+$Designers with creative resumés may find they stay one step ahead of the rest in this fiercely competitive industry. Though most creatives will have a killer design portfolio, with so much talent around it's worth pushing your creativity even further.

+$Unusual creative strategies will help you to get noticed, and they can be used to give your resumé an edge in the hunt for employment. If you're in need of some inspiration for your own CV, here are some of the best creative resumés out there to get your creative juices flowing.

+$If you just want a starting point rather than creating the whole thing from scratch, then check out our+$free Resume Templates+$post. And once you've made your creative resume all sparkly and new, head over to our brilliant设计工作+$board to find your next career challenge.

+$01. Rikhard Hormia

Creative resumés: Rikhard Hormia

+$The attention to detail in this resumé package speaks volumes

+$(Image credit: Rikhard Hormia)

+$Designer Rikhard Hormia, based in Helsinki, created+$this Portfolio Mailer+$so he would have something to carry with him when he went to job interviews – "a small and neat way of presenting what I am all about", he says. The package contains a business card, a CV and a laser-engraved USB stick containing selected works from his portfolio. It's a beautifully put together package, with some great attention to detail such as the vector image of Hormia's face and the well-thought out typography.

+$02. Kenny Barela

Creative resumés: Kenny Barela


+$This one's an oldie but a goodie. Back in 2010, designer肯尼巴雷拉+$put together this self-promotion package to attract potential clients when he moved to a new city. Containing a screenprinted T-shirt, infographic, and a cover letter showing off his sharp copywriting skills, this tube bundle demonstrates both his creative skills and his sense of humour.


+$03. Vidar Olufsen Møller

Creative resumés: Vidar Olufsen Møller


+$Keep this to yourself, right, but freelance graphic designerVidarOlufsenMøller设计+$a creative resume that looks like a 'Top Secret' report+$. Just like Barela, Møller put this package together when he settled in a new city and had to start drumming up clients.



+$04. Victor Rodriguez

Creative resumés: Victor Rodriguez


哥伦比亚艺术总监兼设计师Victor Rodriguez,也被称为Vimarovi+$, has an appreciation for lots of different aspects of graphic design, including corporate identity, packaging and product design. So what better way to showcase all these interests than with+$a resumé that brings together all these elements


+$05. Andy Morris

Creative resumés: Andy Morris


+$Art director, artist and designer安迪莫里斯+$caught the design industry's attention for all the right reasons with this fantastically creative resumé. Rather than sticking with the traditional paper design portfolio, Morris commissioned a LEGO minifigure in his own likeness, complete with a tiny laptop in one hand and a mini-CV in the other. To update prospective clients with the information they need, the packaging features a bitesized run-down of Morris' skills, plus contact details.

+$06. Pierre-Marie Postel

+$Postel's impressive CV shows off his illustration style

平面设计师和插画家Pierre-Marie Postel+$– also known as Paiheme – decided to use his CV to show off exactly what he's best at.+$His Creative Resumé+$displays his impressive illustration style, and mimics a Japanese print advert.

然而,这不是以牺牲实质为代价的风格 - 这个简历包含大量关键信息,还有一些奇特的补充,如角色设计,以展示Postel的个性。单色调色板确保它不会变得势不可挡。

+$07. Brennan Gleason

Creative resumés: Brennan Gleason

Brennan Gleason决定结合两种激情

互动设计师Brennan Gleason+$was nearing the end of university and needed to get his name known by potential employers. To do so in style, he brewed up a batch of blonde ale, packaged it up in a neat cardboard carrier, and printed his+$CV on the back+$. The idea being that prospective employers could sit down for a quick drink and peruse Gleason's design skills at the same time.

+$08. Curriculum 3D

Benjamin Benhaim的3D简历非常突出

灵感来自于此漂亮的平坦CV+$from Jimmy Raheriarisoa, Paris-based art director and motion designer Benjamin Benhaim set to work and made+$this stunning 3D rendered resumé+$. Created using Cinema 4D, Octane and After Effects, it covers all the bases and features plenty of playful touches, and each image took around seven minutes to render. Time well spent!

+$09. Robynne Redgrave

Creative resumés: Robynne Redgrave


+$This portfolio mail package+$created by Robynne Redgrave, a Canadian graphic designer based in Helsinki, is a real attention-grabber. It contains not only her CV but a whole load of stuff including a hand-bound portfolio book, a letter of intent, application form and certificates.

+$10. Robby Leonardi

Creative resumés: Robby Leonardi

Robby Leonardi的互动简历在推出时引起了轰动

+$Robby Leonardi is a multidisciplinary designer based in New York City. Specialising in illustration, graphic design, animation, and front end development, he has worked with the likes of Fox, Speed TV, FX Networks, myNetworkTV and G4.+$His incredibly fun interactive design resumé+$will have you scrolling for hours.

+$11. Julia Miceli

Julia Miceli的简历证明创造力也很实用

+$Julia Miceli – a graphic designer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina – managed to hit all the right notes with+$her Creative Resume+$. It's simple compared to many of the other in this list, but still oozes personality. The bold orange colour is unusual and eye-catching, and there isn't an element that hasn't been carefully art directed.


+$12. Zhi Liang


+$Singapore-based student Chen Zhi Liang was set a task by his graphic design tutor to create an inventive resumé that would make him stand out from the crowd. The semester-end assignment was to create an infographic resumé and we think he's come up trumps+$with This Design


+$13. Ed Hamilton

Creative resumés: Ed Hamilton

Ed Hamilton的Google Map简历使用个性化的地方标记来突出他的技能


+$Using Google Maps' My Maps feature,+$Hamilton mapped his resumé+$, using different coloured pins to create personalised placemarkers, each accompanied by explanatory text. The brilliant design includes pins for where Hamilton lives, his interests and his previous employment.