visual communication
VISC 302


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Professor: Andrea Herstowski
353 Chalmers Hall
Office hours: by appointment











A designer can tell a lot from your resumé. It is probably the first time they hear of you and therefore an introduction to you as a person and as a professional designer. It’s your one-page portfolio. It’s the virtual you. The resume itself is definitely information which should demand my undivided attention. It needs to be designed. Your choice of typefaces and typography, the layout and the organization of information, the paper stock, etc., all contribute to the way I perceive you as a potential designer working for us. It also shows me what you can do on a single piece of paper. But high wire acts are dangerous, so keep it simple and readable. (Even David Carson's business card is ultimately readable.) No elaborate personal logos, please, especially if you're just out of school. It's a bit pretentious.

Your resumé needs to motivate someone to want to ask for your portfolio. Your education and work experiences are very important, but ultimately it's the live you, your work and presentation, which makes one want to hire you. | full article

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Typographic. Clear Hierarchy. Use formatting to help you out. Capitalize and use boldface, italics or underlining to help organize the information.




Content: use this as a template and type up all of your content for your resume. Type in InDesign and in 1 text box.

Your Name Type Study: What typeface are you?
Try your name in at least 25 different ways (fonts, styles, case all caps, all lower, title...)

Hierarchy Study ..... (use this text for your 12 font/hierarchy studies. Start this in class so you know what you are doing. Label the fonts you are using. Try using fonts from this list.
Do not use Aral, Geneva, Georgia, Times, Myriad, ....)

KU Marketing Communication, Lawrence KS
May 2017 – present
Student Designer
Work with the marking team on the design and production of print and digital content for perspective students of the University of Kansas.

Print it all out so we can talk about it in class.

_ present and review

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é Exploration 15 (resume examples)
Hopefully you can choose your type styles: how to create the 3-5 levels of hierarchy from your studies that were due today. They were supposed to help you. Create 10 different layouts for your resumes. Think how can you organize it into 1 column, 2, or 3 columns. You can use the same fonts or you can try a couple different ones (the goal is you get a resume that you can use and not have to redo this homework but just refine 1 direction from Tuesday to Thursday.

Print out all 15 you can print them b/w. Please print your favorite / most successful 3 in color.

Put a pdf of all your 15 explorations on the google drive. Make a folder and put the pdf into your folder.

_ present and review

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refine and finish 1 resumé.
print it out in color.
If you have stuff bleeding off you need to trim it.


hand a pdf of process (your name studies, hierarchy studies, 15 resumes, notes from class...) will use it as part of your grade for this short project.