Illustrator Resume Examples | Create a simple resume in Illustrator CC

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Create a simple resume in Illustrator CC

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[MUSIC] Hey, it’s Jeremy. He said I want to be doing a resume template. Any illustrator. CC, it’s probably better to do it in InDesign, but you can do it in Illustrator as well. So what we want to do now? I’m gonna show you. My old resumes that I used to have, and I’ll show you the evolution over the years. So you can see this is my first ever resume or CV? Whatever you want to call it, it’s pretty bad. I was done in Word, but, you know, you gotta start from somewhere and you can see. This was my second proper resume. Because if you’re a designer, you got to show yourself as a designer. Now it’s got to be relevant. You’ve got to show sort of some skills, but don’t overcrowd it. Make sure you always simplify and keep it clean and legible. I moved on to these. This was really a template that I used, but it’s okay that I’m used templates as long as you adjust it to your skill set and adjust it to your your personality, and this was the fourth one, and then I kept that that layout and just reiterated it and made it more cleaner and simple, so as you can see, you know, my first one was pretty bad, but over the time you learn you get better and you start creating a better resume for yourself to make sure you stand out as a good designer. So right now, we’re just gonna go to illustrator and just go to file new. Start a new document were. Just gonna call you this resume. All my resume and we’re just gonna go to custom profile print because you might want to print this later. We’re gonna go to size. We won’t go to a form and make sure it’s set to millimeters. So if you wanna send this up to the printer like you’ll be readable and it’s easier to understand and we might put the bleed up to three mils because that’s usually the standard, so got that CMYK. Yep, and all good. Okay, so now you can see, we’ve created this bleed on the right hand side. You can see this red line. That’s the bleed marker, so when you print it off, the printer has to trim a certain meals off, so it doesn’t so the sides and cut off so, but we’re probably gonna have a white background, but it’s just good to do it at the start, so you get the specifications, right, so right, now we’ve got that we’ve got the artboard and now we’re gonna start developing our resume, so the first things first, the main core things you should have on your resume intro like a little story about who you are should have your contact. Make sure it’s easier to get to, because not all the directors. You’re sending your resume to might have time to read it and go through the whole thing. I’m sure I’ve liked social links because we live in a social world right now, so they want to see what you’re doing in your online presence. You want to have show your experience and accolades and or rewards, Those are the most important things you can add stuff like education and references, but it’s not as important as you think it is these days because some people are just self-taught and they have really good portfolio, So just gonna take that into account. So now we’re gonna jump into it. I’ve done some sketches which I’ll pop up for a second, and you’ll see what I’ve done just did some layouts and just organizing elements around and stuff like that. So first up, you want to have your image or a picture of yourself, but before that we’re actually gonna create guides so ctrl. R get the rule is up and I’m gonna drag these out. I’m gonna create a new layer. I just call it guides and I’m gonna unlock this bike control. Alt semicolon. Select these and then. I’m sort of Center in with the align tool to the artboard. Make sure it’s aligned to the artboard. So now I can see my Center lines, which is good and then I’m still locket Controls. Ctrl Alt Semicolon control option. Semicolon, there, we go sweet, so we’ve got our guides up and let’s make a new layer and call it design and now we’re just going to create a circle by pressing our ellipse tool and as you can see. I’m just dragging out holding alt and shift and then we’re going to bump up the stroke. Maybe make it a bit less 5 strokes, and you always want to have your image in the center or at the top. You’ve got to think of hierarchy how you can lay it out your most important formation at the top, and then as you go down, the less important stuff goes at the bottom, so we’re gonna have our image in here. I’m just gonna press control shift. P that’s gonna place and I’m gonna place my image. I’m sinking my photos, so I’m just going to put my image like this and what we’re gonna do going to create a clipping mask because we want to within this circle, so I’m just going to make this smaller and now what I’m gonna do is press Ctrl C ctrl F on this circle, so we made a copy of it, and now I’m going to slip. Hold shift, select the image and press Ctrl 7 or command 7 and then you can see it’s made a clipping mask, and now that image is in a circle. If we want to move the image slightly what we can do is press the direct select tool with a so you press a you can see. You’ve got a tool you can select it and you can move the image without moving the circle like that really simply, but if you want to move the overall circle and the image, then you press just the selection tool V and you can just move the whole clipping mask away, but don’t leave like that, and I’m just sort of send it to the back by pressing CTRL shift and square bracket. So there we go, we’ve got our image, so that’s gonna be look nice now. I’m thinking of just doing like a ribbon. Something just really simple. Just dragging a square with the marquee tool, pressing M for the shortcut. And I’m gonna put a fill on this and you can see how I’m using my guides to make sure everything’s Senate. I’m just gonna press P create a point. Make sure it’s in the center. Drag this out. I’m gonna select that press O for reflect tool and I’m gonna go on the Middle Press. Alt, and then we’re gonna reflect this just like that, so we’ve got this like cool little ribbon. It seems a bit short by that’s okay, so we’ve got that we’ve got our image. We’ve got our main head up bit, and now we’re gonna start throwing in some elements, so we’re gonna be putting at the top our contact, or we’re gonna put what we are. So if you’re a designer, a junior designer or animator, Whatever you are, we’re gonna put up the top here, just so people know. I like what you do, so let’s press T for the type tool wouldn’t type in, say, freelance graphic designer. Just type any south. Obviously you’ll be something different for whatever you do, and I’m gonna be change the font to will get Ridley! This one’s pretty cool, so we make a semi bold. I think I wanna go and add a bit of warp on it. I’m gonna get object envelope. Just store make with warp. We can create an arc, which is pretty cool, So I’m going to drag it to the bottom like this. Not you’re not to do too much, cuz. I’ll just order too much around 20% okay, so it can make it small if I want like that looks a bit off, but you know, you can always play around with it and do whatever you want with a with your design. So now we’re gonna start adding want to add skills. Actually, we’ll go add a story or about me. Just keep it simple. Make sure if you’re going to print this. You keep the sizing right as you can see. I’m just like blowing things up, making it smaller as I go, but obviously. If you got a pretty good things, it’ll be certain sizes and you should never go below 6.5 points. If you got to print it because then you can’t read it, so obviously now. I’m gonna quickly just go through. He was holding shift and I’ll just a copy. The text, okay and Jeremy a designer, my designer, who crafts? I’m just gonna make this up as you go. Your crafts effective since whoa, seems for big brands cool, so that’s like my little story, my little like line and make sure you have some hierarchy kind of changes to regular and then drop the size real quick control shift and less than that drops the size makes it like that. These two, a separate text boxes. So you gonna make sure that you got a dragon? Hold shift to make sure it’s aligned so now. I’ve got this and now I’m just gonna hold this and duplicate it, so I don’t have to re redo it, but before that, I’m gonna just change the title because I want this to be uppercase. The quick way to do this, is you. Instead of retyping things, you just select it go type. Go change case. Uppercase quickly changes the type, just like that really simple notice when they grab this. Copy this across like that and then select these just drag and you can drag a box around them, and then I’m holding alt and shift and just copying both like that. So now I’m just starting to get some structure. I’m starting to lay out where I want my titles and things to go and so, yeah, it’s pretty simple guys so now. I want to put maybe skills or expertise. I shall go contact expertise, education, and obviously, if you don’t have any awards all that type of thing or you never went to school. You can replace it with something else. Maybe you can put goals. If you want, that’s actually a good idea, we’ll go. I like putting goals shows. You have ambition and show you your life have a direction where you’re going so God that I’m actually gonna put this Social goals awards. What else do we have education references? So those are all the main topics that we’re going to use and I’m going to start going through here and make sure the type is all consistent and we’re using all make sure use one tie face, because then it’s gonna look off also. I’m going to let my swatches panel. Cuz I’m gonna bring some new colors in because I don’t like all these colors. You can just go select the share options. Go select all unused and there’s some drop delete button. And now I delete all those. I want to go to log colors and I’m looking at color from here. I’ve kind of like this palette here. It’s got a nice black and a few blue blue, a blueish grace. So what you can do just double click, and you can get the hex code and then I add the hex codes in and then click run. Rhys, watch just like that, and I’m gonna do it for all these, and you see, I’m quickly starting to build a color palette, Just simple colors. You don’t want more than three colors because you don’t want to confuse your employer or your audience when you’re giving them your resume, make sure they clean, and they’re consistent and they’ll be readable, so we’ve got our our ticks, and now it’s going to go through here. We’ve got our social icons. I’m gonna set it in. I’ve got this from credit market. Some free icon, so just gonna paste these in, make it a bit smaller, actually, the text. Emerson, go through he contacts. Um, let’s copy and paste it, so it’s just quick and just put in. Obviously these are not real details. I’m just making it up just putting your most important details. I mean, discrete to contact you your number and your email got that looking good for the social cause. It’s gonna use these late. Twitter, having such icons is good because it shows you’re actually doing stuff online and you’re actually producing content, so we’re gonna do this. It’s probably good to put the link there, but I’m just going to leave the icons there, so they can search it up later. If they really want to notice, it just gonna change the color. It’s the blue girls. So we’re just going through. He making changes expertise. You’re out of this, so we’re gonna build some bars. You don’t to have too much infographics. I just make sure it’s like simple and clean, so change. They’ll Blue Ctrl c ctrl F to paste that in front. So now we’ve got two bars. I’m going to make this one smaller. I’m gonna make this one the gray just like that. Just move this towards the center. So what we can do, we can just hold alt and shift, drag it down. Make sure there’s enough spacing, and then we can just press control D, and they’ll just copy it just like that so now. I’m just gonna get some ticks. Make sure there’s gonna be enough space, so I’m gonna make this smaller. It’s probably better to have these on one line each so we can align it directly in the middle of these, but this would be fine for now, so we’re just showing an expertise. You can just select this or the drug selection tool and drag these out of what you’re most confident in just to show in a quick visual way on your skills and that type of thing, so you do the same with all these other stuff, goals, rewards, education references and Ill. Check back! I’ll speed the process up so you can see what the final result will be. So there we go, guys. I finally finished this quick resume. It’s not perfect, but you know. I just try to keep it simple. I’m obviously you can watch harm on it. You can do a better version, but you can see how this created some hierarchy using the titles, also breaking up the text of these some lines and just using some subtle color and not going too harsh with it. You can see how we’ve highlighted the main elements expertise with a product color with the blue and the social icons in case. I wanna check us. Check out our work on. There also create a hierarchy using using one font, but using different styles. I’ve got italic bold. Make sure you Bolden. The things that matter most and make sure there’s like it’s easy to read through the text and keep the text short and sweet. You can see here. I’ve got a lot of spacing. You can add icons, see if you want, but it keeps it really basic, really simple and, yeah, so that’s all it is guys pretty simple, just using some text, a few icons just lying in shape and just bring an image and really, this can have a bit more impact than doing a Word document and making it look too bland. People will notice this and blow. All this looks pretty cool, and they’ll pick it up, so I’m here. Hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial. 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