A killer resume is perhaps the best and only way to make a candidate stand out of the lot of competitors for a graphic designer position. Presenting yourself as a person who is ready to start and is fully equipped with the skills demanded by the role at hand is crucial. Below are some helpful tips in this regard.

Customization: Customizing your resume means targeting your resume to suit and cater for the particular needs of a specific employer. A one-size-fits-all resume is not a good option in today’s competitive job market and it significantly reduces one’s chances of being shortlisted.

Candidacy Branding: A performance summary is a short statement of your candidacy, highlighting the most wanted features of your profile. This is the first thing the employer reads about you, make sure you create a compelling and impressive performance summary to top your resume.

Below are two graphic designer resume samples for your guidance.


Graphic Designer Resume Sample 1


David Maslow

210 Wesley Ave • Beaverton, OR 56003 • (004) 333-5555 • david @ email . com

Performance Summary: Highly creative, versatile and multitalented graphic designer with profound ability to increase client satisfaction by developing contemporary state of art computerized graphic visuals. Strong communicator with expertise in presentation, design development and layout enhancement, apt at understanding the client’s requirements and grasping what needs to be done


♦ Web Designing♦ Interaction Layout♦ Motion Graphics
♦ Digital Imaging♦ Concept Development♦ Layout Enhancement
♦ Layout Review♦ Photography♦ Design Development
♦ Adobe Suite♦ Quark Xpress♦ Windows/Mac OSX

• Secured a marketing graphic consultancy project worth $50K for the company through development of competitive layouts and digital plans and strong presentations of the same
• Devised various culture specific content for international campaigns with enhanced visual optimizations
• Independently developed layout and design for 15+ promotional websites for various clients


Graphic Designer | 3/2013 to Present

• Develop thematic graphic content for marketing purposes as per client requirements
• Generate computerized layouts to create aesthetically appealing visual content
• Hold meetings with clients, determine their needs and expectations and plan the project by actively participating in weekly brainstorm sessions

Assistant Graphic Designer | 5/2010 to 2/2013

• Determined the size and arrangement of illustrative material for marketing purposes
• Developed logos, poster layouts and commercial content as instructed
• Expanded on alternative project layouts and forwarded the same for approval

INSPIRE Institute of Graphic Arts, Beaverton, OR, 2010
Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Designing

• AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts, Beaverton, OR
• ISGD International Society for Graphic Designers, Beaverton, OR


Graphic Designer Resume Sample 2


Alvina Anderson

32 Example Street ♦ Atlanta, GA 43234
Contact # ♦ Email Address


Creative and hardworking professional with 2 years’ dedicated experience in graphic designing industry. Working knowledge of design principles, practices, and methods of digital art, production procedures, printing system, and industry terminologies.

• Thorough understanding of repeats in Photoshop as well as Illustrator
• Proven ability of predicting latest industry trends and able to translate them back into bottom line
• Extremely innovative individual: Able to produce extraordinary design and product innovation
• Good communicator: Able to understand design briefs
• Able to multi task to ensure customer requirements are met

• Photoshop• Illustrator• InDesign
• Dreamweaver• Quark Xpress• Acid Pro

• Achieved the Customer Satisfaction Award – May 2011
• Expanded the scope of traditional graphic designing at International Greetings USA by introducing new techniques


Graphic Designer
International Greetings USA – Atlanta, GA | Feb 2011 – Present

• Perform a wide variety of graphic design functions and tasks by means of applications from the Adobe suite such as Illustrator, In-Design, Photoshop, and Acrobat)
• Create, plan, prepare, design and generate a wide variety of visual materials
• Design solo and multi-page, solo and multi-color publication layouts
• Maintains an advanced trend review continually

Junior Graphic Designer
Taylor Global, Inc. – New York, NY | Jan 2010 – Feb 2011

• Assisted in creating the overall look of marketing campaigns
• Helped in developing general program concepts.
• Designed and produced exclusive PowerPoint presentations.
• Printed production of collateral to implement campaigns
• Coordinated with print vendors

B.S., Graphic Designing – 2009
City College of NY, New York, NY

• Excellent communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to maintain composure
• Professional attitude
• Able to perform well under pressure
• Superb customer service skills
• Ability to listen and understand the requirements of customers quickly, diplomatically, and courteously