17 Awesome Examples of Creative CVs / Resumes

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Creative CV Template

It seems that the humble 2 page word document just doesn’t cut it for those creative jobs anymore, standing out from the crowd is a must for those that want to bag the best opportunities. We have raided the Guru archives and found these amazing examples of highly creative CVs highlighting candidates who have gone above and beyond the standard 2 page word doc.

With the average recruiter spending just 6 seconds reviewing a CV, never has “make first impressions count!” been more apt, check out these awesome creative CVs…

Creative CV Template

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Creative Professional Resume

Download the above Creative Professional Resume.

Editable Resume Template

Download the above Editable Resume Template.

Creative Resume Template
Beautiful Resume Template
Creative CV
Resume Design

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Candice Witpas Creative CV
Custom Design CV Template
Sleek CV Design Folder
Life CV
Life CV – Infographic Representation
Graphic Design CV
Sam Oehley Creative CV
Paulo Estriga Creative CV
Creative CV
Simple Clean Creative CV

The above is a very simple, clean minimalist resume template. Achievements, skills and experience are conveyed through images rather than text. Clever approach.

An Illustrators Dream CV
Modern CV Template

The important thing to remember when creating your CV is to keep it relevant to your industry. For creative roles your imagination is your boundary, however for more professional and corporate roles opt for clean layouts and simple designs (which can still be very creative). (Examples here)

Hopefully the above 17 Resume Designs have given you some real inspiration and food for thought to go out there and secure your next big opportunity. With many of the above designs available to download online it’s not as difficult as you think to create a beautiful resume template.

If you can’t get enough of creative CVs or need further inspiration be sure to check out Professional CV Templates, 12 Brilliant CV Designs, Jeff Scardino and his amazing Non CV, 15 Superb CV Examples and The Wine Label CV Also keep tabs on our Pinterest board (Not Your Average CVs – #NotYourAverageCVs). Simple 🙂

Article updated on 12/05/2021