In updating my resume for 2016, I wanted to try something new, giving myself a creative challenge in the process. As an illustrator with a love for doodling, sketchnoting, and graphic recording, I decided to turn off my computer, and draw my resume by hand instead. Having done client projects involving hand-rendered infographics, designed to mimic the sketchnote/graphic recording look, I chose to use that approach for my resume.
The resume below was rendered with Faber-Castell PITT pens and Prismacolor markers onto 8.5" x 11" bright white inkjet paper. Photoshop was used solely for scanning, cleaning (contrast and levels), and final prepress for online and print publication.
The Process: I began with a self-written brief, followed by a quick newsprint thumbnails (I love newsprint!). Shown below are the newsprint rough, pencil rough, pencil comp, and black-and-white inked final for scanning. Some adjustments were made in Photoshop to the scanned ink lines, which included cleaning, contrast, and finite adjustment of type.
All pencil development and inking was done on a lightbox. After scanning and cleaning, multiple black-and-white copies were printed to test color arraingements, or as I like to call it, "the coloring book phase". After color was decided upon, a copy of the black and white linework recieved the final round of coloring from the Prismacolor markers. This was the version that was scanned, cleaned, and published.
After the hand-rendered version was completed, a digital version was created for current and future updating. The colors are digital matches to my selection of Prismacolor markers, and the illustrated icons are loosely traced over the originals to retain a degree of the spontaneous look of real-time visual capture.
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