40 Most Creative Resume Design Ever Seen

Been a while since you dusted off your resume, added in your most recent work and gave it a facelift?

Before you do that, check out these examples for inspiration. A well-crafted resume is a great way to stand out as a candidate, and it’s not the easiest task to balance form and function with the opportunity to show off your design chops. Have a look at what other designers are doing before you head back to the drawing board, and remember: a resume’s most important function is give a potential employer a good idea of your experience as quickly as possible. Design acrobatics are secondary to that.

1. Adam Balazy

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2. Tudor Deleanu

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3. Liagi Ann Jezreel

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4. Willian John Wall

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5. Anggu Waskitaning Bawono

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6. Crystal Nunn

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7. Maria Rybak

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8. Gloria Edith

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9. Ermin Jay

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10. Kevin Fernandez

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11. Lou Hansel

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12. Jonny Xiong

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13. Matthew Villalovos

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14. Jonathan Kaczynski

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15. Mohd Fahmy

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16. Said Brenes

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17. Julien Brionne

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18. Icasia Lunardy

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19. M Danish Zahid

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20. Francis Homo

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21. Rashmi Gupta

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22. Tamara L.

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23. 802.11

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24. Alexander Parker

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25. Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

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26. Resume Advice

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27. Micheal Anderson

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28. Jolie O’Dell

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29. Bulooji

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30. Melissa

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31. LifeChart

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32. Pau Morgan

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33. Rei

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34. Nicholas Shifflett

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35. Testoni

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36. Christa

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37. Joe Kelso

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38. Kelly Haller

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39. Kevin Pire

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40. Ziedrick Ruen Giron

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Conclusion

I hope that this collection of creative resume designs will inspire you to create your own stunning piece that you’ll be proud to use to represent yourself. Let us know about other great resume designs you’ve spotted in the comments!

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This post has been written by the team here at Speckyboy Design Magazine.

Comments

  • Theorchid

     So you really like some resume made by people who can’t use a decent line-height or can’t buy a shutterstock image (or use photoshop function “erase” very well)…

  • Alex

    Time and time again I see posts like this with “creative” resume and CV designs, while the sad fact is that most of these would not get a second look.

    The large majority of them are not designed particularly well, since design isn’t just about making things look different in a fancy font – design exists to communicate information effectively – and very few of these even perform that as a basic task.

    Most resumes and CVs will get put straight in the trash if they look like this. I’ve worked for a number of design agencies now, and I can tell you that the best way to present your resume or CV is in an easy to read clean and simple format. One or two pages max, and something that can be read quickly, puts the key infromation in the right places, and can be printed (if it’s submitted digitally). Your work should speak for its self – you should have to mask your lack of talent with fancy graphics.

    Most of these examples forfeit design sense, and infromation architecture in favour of silly pictures, badly chosen fonts, jaunty lines or un-necessarily over-sized text.

  • Another example where you can see how the resume should not look like. Designers often mismatch the resume with portfolio. Most of the resumes here are really hard to read and it it is also hard to find the important information for the HR. There is a really small barrier between being hired or threw away to thrash. Please stop doing this resumes and concentrate more to information and usability instead of design. You can prove your design skills at your portfolio as a attachment of your resume :-)

  • Wonderful collection! I feel totally fine in my company, but these resumes were so fun and engaging to look at, that I’d like to quit my job just to have a real reason for creating such stunning resume!
    Sure – I could do it one simply in preperation for the future, but for 1. it would be visually outdated by far when the day comes and for 2. I wouldn’t have the same drive to create something outstanding

    But when that fateful day comes, I’ll check this article out again.

  • nickg823

     Is it just me or does #13 look like the paper is a stolen stock image?

  • Jim

    Some are creative and clean, but most are way too busy or gimmicky and don’t clearly communicate what’s important. Good luck to them.

  •  Great article Harry

  • rekkid

    Take a look at the wonderful shop skills on the thumb holding the pencil too. 

  • rekkid

     I agree with the mass here… some look great, but most of them are useless. I’ve had to go through the hiring process and piles of resumes. If I saw any of these, and IF they showed they had any real world experience, I would have contacted them and asked for a plain word doc resume! HR or managers usually are going to bring in an average of 5-10 people for a position. Often it’s going to be all in one or two days. They are going to print out the resume, often give them out to the team the position is going in… do you think they want to turn the page or their head 45-90 degrees just to read the resume?

    “hey we liked your resume… creative. So… I think you worked somewhere? right? what does this icon mean? if I read this chart right you either worked for two years at Company A, or your a Capricorn and enjoy quiet walks on the beach?”

  • L30rage

    Black lettters and white paper is a pro resume, all of this is toilet paper

  • #39, 24 and 17 are all artistic, simple and not complicated to read. I agree that CVs should be functional and easy to read. I hate flipping things to read them, it’s not practical. 

  • Gdesigner Alexander

    Alexander Parker is the best because you can actually read it. It is creative but easy to read and that is the whole point of any resume. Make sure that it can be easily read.  

  • Scam

    No.25 passport resume idea was designed 12 years ago by a texan graphic design student who won Creative Summit Ralph award. The guy who used this exact idea did not even improve anything, only added cheesy clip arts. He/she borrowed the idea but never made it any better, so he/she is not even good at copying. What a shame. 

  • B.C

    i don’t really like it, i know it seems like you tried to make it look appealing but it still looks like a Microsoft template

  • Mikhailtwar

    These are a comprehensive list of exactly what not to do. These are ******* horrible.

  • Whoa, nice!

  • Amy C Patrick

    But it’s for a wait staff job, not a design job … 

  • Onlinedesigngallery

    A lot of these are too difficult to read in the 15 seconds that you’ll be given. Also noone uses an “objective” line anymore.

  • Great collection, check my CV too, I think it’s cool too :)

  • That was amazing,i wonder how the boss responses when they see those resumes.

  • Greg McKinney

    That is exactly right! As I browsed down the list of these I was really shocked at how contrived the layouts were. There were a few that hit the mark, but not many. Resumes are to convey facts and dates and such, not just loud color choices and busyness.

  • Greg McKinney

    NO.

  • Luis Monterrubio

    what about this one..

  • Kamila Figura

    Resume needs to stand out! :)

    check out mine:

    https://www.behance.net/gallery/Personal-Resume/15022971

    how do you like it?

    kami

  • Yukesh Balakrishnan

    For all those HR’s out there…….
    Designers make these kind of resumes to portray their skills in design and Composition. It is out of jealousy or incapability of the people saying that they need “Resumes in Word format and words in straight line” For a Designer it is his/her creativity that gets a job and for that the first level of shortlisting is more importnt…