I remember putting together my design resumes/curriculum vitaes in the past, I never quite knew how creative, or not I should make it. Mine started from the downright bizarre creative resume when I was in college (a pop up of my head) to something more formal with the addition of an icon or logo. Designing a resume for yourself is one of those things that’s always tricky, just like designing anything for yourself. You are your own worst client who doesn’t have a proper brief 🙂 .

And just in case you were thinking about it, DON’T send a covering letter like this (apparently a real covering letter sent by fax for a graphic design job 😉 .

bad graphic design resume letterFound via www.information-technology-career.net

I have put together some resources I have found which may help any designer currently putting together their CV

CV Shelf as its name suggests has samples of Graphic Design CVs/Resumes

graphic design resume samples from cv shelf

Flickr has a large selection of graphic design resume examples for inspiration

design resumes and cvs on Flickr

One of many Design resume examples at Deviant Art

graphic designer resume on Deviant Art

Some other posts about Graphic Design Resumes

A great graphic design CV found over at the TrulyAce blog.

The Graphic Design Resume Guide
A comprehensive blog post, going through everything you need to consider when designing your resume from choosing paper, layout, typograpy and required content.

Graphic Design Resumes: Plain or Different? Part I
Another debate on how creative a CV/resume should be with examples.

How Creative Should A Designer’s Resume Be?
Another argument for the creative resume with some design examples.

Graphic Design Sample Resume
For resume content rather than style.

Graphic Designer Resume Sample
Again for content rather than style.

Graphic Designer Resume Tips
Tells you the information to include in your resume and what order it should go in (not for design style).

If you want to promote your self as a Graphic or Web Designer also take a look at the book mentioned in my previous post 10 Steps to Powerful Online Self Promotion for Creatives