style sheet, I explored several margins, 4p8, 3p5 etc. However, I chose 3p10 in the end because it is not condensed and it gave the readers a good visual experience. For the Paragraph Style, I changed twice. At first, I put the space before and after as 0p1, but it’s kind of separating your eye on the sheet. So I changed it to the space before as 0p3, and after as 0p1.

In a word, this is my first time to use Adobe InDesign to design something for myself and it’s such a great experience for me to explore the software by doing something of your own and by your own. I enjoy it a lot.

McMullin Jamel Resume

McMullin Jamel Resume

For this design I decided to go with a clean, modern and fluent design. I wanted to have direction in a way that the redaer would have to start left, go right and continue downwards.My tagert market was public relations firms. These firms typically want resumes that are straight forward and direct. Some problems that I faced during this project was trying to figure out a way to use space correctly on the page. I also had to go away from my comfort zone when thinking of designs for the resume. I wanted to be perceived as someone who has structure and well organized.

 

 

Zhang Yijin– Resume Design Version 1

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It was an interesting project, and I quite enjoyed it. Thanks to the plain design that I did, I could use Syracuse Orange that I wanted to use.

To communicate information efficiently to a communication corporation or a public relations company, I tried to make resume as simple as possible. Meanwhile, I set a littlt text box in the bottom right corner to make it central symmetric with wordmark. Yet, my first version was plain, and also, text box in the right corner seemed strange. So I gave up the central symmetric idea, then I got a concise but boring resume.  To make it more interesting, I used Syracuse Orange, and got my final version.  I am trying to work on other versions, maybe write down more content to enrich it, but I will control the content to make space for the cute orange.

 

Stallknecht, Matt – Project 1, Resume

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I entered the resume project hoping to design a resume that had clean lines and a look that was both modern and minimalistic. My target market, sports PR agencies, tend to be very modern and progressive, and this is reflected in the design of their branding. Such agencies feature branding which is clean, stylish, and minimalistic, all while still giving you all of the important information that you need as a reader. I took this as inspiration for my wordmark, which has a modern yet simple look, and carried that thought process thoughout the rest of the resume.

Luckily for me, the design instructions for this project essentially encouraged us to pursue this look, and most of the resume examples shown during lecture sessions fit the exact aesthetic that I was going for. As such, I designed a resume that reflects much of the clean, simple style that my target market tends to feature in their own branding.

McTigue, Gerard Resume Project

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The name of the game for my resume was to somehow give it a modern, clean look with traditional and classic characteristics. My personality and interests are a mix of old and new, so my resume needed to reflect this. I mixed a serif (Trajan Pro) and sans serif (Futura Std) to add both aesthetics to my work. I opted to use a more traditional layout for my information, and used a sans serif to make the text clean and easy-to-read. I went back and forth on using colour in my resume, but decided against it in the end as I felt it did not reflect the look for which I was going. I also have a lot of content on my resume and needed to find a way to make sure it did not weigh down the page. I think, in the end, my use of typefaces, my page layout, and my overall design, communicate who I am as a personal and as a professional.

Flattery, Caitlin Resume Project

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Flattery_Caitlin_GRA6171_Summer15_ResumeAs our instructors have been stressing the importance and significance of everyone’s individual brand, I wanted to make sure that I was representing myself in my design. A résumé is a very explicit representation of your image- both professional and personal- so I approached this design carefully. The PD program opens doors to many career sectors, so my audience can vary from a university seeking a French professor, to a Francophone tech start-up seeking interpreters, to a government agency/department or NGO. Therefore, it was best to keep the design simple, very organized, clean, and modern so that it could be easily manipulated for each intended audience member. In order to be perceived as the forward, organized, and well-versed, I formatted my résumé in a clean-cut, minimalist style.

For my word mark and section headers, the typeface I used was Kabel LT in a book and heavy style. For my content, I used the Devanagari Sangam MN typeface using various values to select the perfect value for each parameter. The fonts ranged from size 9 to 44. I wanted it to be airy and tension-free, so I used 4p0 borders around the entire page, and two columns to add symmetry. The tracking values ranged from 20 to 270, and the kerning tool wasn’t used. The leading values ranged from 9 to 16. I did not use any color.