Unit 11: Week 2 (Celia)

Mood board 

Colour swatches examples

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Analysis of existing examples

Top left – I think the elements that are most effective in this particular example are the colour scheme and the layout. While I don’t find there enough detailed information I do think the breakup is easy to understand and easy to read for a potential employer breaking down areas into one easily manageable page. I feel the wording of the document is too colloquial and I would therefore take design elements but overall I do not feel this is an appropriate tone for a CV especially in the field of journalism. However, being about to create a good layout would show good skills useful in journalism.

Top right –  With this CV I again like the layout and colour scheme. The contrast of red and black works well and allows for the words to be read easily. I find the typography in this piece particularly well presented. The simple design compliments the typography well. The sans serif titles work well in contrast with the serif text in the description boxes. I feel like if I were to take this design I would make the name smaller and alter the size of the areas and include more information. I would not use a measurement system for the tool section as I feel this does not accurate reflect a scale of ability. I do however think the bottom section of contact information is a good use of space and is easy to read and comprehend.

Bottom left – While the third is quite plain in terms colour scheme. I find the layout is very clean and uses the breakdown of information in a very comprehensive way. The breakdown of work experience education and skills is a good format. Again this uses a scaling system for skills and proficiency which I do not feel appropriate for a more formal CV for journalistic purposes. I feel this combined with some of the elements of the previous two designs work work incredibly well taking the breakdown of information from this, the colour scheme from the one of the previous two and combine it with layout elements this could make a very professional looking CV. I especially like the area for references prioritised on the left. However, I feel like this layout has unnecessarily large areas of white space that could be used through separating out the boxes or using it for other information.

Bottom right –  This one is the most creative in terms of layout of all the more professional looking CVs I have found to be styled in a way I find appropriate. The use of different colours to correlate to different skills and break up and extenuate more important points works very well. Again I don’t feel the skill section having a table is necessary. The clear breakdown is very effective and again the contact section is clear and easy to see and includes social media as well which is an important aspect for modern CVs especially in the journalism industry due to it’s multimedia nature. I feel like more information would be required from an employer in journalism, this is very bare bones in approach trying to be as streamlined as possible. While in principle this idea is good I feel like for journalism more sections would be required and the name takes up too much space. For the specific job this is designed at this works perfectly. But for journalism this is too design heavy and not focused enough of presenting the information that would be required of an journalism applicant. I would make various alterations to this to apply it to journalism. I would, however, consider the inclusion of an info-graphic to save space and word count on an element such as personal interests. Or perhaps software expertise – I would however not put a scale of skills as I feel this may be confusing and does not give much indication of skill in a conventionally measurable way.



For titles I intend to use “Century Gothic” in all capitals to give a ‘professional’ appearance to draw attention to titles.

I feel the serif fonts look clean and would be good for the titles as with the mood boards I have analysed above.

For the body of text I intend to use “Minion Pro” as I like the contrast between sans serif titles and serif body font.


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Eccleston, R. (n.d.). No. 25 on the list of CV examples. [image] Available at: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/beautiful-resume-design/ [Accessed 25 Jan. 2017].

Ghei, T. (n.d.). No. 45. [image] Available at: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/beautiful-resume-design/ [Accessed 25 Jan. 2017].

Hloomsome, J. (2014). [image] Available at: http://www.hloom.com/get/banner+day/ [Accessed 25 Jan. 2017].

Veloso, E. (n.d.). CV layout example. [image] Available at: http://www.resume2017.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/latest-cv-format-2017.jpg [Accessed 25 Jan. 2017].

Unit 11: Week 2 (Celia)

One thought on “Unit 11: Week 2 (Celia)

  1. tomrowse says:

    Celia Feedback:
    Excellent evaluation Scott and some useful research to apply to your own design solutions. To improve your evaluation refer back to my lectures (available on WordPress) and use more graphic terminology e.g is there an established ‘hierarchy’, how has ‘proximity’ been used, is the layout asymmetrical? Copperplate Gothic is reminiscent of stone carving or lettering on copperplate engravings so it wouldn’t be an appropriate choice for a contemporary CV.


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