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Graphic Designer Resume Example

Graphic designers aren’t just professional doodlers. You use images, typography, and animated graphics to communicate a wide array of visual information for print and online media. In this guide, we help you stretch your creative muscles on your resumes too.

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Kate Sheffield

555-555-5555 | | Rogers, FL 32703


Talented and experienced graphic designer with a history of creating eye-catching digital and print layouts for clients in various industries. Able to work in collaborative, fast-paced environments and meet tight deadlines.


Malone Advertising AgencyRogers, FL

November 2016-Present

Graphic Designer

  • Developed layouts for client marketing collateral materials, including print ads, e-blasts, and websites
  • Trained junior graphic designers on agency standards and advanced design tools to further their contribution to the agency’s creative team

TMH AssociatesFayetteville, FL

November 2015-November 2016

Graphic Designer

  • Create a full-page print ad featured in the May 2018 issue of GQ magazine
  • Collaborated in brainstorming and RFPs to effectively demonstrate agency design capabilities to potential clients and win new business

Boardman GraphicsBoardman, FL

May 2014-October 2015

Junior Graphic Designer

  • Partnered with 10-member team to design graphics for various products, including logos, flyers, and page layouts on a project basis
  • Designed new, innovative branding elements for retained clients and made necessary revisions until final product was delivered


University of GeorgiaAthens, GA

August 2010-May 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design


  • Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, After Effects, and Dreamweaver
  • Photography and photo editing
  • Staff development and management
  • Able to work as part of a cross-functional team
  • Client presentation proficiency

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Provide digital add-ons.

In a creative career such as yours, it’s smart to create a digital portfolio of your work and include a link to your portfolio so that recruiters can review it. You can hyperlink to the portfolio in the text of your resume, or attach it to the application.

Consider sticking with a standard resume.

You may want to show off your design skills on your resume, but our experts encourage you to make it easy for a potential employer—and their applicant tracking system system—to read by sticking with the tried and true black, fonts such as Times New Roman or Century Gothic, and nixing any infographic stylings.

Pay attention to the details.

Just like you do when you design something for a client, be sure to go over your resume with a fine-tooth comb, paying attention to the details. A mistake here could make a potential employer think you’ll be careless with your designs.

Top Action Verbs for Graphic Designers

Delivered, exceeded, collaborated, developed, implemented, presented, created, improved, produced, redesigned, transformed, evaluated

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