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: http://drewgooddesign.myportfolio.com/
and my CV:
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 designtaxi.com entitled -Infographic: 7 Tips To Create An Amazing Design Résumé http://designtaxi.com/news/375327/Infographic-7-Tips-To-Create-An-Amazing-Design-R-sum/.
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
27/04/15 3rd and final module.
There are 3 sections to this module
- Online presents
- CV and Supporting Emails
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?
- 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!