When I sat down to do my rough sketches, I opened my resume, which is currently in a Word document, and just stared at it. It was hard to imagine it as anything else but boring, black & white Times New Roman text. So I did some googling and found a few Before & After shots of resumes, first as Word docs, then redone with graphics. Although these examples don’t necessarily follow the guidelines we were given to make our new resumes, looking at a few of these made it easier for me to start brainstorming different layouts, designs, typefaces, and color choices. It especially helped me to see how I can give my resume a new personality with these tools. All three of these started out looking the same – boring, like mine looks now – but became very different after they were made-over with graphics software. Hope this helps all of you get started brainstorming too!
P.s. these came from Pinterest boards if you want to do some searching of your own!