It’s kind of unusual for me to find myself being asked for a CV/resume. That’s mainly because no matter how many companies you’ve worked with, how many programs you’ve used, how many seminars and certificates you received, if you suck, you suck. What better way to show that you’re pro at what you do than by simply showing them, right?
Artists and designers are being judged mainly by their byproduct. I’ve listened to a podcast via FSW before wherein one of the hosts suggested to forget about that damn resume and just print a couple of works attached with your card… and it works to land that job.
It’s the unconventional way now that pretty much makes sense because we are creatives and it’s our output that matters yeah? Nevertheless, I’ve come to think that coming up with a CV actually puts me into a perspective where I analyze myself of what I can do at present time – what I am good at.
The following image is a creative resume and portfolio I did back in college. The concept is like that of a box of cereal with nutritional values except that’s it lists my skills and program efficiency as well as contain collateral :)
It goes with a packaging. A box that gets inserted in a sleeve. Inside it will be my resume, calling cards, a CD containing an interactive portfolio, and a few printed works of mine.
Kind of funny how I really worked this out back then to look as cool and enticing as a creative who wants to land the job. It does the job yeah? It makes the impression. Then again, the only place this baby went to was the panel that judged it and put it on the top 10 portfolios.
Oh and if it means anything, I actually look like the character especially the eyebrows, I guess LOL. And hey, when I went in front of the panel, I was wearing the same costume. Blue polo top with black slacks which kind of made them laugh and favor my sense of branding.
Either way, this resume’s outdated and it’s about time to reassess myself. I’m on my way to make myself a new creative resume.
Do you have something kooky of a cv like this?