After researching different creative CVs, I started to design my own. I have previous done work on creating a personal brand and have created a logo as well as established a colour scheme. I will therefore try to incorporate my personal brand into the design of the CV. I started with a plain word document CV, so I tried to make it visual interesting whilst maintaining the legibility. From my research I found that a lot of the example I saw went too far on the design elements of the CV and lost the legibility and readability of the document. I wanted to prioritise the layout of the document to make it as easy as possible to understand and read through. I went with a two-column approach separated with negative space. Each column was split into sections to cover each area of information on a CV. These areas where Qualifications, Skills, Employment, Interests and Work Experience. Each section was given a title the had lines either side of the text to separate it from the other sections. I then added in an icon to each title to add a visual element to break up the lines of text. The then arranged the information in ways to make it easy to read a possible. I implemented the use of bold type to highlight important parts and sub titles as well as using bullet points to break up text. I used the two types that I use for my personal brand with are CoconPro for Titles and headings and Neue Kabel for body text. I added at the top of the page a header section that used the green and blue colours that are in my personal brand as well as a white out version of my logo. The header section also includes my name and a picture of myself. I like the design and I feel that this is a strong design that is readable yet visually interesting.
I also developed a pdf portfolio. I don’t have many projects I feel are of a good enough standard to include. But hopefully I will produce some good work over the next couple of years at University or outside that I can add into my portfolio. I used the same design style as with my CV and website to keep it consistent across all my work. I used the green blue gradient with titles in the same title heading type. I have a fair bit of video work in the portfolio so its hard represent that well.
I’m Aidan Moore, a Graphic Design student at University Centre St Helens.
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Based in St Helens, Merseyside, UK