Two week left

The last 48 hours have been slightly frustrating, well, not so much frustrating, just no good from my project and deadline. I applied for this job Ian recommend for DW Studios, which in all honesty is a shot in the dark because I haven’t done any motion graphics, but I thought I’d apply anyway, you never know. The thing is that I understood they just wanted to meet up and have a conversation with anyone interested in the position, but instead, they asked for my CV and portfolio. Both I had to develop and update, which took some time, especially developing a brand identity for myself. I decided to go with a bold headline type in Avenir Next that I paired with a Museo Sans Rounded for the text body, over a crisp white and vintage colours, green and pink. Of course, It ended up being a long progress because I couldn’t really do my portfolio until I’d done my CV, as they needed to be suited.

My custom design portfolio:

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and my CV: Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 15.47.17.png



To create a well thought out CV I decided to find a few good examples of design CV’s and break them down.




I wanted to find out what information trended between the examples CV’s. I took notes and using the fields to create 2 templates.

I also read a great infographic on entitled -Infographic: 7 Tips To Create An Amazing Design Résumé

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With this in mind and everything we had covered on building a successful CV I noted the do’s and don’t’s

  • CV should fit into your stationary branding and speak the same language through e.g. Online presence, Business Cards, Twitter, e.t.c.
  • Should be single sided
  • should be unique and show your niche
  • could be created for a specific client/audience
  • do not lie/ make false accusations

Digital Me

27/04/15 3rd and final module.

Digital Me

There are 3 sections to this module

  • Online presents
  • CV and Supporting Emails
  • Portfolio

As well as these we have the opportunity to develop and polish our previous project for the level 5 show at the end of May.

Things that I noted down that are relevant to this module

  • Who is the designer?
  • Who are you?
  • What motivates you?
  • Confidence
  • Learning how to use design technology to promote yourself
  • Do not create your own logo
  • Design Mindfulness
  • Graphic designer’s skills
  • To develop your key professional skills
  • A deeper awareness of our responsibility as a designer
  • you have 6 seconds of a professional person’s attention to make an impression
  • Workshop with Clive Flowers
  • After Life – Tom Lloyd of Bluegg this Thursday

Once I finish my Dissertation Proposal I’ll be all over this!