CV Pocket

Looking into creative ways of protecting my professional Cv. 

I wanted to look at ways of making my cv unique and resemble me as a person as well as an artist. I have noticed that in every aspect of life I am a perfectionist weather it’s the work I create, the things I buy I am very specific with my choices. I also love to take care of what is mine. To create a nice way of displaying and protecting my CV I have been working on a pocket and thinking of different ways to design this. I am sticking with my current pattern used as a frame on the official document and have also experimented with different colours to produce a label for the front with my name and title on. 

These are the first 3 design ideas I worked on adding a simple coloured box to my colourful design piece working as a base for my label and inserting my type on top of the box. The pocket is designed to simply protect the document and is easily accessible. 

 

Being unsure of the above labels I have taken some more time to create some new label strips for my folder|pocket. Sticking to the dark blue which at this stage in my eyes work works best. I have extended the box to the edges which could maybe work as a label | band around my wallet to give the wallet 3 creative elements.  

 

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Reflection

I will be spending more time working on some completely new designs using colours and patterns once I have worked a little more on my visual identity i.e. Who I am as an artist and what I am looking to recreate. 

 

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Curriculum Vitae

The story behind my Identity

Over the Summer I had been focusing on my visual Identity. I have been struggling with coming away from my current Visual Identity which is known as Goldxnsoul. The name is very much linked to my childhood experience. Growing up and living with my Mother and Sister in a small house was very difficult at times, living in a small space, always being around each other can be complicated. However, I have to admit that my childhood and this experience had taught me so much. 

My mother would always call me the golden child as I was the shy one. In other words out of me and my sister the one who would never misbehave. Being shy and very much keeping myself to myself I was very connected with my interests and myself. I spent a lot of my time listening to music, reading and focusing on my well being in spiritual ways. This is where the second part of my visual identity name. 

I really do not want to let go of my current name however, I am looking to discuss this with my studio tutors to see if they feel it will work professional when being a part of the creative industry. 

stage | Cv Design Ideas 

I have been working on creating some layouts for my cv. I want the writing to look organised but displayed in a way where it can be read in a structured order. After researching different layouts of cv’s online previously I had worked freely using different layouts to see which one would work best. 

First Cv Layout 

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This was my first layout idea using one of my favourite formal typefaces Didot. I feel it is important to use the things that represent you whilst creating your visual identity. I am unsure of sticking to this type face as it may be too formal for my style or expressing myself as an artist. My second attempt was to move the writing to different areas and also change the font to see if another would work better. 

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I have experimented with changing the previous font to another of my favourite typefaces called Dolce Vita Heavy & Dolce Vita Light. I also wanted to play around with my layout and the colour of the font to see if a softer tone would work better. 

Adding Colour & Design

I am an artist who loves colour and the majority of my design work is created using a range of soulful colours and patterns. I have framed the information written on my cv with one of my pattern designs.

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The above image is one of my independent design pieces. I have used a variety colours which I feel are some of my favourite colours, being warming and soulful. I have created two different frames for my Cv which I am thinking of using

I then placed my information on top of the background I felt worked best for the amount of writing I had included. I feel the background used as frame for the information works well instead of placing the type straight on top of the image as this would make my cv very difficult to read. 

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Reflection 

I am very happy with my first cv design however I would like to experiment with some more backgrounds as well as different ways of framing my information and the fonts used. I may also be changing my logo and identity name however I have not come up with a solid decision as of yet. 

USP & CV

This is me, totally unique.

How would you describe who you are and what you do and how you do it differently?

Exactly who are you?

My name is Nicole Chapman, I am a Graphic Designer, Artist and Creative Writer. Born December 18th, 1991 in Little old Essex and currently living in London. I am currently studying my final year at London Metropolitan University.

words that best describe me. 

KIND – SOULFUL – LOVING – COLOURFUL – VIBRANT – DEDICATED – IMAGINATIVE – STORYTELLER – ORIGINATOR – MUSIC LOVER.

What unique combination of things do you do? Who do you Want to work with/for?

A unique combination of things I do are as follows, I very much enjoy illustrating my work and editing it further using digital software such as photoshop, illustrator and indesign. I enjoy working with a mix of medias, from pen to paper, to painting, to photography. I also do creative writing outside of university and during, which has helped me to understand art on a historical level. I am interested in collaborating with other creatives within the industry, to help me to gain new skills in areas I could improve on. I would like to work with anyone who has similar interests to me, anyone linked to events, fashion, design as well as continuing my freelance journey. 

What are you specialisms?

I have experience working freelance within the industry working with and alongside many successful creative, e.g. Entrupeneur, Samuell Benta, Fashion Design Platform Rag City, Fashion Label, Trippy Hippy, Events Organisation KB Management and Underground Artists such as James Anderson & Eklipse. I have a passion for making positive change through the design work I produce. Using a variety of colours helps me to link my work to well being, meditation, love and another strong interest of mine, music. I believe being an artist is not just about drawing pretty pictures, it’s very much about the hidden stories behind the pieces. Every designer, creative, and artist have their own story to tell, art is a way for us to express our true-selves. Letting our thoughts spread across the pages, a beautiful journey to finding our way to freedom. Helping us to design our world, using our mind, body and soul. Forever being in touch with our emotions and expressing all we feel to create the best. I learn something new about myself almost every day which is helping me to design my path and helping me to decide on which road to take when graduating next year in 2017 “Take the one less travelled it makes all the difference.”

Cv Inspirations & Design Ideas

Below are some design ideas which have helped me to develop some ideas as to how to create a successful design cv. The first set of images really caught my eye. their splashes of colour really express me as a design. The modern style and detailed patterns.

The second set of pictures are different ways of folding a cv, using colour as a main focus and making reading a cv inventive and enjoyable. I love how some of the cvs original shapes are folded to then turn into another. I designed my Cv last years for Creative Industry Practice similar to these using triangles. Examples…

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Last Years Cv with Business Cards to Match.

The last set of images are minimal designs with hints of colour outlining or narrating the most relevant information. I am looking to work on my Cv over the next month to help with applying for my design internships. 

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