20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

TimothyBlake • March 21st, 2011

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A great showcase design post of some truly creative and inspiration CV designs which im sure would blow away any potential employer. The post focus on creative designs which make use of creative layout and designs which focus on colour. We would love for you to share within the comments your favourite designs from the post

1.My Resume

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2.Creative Resume I Designed for Classgooglecv 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

3.Creative resume – Francisfranciscv 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

4.Creative resume – Michael Andersonmichealandersoncv 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

5.Creative resume – Chuckdlaygrahicdesigner 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

6.Creative resume – Sean Mcnollyseancv 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

7.Creative resume – Jolie Odellodell 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

8.Creative resume – Suyjoysujoy 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

9.Creative resume – Mari Rybakmariarybook 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

10.Creative resume – Gregg Dizziagregcv 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

11.Creative resume – Tudor Deleanutudordealu 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

12.Creative resume – Pau Morganpaumorgan 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

13.Creative resume – 3-D resume3d 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

14.Creative resume – Sofianesofiane 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

15.Creative resume -Katie Rennarkaterennar 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

16.Creative resume -Martinmartin 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

17.Creative resume -Adamadamstevenson 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

18.Creative resume -Anna Yeinaanna 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

19.Creative resume -Donidoni 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

20.Creative resume -Donichrista 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer

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  • http://ken.ph Ken

    Very nice bunch of creative resumes for inspiration.

  • http://mclear.co.uk John McLear

    You might also like my design at http://cv.mclear.co.uk

  • http://www.johnpaulhandrigan.net John Paul Handrigan

    These are all amazing! I only wish I could pull something like this off with an engineering job :P

  • http://www.jonsooy.com Jon Sooy

    I love these. I started a webpage resume about 2 years ago that is just similar to #2 above. Although it started as a resume, it ended up more of a fun and playful project. Check it out here: http://www.sooygle.com.

  • Justin

    Like a few others posting in this thread, I also am a designer who is responsible for hiring other designers.

    Every person will have their own opinion of course, but to my mind the resume must be informative and easy to read above all else. Its sole purpose is to quickly convey information.

    Being appealing to the eye is important, especially when applying for the design field, but not at the expense of being informative or easy to read. If the resume is creative at the expense of readability, it would reflect poorly on my opinion of the applicant’s design capabilities.

  • Richard

    Found this site. I used it to teach my grade 10 careers class what NOT TO DO when creating a resume. As a past Director of Quality and Technology (turned teacher by choice), I would have trashed every one of these. When I looked at resumes it took me 30 seconds to decide whether it made the short list and that decision was based on CONTENT not hard to read, clipart infested, rotate 45 degrees, how many colors can I put on a page resume.

    Clear, concise, readable, classic font, and a great well-thought out, cover page made the short list. Save this stuff for your portfolio.

  • http://leopatrizi.it Leo

    I think nobody should accept a resume like that. We are talking about a Resume, not a flyer or a creative showcase!
    I think each serious agency would reject all of them…

  • http://www.seocorporation.net/ @Paul Walker

    You have elaborated everything so beautifully that I want to read your post again and again.

  • http://hsmoore.com Andrew

    Very nice designs, well done!

  • http://antonburmistrov.com Anton Burmistrov

    number 2 and 13 are the suitable to be called creative ;)

  • Exidium

    If u want a job, here´s what you should do:

    – Get your resume ready;
    – Rip it up;
    – Toss the pieces in the garbage;
    – Start a portfolio, the only decent way to show your skills.

    No one gives a shit to resumes nowdays… and if someone asks you for that, give them the finger.

  • http://www.cynicalreviews.net Cynical Reviews

    Nice.

  • http://facebook ALI SHAHAB

    oh awsome creativity you all

  • http://prockstar.com Scott Prock

    Wow, seriously?!?!?

    The proof is in the results period! How many of these “design” related resumes were successful in landing a job, or even a call back? I would be surprised if any were successful.

    While creatively impressive, those in HR that have commented are spot on, and it doesn’t matter if the person looking through a stack of resumes is looking for a designer, the fact of the matter is they want the information they’re looking for and quick.

    Far too many of these examples are too complicated even for design related jobs. There’s a lot you can do to make your resume stand out from the crowd without all the flashy graphics, like integrating your logo, or typography.

    … Scott

  • http://www.millarwest.co.uk Richard Jay

    I’m not a designer hiring other designers but I am a sales director who needs to improve my company’s marketing, we’ve just taken on a marketing apprentice and if I had received CV’s like the ones above I would have made sure I took the time to read them as the initial impact is spot on and refreshing to see, if the content backed up the style then they would be straight on my shortlist. Too many people want to read the black and white boring quals because that’s what they always do and they end making the same mistakes. The market place in sales is changing now and ‘doing something different’ is what will make a company stand out from the norm, good luck to the people with the balls to do something different the future is theirs!!

    As for recruitment consultants they’re nothing more than modern day slave traders who see people as commodities to sell, they need to change their ways too, they peddle the same useless people to the same dumbass companies!

    Other than that, great stuff, keep it up

  • http://www.bestcreatinesupplementsite.com Mark

    Really cool design ideas here. When job hunting, anything you can do to stand out from the crowd is probably a good investment.

  • http://www.roymj.com Roy M J

    Great Collection.. I have done a similar one in my profile but its nowhere near the quality and creativity that is showcased here…:(

  • Ben

    I’m studying an engineering degree, does anyone think I should go down the creative route like above? or keep it more like a traditional CV with small amounts of design applied to it?

  • http://www.homestartpage.net Lapidus

    Collection is very beautiful

  • http://www.thedesigncomplex.co.uk Ed

    Yes they are creative and yes they would look great as a set of works in an art galley.

    Getting a job isn’t an artistic process so why treat it as one?

    If you get it wrong you fail… non-creative, HR people and especially creative heads couldn’t give a monkeys. There will always be one who says ‘ooh, this is nice’ and you might get an interview.

  • http://www.DavetteBrown.com DavetteB

    most traditional jobs want a traditional resume'; some won’t even look at a ‘boring’ one put on colored paper or with a different font. Now that more job searching is done online some of these would work (2, 11, 16, and 20 if I could enlarge the print). I think if I worked in HR looking at hundreds of pieces of white paper with black Times New Roman print all day would make me insane.

    I do wonder if 2 could get into trouble with Google for copyright, though.

  • http://www.dreadcraft.net iCFX

    Scott Prock & A Meiji

    Really? These guys have talent, or at least some of them. I doubt they would be applying for some Managing job with those Designs. These Designers understand simplicity when it’s required. Zach is right, pretty said it all.

    Personally no.5 was a great design, offered everything you need (pretty much). I am sure these designers have shit tone of designs they could do and depending on the job they would choose accordingly. It shows dedication when designing rather creative Resume.

    Key Points:

    Creativity
    Readability
    ”Fon’t mistake legibility for communication ~D.Carson”

  • Nikki

    Tradition, tradition tradition…blah, blah, blah!

    If I worked in HR I think coming across CV’s like this would be refreshing and brighten up my day.

    I intend to start my own business when I finish university and if someone spent their time creating a CV like these I would certainly give them an interview (whatever role they were applying for). Not only does it show they have passion & enthusiasm for the job or the company the are applying to, but they have managed to convey that they have initiative, confidence, they are innovative and most of all they have the ability to think ‘outside the box’.

    I’ve worked for these big companies that would probably not appreciate this kind of creativity and that’s because they don’t want you to have a mind of your own, they want you to be complacent and robotic – in your application and on the job.

    If you have the creativity and initiative to do this sort of thing then ignore all the negative comments on here, keep at it and find the company who appreciates it because I bet that will be the company who is worth working for.

  • Maheshwar Mathad

    Should see this aswel http://bit.ly/LJjcMB

  • Nate Fehrenbach

    I agree with A. Meiji
    even in a place without a huge HR branch, these resumes would not be given a second thought. Creative though they indeed are, the resume is a venue for you to prove that you can be a professional. The portfolio is where you get to dazzle them with your creativity. The only way one of these will work is if you already caught somebodies attention.

  • Nikki

    I feel like there are some designs which are fantastic, but some of them are simply overrated.

  • Sandy

    ok these r creative resumes.. But if i were an employer i wouldn’t like them in this kinda of format… just something simple… is fine with me.. no need to be so fancy.. cuz the job market is tough out there. n employers r not going to spend the whole time bouncing there eyes from one thing to the next… Our eyes rather look from top to bottom instead of looking sideways, horizontal, vertical…

    its great, but i thikn number 1 and 16 is better.. These creative work, should be left for ur portfolio…

  • AJO

    Nice and creative collection but employers don’t have time to focus on these kinda resumes. But Yes These all are creative resumes I liked them.

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